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Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2024, 21st to 28th April

8 stages around Turkey with the traditional last stage in Istanbul.
Only 4 WT teams - Bora, DSM, Alpecin & Astana this year.
Startlist at https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-turkey/2024/startlist/startlist
Sprinters Welsford, Cav & Jakobsen, GC wise, it's pretty open. Lutsenko won last year with a memorable win on Babadag, but absent this year, so time for a new champ.

Website in English at https://www.tourofturkiye.org.tr/en
Road book in English at https://www.tourofturkiye.org.tr/Content/files/2024/Yaris_Rehberi/2024_Tanitim_Rehberi_v4.pdf
Map and all the profiles at https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-of-turkey/2024/route/overview-map

Queen stage is Friday's stage 6 to Manisa which finishes on Spil Dagi

Not as awe inspiring as Babadag but a decent climb to decide who wins the GC.
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Stage 1 on Sunday - Antalya to Antalya (yes it's a loop!) 134.7 km, start 9.29 CET, TV from 10.30 CET. (note the early TV times!) Should be a bunch sprint with a flat run in.


Finish of stage 1 - right hander at about 800m then straight to the line -
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