With a maximum speed of 79 kilometers per hour in the bunch sprint, Greipel again finishes second in Turkey.
Team Israel Start-Up Nation rode attentively in stage 7 and tried to set up echelons multiple times in today’s stage. With success, as the peloton was significantly smaller once the finish line came into sight.
Greipel complimented his teammates for their help provided the whole day. “The guys did excellent. The closed down gaps, kept me out of the wind, and the lead-out was again on point.”
Team ISN had the sprint train chasing down a lone escapee in the last few kilometers, and then tried to surprise its competitors with a late attack. That resulted in a sixth place for Rick Zabel.
Greipel himself waited patiently a bit further back in the pack for his chance, moved up in the last 500 meters, and launched with 200 meters to go. It resulted in exactly the same podium as yesterday in Turkey. “This was the best result possible,”he said.
Pics: Sjors Beukeboom, VeloImages.
— Sjors Beukeboom to israelcyclingacademy.com