Despite a heart-stopping forced bike change in the crucial last stage time trial, Ilnur Zakarin held his nerve to claim the top step of the podium. His Katusha teammate Simon Spilak leapfrogged into second place, with Sky’s Chris Froome making the podium for the third time in three years.
Mark Cavendish won the battle of the sprinters, taking three stages, but it was the unheralded Kristijan Durasek who claimed GC honours in an exciting 51st edition of the Tour of Turkey. Continue reading
Our tour of the current top five in the 2015 WorldTour individual rankings ends with the man who finished the year ranked number one in 2010, 2012 and 2013.