Patrick Bevin is the first New Zealander to win the Presidential Tour of Türkiye

Patrick Bevin was declared the overall winner of the 57th Presidential Tour of Türkiye after the race came to its conclusion in Istanbul. He’s the first New Zealander to win the race and this is his first stage race overall victory. Australia’s Jay Vine and Argentine Eduardo Sepulveda rounded out the final podium of an event that will remain in the history for having used the new 1915 Çannakale bridge before paying a tribute to the 57th Infantry Regiment and all the victims of World War 1 in the Gallipoli peninsula.

Stage 8 was cut short after crashes occurred in the peloton due to rainy conditions following the crossing of the Bosphorus in the only race in the world that bridges two continents. Riders, organisers and UCI commissaires agreed for the peloton to reach Taksim Square all together safely. There was no result for the day.

Having taken the lead of the general classification at the end of stage 7 in which he took the Turquoise jersey over from Sepulveda, Bevin was awarded the final trophy while Belgium’s Jasper Philipsen received the green jersey of the points classification, Noah Granigan from the USA was crowned the King of the Mountains and Batuhan Özgür from Sakarya BB won the Treasures of Türkiye Sprints competition.