After last week’s Mallorca Challenge, a part of BIKE AID is currently staying in Alanya on the Turkish Riviera, to put on another training camp in the upcoming days. But there are also sveral well organized professional races in the Turkish holiday region, sanctioned with class 1.2 by the UCI where BIKE AID riders also get some important racing kilometers in.
At yesterday's hard Grand Prix Gazipasa, Nikodemus Holler and Adne van Engelen were able to show after 153 mountainous kilometers with the places 10 and 15 that they are already good in shape. The race was won out of a 3-man break by Belarussian Bransilau Samoilau, who has already done 7 Grand Tours.
On today’s Sunday, the Grand Prix Alanya was on the program and after another 153 but this time flat kilometers, Lucas Carstensen completed the preparatory work of his teammates and won the race. "The team did a great job for me, and especially Nikodemus Holler and Aaron Grosser played a major role in the finale and made a big contribution to the victory," said Carstensen.
New signing Grosser, who lead the sprint out on the last 400m for Lucas Carstensen, even managed a great 6th place himself.