Adam Yates takes lead in Tour of Turkey after stage six win

21-year-old British rider Adam Yates wins stage and takes over race lead from Rein Taaramae in Presidential Tour of Turkey

Adam Yates wins Stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Turkey

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) has moved into the overall lead in the Presidential Tour of Turkey after a solo move on stage six's mountain-top finish netted him the victory.

Having started the day in second spot overall behind Rein Taaramae (Cofidis), Yates had to make up the six-second deficit on the Estonian. As Yates pulled away up the road, Taaramae chased furiously to try and cut his advantage - but simply couldn't catch the British rider and lost the race lead by just a single second.

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