Alanya - Alanya 143 km
The ever improving Tour of Turkey is back. Despite the profile making it look like the riders will face a number of ladder-like climbs, it should start off with a sprint.
Bosporus Bet: Leigh Howard
In the shadow of the Greipel/ Kittel duel there are a bunch of quality sprinters around like Modolo, Guardini, Coquard, Ciolek, Bos etc. etc. A little uphill in the finish might favor the strong Orica-sprinter though.