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Leopard chasing another win at Tour of Antalya

Thursday, the 2020 season officially starts as Leopard Pro Cycling takes part at the Tour of Antalya. After last year's success, the team is eager to come back home with a similar result.

The Race
The Tour of Antalya (2.1) consists of four stages of which stages one, three and four are possible sprint finishes. The stage to Termessos ends after a 8,8 kilometers long climb at 5,8% average gradient.

20.02 | Antalya - Antalya (149,2 km)
21.02 | Kemer - Antalya (165.3 km)
22.02 | Aspendos - Termessos (101,6 km) 
23.02 | Side - Antalya (136,8 km)

Previous years
It's the third time the Tour of Antalya is hosted. Leopard Pro Cycling is participating for the second time in a row. In last year's edition, Leopard's Szymon Rekita won the stage to the top of Termessos, claiming the overall lead in the general classification. In the end, Rekita and Leopard were able to bring back home the overall victory.

Who is riding?
Patrick Haller (GER), Miguel Heidemann (GER), Arthur Kluckers (LUX), Jan Maas (NED), Szymon Rekita (POL), Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (DEN) - DS: Jan Brokchoff (GER)

Szymon Rekita's thoughts
"After recharging the batteries during the off-season, we had a great team training camp in Mallorca. We are for sure ready for the season and with a good team spirit everything is possible. We are confident and we have the quality to get good results, starting this Tour of Antalya. Of course I won last year's edition, but now it's a new year. I will give my all and try to repeat this success, but I don't feel any pressure. Anything can happen and we will take the race day by day."