Torku Şekerspor

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Torku Şekerspor
Team information
UCI codeTRK
Registered Konya, Central Anatolia, Turkey
Founded2005
Disbanded2018
Discipline(s) Road
Status UCI Continental
Bicycles Salcano
Key personnel
Team manager(s) Branko Filip
Team name history
2005
2006–2007
2008–2009
2010
2011–2012
2012–2014
2014–2018
Hemus 1896 Aurora 2000 Berchi
Hemus 1896–Berneschi
Hemus 1896
Hemus 1896–Vivelo
Torquay Sheker Konya Vivelo
Konya–Torku Şekerspor
Torku Şekerspor
Torku Sekerspor jersey Torkusekerjersey.png
Torku Şekerspor jersey
Jersey

Torku Şekerspor ( UCI team code:TRK) was a Turkish professional cycling team, based in Konya, Central Anatolia.They folded after the 2018 season. The team was sponsored by the local sugar and chocolate industries. It is part of the Konya Anadolu Selçukspor organisation, a Turkish TFF Second League football team. [1]

Contents

In 2011, the team became Turkey's first ever professional bicycle racing team. It has UCI Continental team status. [1]

Team member Miraç Kal qualified for participation in the road race event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. [2]

Team member Ahmet Örken qualified for participation in the time trial event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. [3]

Doping

In April 2012 Ivailo Gabrovski tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO) on Stage 3 of the 2012 Tour of Turkey, winning the stage and the overall title. [4] Gabrovski was banned for two years and had his victory stripped. [5] In May 2012 Volodymyr Bileka tested positive for Norpseudoephedrine on Stage 1 of the 2012 Tour of Trakya receiving a four-year suspension for his second doping offence.

In March 2013, Mustafa Sayar tested positive for EPO after Stage 1 of the 2013 Tour d'Algérie. [6]

Final roster

RiderDate of birth
Flag of Turkey.svg  Fethi Acar  (TUR) (1996-01-01) January 1, 1996 (age 24)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Ahmet Akdilek  (TUR) (1988-03-10) March 10, 1988 (age 32)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Muhammet Atalay  (TUR) (1989-05-15) May 15, 1989 (age 31)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Nazim Bakırcı  (TUR) (1986-05-29) May 29, 1986 (age 34)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Onur Balkan  (TUR) (1996-03-10) March 10, 1996 (age 24)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Serkan Balkan  (TUR) (1994-03-28) March 28, 1994 (age 26)
RiderDate of birth
Flag of Russia.svg  Ivan Balykin  (RUS) (1990-11-26) November 26, 1990 (age 29)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Halil İbrahim Dilek  (TUR) (1998-10-12) October 12, 1998 (age 22)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Ahmet Orencik  (TUR) (1996-04-10) April 10, 1996 (age 24)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Batuhan Özgür  (TUR) (1998-02-01) February 1, 1998 (age 22)
Flag of Moldova.svg  Cristian Raileanu  (MDA) (1993-01-24) January 24, 1993 (age 27)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Ferit Şamlı  (TUR) (1994-01-29) January 29, 1994 (age 26)

Major wins

2010
Overall, Romania Tour of Szeklerland, Evgeniy Gerganov
Stage 7 Tour of Bulgaria, Evgeniy Gerganov
Overall Paths of King Nikola, Vladimir Koev
Stage 1, Vladimir Koev
2011
Stage 5 Tour du Maroc, Eyüp Karagöbek
Stage 4 Tour of Trakya, Muhammet Atalay
Overall Tour of Isparta, Mustafa Sayar
Stage 1, Mustafa Sayar
Stage 3, Danail Petrov
Stage 5 Tour of Romania, Vladimir Koev
Stage 3 Tour of Cappadocia, Miraç Kal
Overall Sibiu Cycling Tour, Vladimir Koev
Stage 3, Vladimir Koev
Stage 4 Tour of Marmara, Eyüp Karagöbek
Stage 4 Tour of Alanya, Hüseyin Özcan
2012
Stage 4 Azerbaijan Tour, Yuriy Metlushenko
Overall Tour of Trakya, Yuriy Metlushenko
Stages 1, 2 & 4, Yuriy Metlushenko
Stage 3 Baltic Chain Tour, Yuriy Metlushenko
Stage 4 Tour of Taihu Lake, Yuriy Metlushenko
2013
Stage 2 Tour d'Algérie, Sergiy Grechyn
Stage 1 Tour de Blida, Mustafa Sayar
Stage 6 Tour du Maroc, Ahmet Örken [7]
Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan, Sergiy Grechyn
Stage 2, Sergiy Grechyn
Stages 4 & 6 Tour de Serbie, Ahmet Örken [8] [9]
Stage 2 Tour of Qinghai Lake, David de la Fuente
Overall Tour of Taihu Lake, Yuriy Metlushenko
Stages 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9, Yuriy Metlushenko
2014
Stage 9 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Ahmet Örken
2015
Overall Tour of Çanakkale, Ahmet Akdilek
Prologue, Ahmet Akdilek
Stage 3, Ismail Aksoy
Overall Tour du Maroc, Tomasz Marczyński
Stages 1, 4 & 7, Tomasz Marczyński
Stage 2, Ahmet Örken
Overall Tour of Black Sea, Tomasz Marczyński
Stage 1, Tomasz Marczyński
Stage 3, Ahmet Örken
Stage 3 Tour of Iran, Ismail Aksoy
Overall Tour of Ankara, Nazim Bakırcı
Stage 1, Nazim Bakırcı
Stage 4, Feritcan Şamlı
Overall International Tour of Torku Mevlana, Ahmet Örken
Prologue, Stages 2 & 3, Ahmet Örken
Overall Tour of Aegean, Ahmet Örken
Prologue & Stage 1, Ahmet Örken
Stage 3, Rasim Reis
2016
Overall Tour of Mersin, Nazim Bakırcı
Stage 1 Tour of Ankara, Feritcan Şamlı
Stage 2 Tour of Ankara, Mustafa Sayar
Stage 3 Tour of Ankara, Fatih Keleş
2017
Les Challenges de la Marche Verte GP Oued Eddahab, Ivan Balykin
Les Challenges de la Marche Verte GP Al Massira, Ahmet Örken
Stage 2 Tour of Ankara, Ivan Balykin
Stage 2b (ITT) Tour of Bihor, Ivan Balykin
Stage 2 Tour de Serbie, Luca Chirico
Stage 3 Tour de Serbie, Ahmet Örken
Stages 4 & 10 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Ahmet Örken
2018
Overall Tour of Mediterrennean, Onur Balkan
Stages 2 & 3, Onur Balkan
Overall Tour of Cartier - East Mediterrannean Cycling Prohect, Cristian Raileanu
Stage 2, Cristian Raileanu
Stage 2 Tour of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Batuhan Ozgur
Overall Tour of Mesopotamia, Nazim Bakirci
Stage 1, Ivan Balykin
Stage 2, Nazim Bakirci
Stage 4, Onur Balkan
Overall Tour of Mevlana, Ivan Balykin
Stage 2, Ivan Balykin
Stage 9 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Onur Balkan
Stage 3 Tour of Cappadocia, Onur Balkan
Stage 5 Tour of Romania, Onur Balkan
Stage 3 Tour of Black Sea, Batuhan Ozgur

National champions

2009
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Road Race, Miraç Kal
2011
MaillotBulgaria.png Bulgaria Road Race, Danail Petrov
2012
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Road Race, Miraç Kal
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Under-23 Time Trial, Feritcan Şamlı
2013
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Road Race, Nazim Bakırcı
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Time Trial, Bekir Baki Akırşan
MaillotKaz.PNG Kazakhstan Time Trial, Andrey Mizurov
2014
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Road Race, Feritcan Şamlı
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Time Trial, Ahmet Örken
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Under-23 Time Trial, Alihan Demirbağ
2015
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Road Race, Ahmet Akdilek
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Time Trial, Ahmet Örken
MaillotPolonia.PNG Poland Road Race, Tomasz Marczyński
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Under-23 Road Race, Batuhan Özgür
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Under-23 Time Trial, Halil İbrahim Dilek
2016
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Time Trial, Ahmet Örken
2018
Maillot Turkey.png Turkey Road Race, Onur Balkan

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