The Great Escape...
Svein Tuft & Julien Fouchard
Svein Tuft made his mark in aggressive style in the closing kilometres of the stage 4 Tour of Turkey.
At the 32km mark left Tuft bounded out of the pack and chased after Julien Fouchard (Cofidis). The two stayed out in front and it looked good. It was a Tuft moment when he couldn't respond to Fouchard's burst of speed with 1km to go.
The pack had other thoughts and re-absorbed the Spidertech rider and at the last 100 metres Ale Jet Petacchi bounded past a surprised Bartosz Huzarski (Team Netapp) to win by a bike length.
Great timing by the old sprinter to finally win after losing three bunch sprints in this exciting Tour of Turkey!