|A leisurely peddle 30 minutes before the start|
|Each team was interviewed in a mixture of English, Turkish, French and Italian.|
|Bodrum also had two large cruise ships in today, which added to the bustle.|
|On the start line|
The turquoise jersey is worn by the leader, the red jersey by the best climber.
|The start - 11:40am as advertised!|
I was surprised at how relaxed they all looked considering they were just about to set off on a 182 km journey, culminating in a 6km twisting climb to Merymana, which is daunting in coach or car. The Turkish flags will have been out in force at the finish as Mustafa Sayer crossed the line first and seized the overall lead.
|A boy can dream.|