Sam Bennett sprints to victory at second stage of Tour of Turkey
Oct 10 2018 12:49 pm CET

Sam Bennett sprints to victory at second stage of Tour of Turkey
Sam Bennett sprints to victory at second stage of Tour of Turkey
Photo of Sam Bennett (c)BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) has taken the victory at the second stage of the Tour of Turkey. The Irishman was the fastest at the final sprint beating Alvaro Hodeg and Simone Consonni.

The second day of racing in Turkey was 149.6 kilometres long from and to Alanya with a hilly profile. The escape of the day was formed by four riders: Fernando Orjuela (Manzana Portobon), Onur Balkan (Turkey), Thomas Sprengers (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and Josu Zabala (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).

The riders formed a gap of more than two minutes with a peloton that was mainly pulled by Quick-Step Floors. With 11 kilometres to go and as the pack fought with some crosswinds, Sprengers attacked from the front group while his companions were swallowed by the peloton.

At nine kilometres from the end, the Belgian rider was also reeled back in and teams like Quick-Step Floors, Astana and Bora-hansgrohe took the lead of the pack to control the pace and position their sprinters for the final battle. Quick-Step set up things well for Alvaro Hodeg but just behind him was Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) who took the Colombian's slipstream and took the victory of the stage.

UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni crossed the finish line in the third position and BMC's Jempy Drucker and Bahrain-Merida's Ivan Garcia Cortina completed the top five of the day. The Irishman also took the lead of the General Classification.






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