Tour of Turkey - Sam Bennett: I was on the Quick-Step train again in the last metres
Oct 11 2018 08:37 pm CET

Tour of Turkey - Sam Bennett: I was on the Quick-Step train again in the last metres
Tour of Turkey - Sam Bennett: I was on the Quick-Step train again in the last metres
Photo of Sam Bennett (c)BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Sam Bennett took his second victory in a row at the Tour of Turkey. The Irishman showed once again his good shape at the final sprint of the third stage of the race.

Despite the stage included a second category climb in the first kilometres and another ascent towards the end, the rider managed to stay with the group to fight at the bunch sprint. "I thought it would be harder on the climb but I was actually comfortable," Bennett commented.

"They only went hard the last 500 metres and I could hang on for that. The descent was pretty fast. A lot of guys came back when I thought maybe they wouldn’t."

Bennett managed to stay in a good position at the final metres to launch his sprint and take another victory. "It was a hard fight for the wheels then, but my guys did a great job and looked after me all day, on the climb as well," the rider explained.

"I was on the Quick-Step train again in the last 500m. There was a slight hesitation at 220-230m to go and I decided to hit it instead of letting guys come over the top of me. At that moment I thought, maybe I’ve gone too long here, but I was able to hold onto it so I’m delighted."




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