Tour of Turkey: Sam Bennett wins stage 1

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) celebrates winning stage 1 of the Presidential Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) claimed stage 1 at the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in a close sprint finish ahead of Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep). Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) finished third while Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) sat up inside the final kilometre in his first race since abandoning Paris-Nice in March. Bennett made use of a strong lead-out from QuickStep, coming around Jakobsen inside the final 100 metres to take the fifth win of his already successful season. Only QuickStep were able to provide a prominent lead-out in the finale, with two riders supporting Jakobsen inside the final 500m. Bennett, who won twice in Paris-Nice and once at the UAE Tour had too much for the Dutch rider and eased through to take not just the win but also the first leader's jersey in this year's race. Bennett has now won eight stages in the Tour of Turkey in the last three ...

Read on Cycling News


More Like This

Card image cap

Jakobsen wins Tour of Turkey stage 3

View
Card image cap

Sam Bennett overcomes Giro snub with multiple wins in Turkey

View
Card image cap

Mark Cavendish delighted to be in the mix again at Tour of Turkey

View
Card image cap

Bennett the best of the sprinters at Tour of Turkey opener

View
Card image cap

Tour of Turkey: Caleb Ewan wins stage 4

View
Card image cap

Tour of Turkey: Lutsenko wins stage 4

View
Card image cap

Paris-Nice: Sam Bennett wins stage 3

View
Card image cap

Sam Bennett goes the distance to double up at Giro d'Italia

View
Card image cap

Flying Too Close to the Sun: Paris - Nice Preview

View
Card image cap

Sam Bennett: I put a lot of pressure on myself

View