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Sam Bennett Wins Opening Stage Of Tour Of Turkey

Ireland's Sam Bennett has claimed the first stage of the Tour of Turkey. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider...
Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

15.45 16 Apr 2019


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Sam Bennett Wins Opening Stage...

Sam Bennett Wins Opening Stage Of Tour Of Turkey

Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

15.45 16 Apr 2019


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Ireland's Sam Bennett has claimed the first stage of the Tour of Turkey.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider won in a tight sprint finish ahead of Quick-Step's Fabio Jakobsen, with Caleb Ewan of Lotto-Soudal in third.

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It continues a fine record for Bennett in Turkey, as he's now won eight stages of the race over the past three years.

The Carrick-on-Suir man has thanked hisย Bora-Hansgrohe teammates for their part in today's victory.

โ€œThe boys did a super job, I give them a lot of credit today. After my break, I donโ€™t really have the same condition, but I know as a sprinter you still have to get the results. But without the guys today, it would have been very difficult. So I definitely want to thank them for that.

โ€œI saw QuickStep coming at the last moment. I had to try to get that wheel. It was very difficult because he is a really quick guy. I am really happy to get that.

โ€œAs a sprinter you have to try to win all season long whether you are good or bad. Maybe I dipped my form a bit too much [during his break from racing], but it was enough today.โ€

Tomorrow's second stage is a largely flat 183-kilometre jaunt from Tekirdag to Eceabat.


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