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Sam Bennett claims stage one victory on Tour of Turkey

Bennett claims stage one victory on Tour of Turkey
By Eurosport

10/10/2017 at 16:48Updated 10/10/2017 at 16:55

Irishman Sam Bennett claimed stage one victory as the Tour of Turkey got under way on Tuesday.

Bennett avoided being caught up in a crash in the final couple of kilometres that involved a number of riders and, aided by his Bora-Hansgrohe team-mate Shane Archbold, timed his sprint finish to perfection.

Italian Marco Benfatto (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia) was second, with Belgium's Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) third.

The 176.7km stage from Alanya to Kemer was the first of six. Wednesday's is 206km and runs from Kumluca to Fethiye.

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