Sam Bennett claims stage one victory on Tour of Turkey
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.