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Tour of Turkey: Sam Bennett sprints to victory on Stage 1

Bennett sprints to victory on Stage 1
By Eurosport

10/10/2017 at 13:37Updated 10/10/2017 at 16:00

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) timed his move to perfection to claim the first stage of the Tour of Turkey.

Bennett, 26, eased ahead of Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) and Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates) after a 176km ride from Alanya to Kemer.

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The Irishman avoided a nasty-looking crash in the final couple of kilometres to finish in 3 hours 57 minutes and 26 seconds.

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RESULTS FROM TOUR OF TURKEY STAGE 1

1. Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) 3:57:26"

2. Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) ST

3. Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

4. Paolo Simion (Bardiani - CSF)

5. Nikolai Trussov (Gazprom - RusVelo)

6. Boy van Poppel (Trek-Segafredo) +6"

7. Shane Archbold (BORA-hansgrohe)

8. Davide Ballerini (Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia)

9. Michal Paluta (CCC - Sprandi - Polkowice)

10. Zhandos Bizhigitov (Astana Pro Team) +10"

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