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Saturday 22 September 2018

Ireland's Sam Bennett makes it three in a row to keep Tour of Turkey lead

Ireland's Sam Bennett was victorious at the Tour of Turkey for a third straight day on Thursday
Ireland's Sam Bennett was victorious at the Tour of Turkey for a third straight day on Thursday

Ireland's Sam Bennett made it a hat-trick of wins at the Tour of Turkey with victory on stage three in Marmaris.

Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) won a sprint at the end of the 128.6-kilometres route from Fethiye to follow up his wins in Kemer on Tuesday and Fethiye on Wednesday.

Belgium's Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) was second to Bennett for a second successive day.

Italy's Simone Consonni (UAE-Team Emirates) was third.

Bennett leads the general classification standings in the race, which concludes on Sunday in Istanbul.

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