Thursday 16 August 2018

WATCH - Ireland's Sam Bennett makes it four stage wins from five on Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett
Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett is dominating all the headlines at the Tour of Turkey.

After winning the opening three stages, Bennett relinquished his lead yesterday but was back in stage-winning form today.

The 26-year-old from Carrick-on-Suir produced another brilliant finish in Izmir to claim another win for his Bora-Hansgrohe team.

“Four stage wins [are] amazing,” Bennett told Eurosport. “I’m really, really happy. It was unfortunate Gregor [Mühlberger] couldn’t start today — he as sick. I hope he recovers quickly.

“Great again to get the win and hopefully we can try something again tomorrow.

" I can’t be disappointed with how this week has gone."

Tour of Turkey stage 5 (Selcuk - Izmir, 166 km): 1 Sam Bennett (Ireland / BORA-hansgrohe) 4:06:49" 2 Ahmet OErken (Turkey / Turkey) ST 3 Simone Consonni (Italy / UAE Team Emirates) 4 Edward Theuns (Belgium / Trek-Segafredo) 5 Michal Paluta (Poland / CCC - Sprandi - Polkowice) 6 Riccardo Minali (Italy / Astana Pro Team) 7 Boy van Poppel (Netherlands / Trek-Segafredo) 8 Davide Ballerini (Italy / Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia) 9 Francesco Gavazzi (Italy / Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia) 10 Gregory Habeaux (Belgium / WB - Veranclassic - Aquality Protect)   

Tour of Turkey GC: 1 Diego Ulissi (Italy / UAE Team Emirates) 23:07:41" 2 Jesper Hansen (Denmark / Astana Pro Team) +12" 3 Fausto Masnada (Italy / Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia) +24" 4 Daniel Martinez (Colombia / Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia) +29" 5 Yonder Godoy (Venezuela / Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia) +30" 6 Ildar Arslanov (Russia / Gazprom - RusVelo) 7 Francesco Gavazzi (Italy / Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia)  +42" 8 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland / UAE Team Emirates) +47" 9  Andrey Zeits (Kazakhstan / Astana Pro Team) +50" 10 Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia / Trek-Segafredo) +1:03"

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