Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) on Wednesday the second stage in the Tour of Turkey (WorldTour) on his name. The Irishman sprinted after 154,1 km) in Antalya to the victory. He took it for the Colombian Alvaro Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors) and the Italian Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates). Edward Theuns was the first Belgian on the sixth place. Bennett takes the leader’s jersey from Maximiliano Richeze, that the favourites won.
The second stage went largely along the Turkish coast and inspired four riders to be there to pull out. Onur Balkun, Josu Zabala, Fernando Orjuela and Thomas Sprengers.
Much lead they were never of the peloton, where Iljo Keisse and Tim Declercq of the hands from the sleeves cease and desist from the pursuit organized. Also, Bora-hansgrohe gave support from the second line.
The escapees were birds for the cat, in a stage that on paper, enter was for sprinters. Eventually, it was at 9.4 km from the end, with Thomas Sprengers the last vluchter swallowed up by the peloton.
Quick-Step Floors launched in the run-up to the sprint Alvaro Hodeg, but Sam Bennett played the smart and snuggled in the wheel of the Colombian. The Irishman came at the appropriate moment forward, and past the sprinter van Quick-Step. Tuesday was Bennett still settle with a second place. Last year, he knew, but preferably four stages, to win in the Tour of Turkey.
This year, its counter is now on five of them, after three victories in the Giro and the one day race Rund um Köln.
Bennett is also the new leader, he has six seconds ahead of Richeze. Kenneth Van Rooy is fifth at 13 seconds.
1. Sam Bennett (Ipr/BOH) in 3u24:37 (avg. 43,867393 km/h)
2. Alvaro Hodeg (Col/QST) 0:00
3. Simone Consonni (Ita/UAD)
4. Jempy Drucker (Lux/BMC)
5. Ivan Garcia (Spa/TPM)
6. Edward Theuns (Bel/SUN)
7. John Degenkolb (Ger/TFS)
8. Enrique Sanz (Spa/EUS)
9. Luca Pacioni (Ita/WANTS)
10. Alexander Porsev (Rus/GAZ)