The Irishman Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) has Tuesday the first stage in the wielerronde van Turkey (WorldTour) to his name. Bennett showed himself after 156,7 km between Istanbul and Tekirdag the best in a bunch sprint for the Dutchman, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and the Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal).
The stage, with its two climbs of third category, was colored by a long breakaway of six riders, who with Lindsay De Vylder (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), a Belgian. They drove shortly after the start away from the pack, and gathered up nearly four minutes ahead. 22 km from the end was the unification a fact. Thanks to Remco Evenpoel, that good work won in the service of Jakobsen. Without success so for Deceuninck-Quick Step.
Wednesday should be a new opportunity for the sprinters. It explains the peloton 183,3 km from Tekirdag to gallipoli peninsula. Again, there are two climbs on the program (third and second category) but they are far from the finish line.
The Tour of Turkey ends on Sunday in Istanbul. Then we know the successor of the Spaniard Eduard Prades, who is there this year.