Irishman Sam Bennett of Bora
Hansgrohe has won the second stage of the 54th Presidential
Tour of Turkey.
Max Richeze of Quick Step
was in the leader’s jersey for this 149km stage which started and finished in
Four riders in Onur Balkan (TUR), Sprengers (SVB), Orjuela Guiterrez
(MZN) and Zabala (CJR) spent most of the stage in the break with Balkan in
the white Turkish Beauty Sprint jersey, taking the sprint after 59.7kms.
Sprengers took the bonus
sprint as their lead dropped to under a minute going into the final twenty
Balkan, the Turkish
champion, dropped back into the peloton, as the tempo picked up.
Thomas Sprengers was the
last rider to be caught, staying away until there was 9.4kms to go.
The sprint was on with
Bahrain-Merida leading with 4.3kms left and Sam Bennett in the green jersey
just behind them.
CCC took over on the
front but Sam Bennett of Bora Hansgrohe came up to take the win in 3.24.37 from Alvaro Hodeg and Consomni.Sam Bennett now leads the race by six seconds.
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