Sam Bennett sprints to victory in Tour of Turkey first stage

Sam Bennett sprints to victory in Tour of Turkey first stage

Ireland's Sam Bennett has claimed the first stage of the Tour of Turkey.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider won in a tight sprint finish ahead of Quick-Step's Fabio Jakobsen, with Caleb Ewan of Lotto-Soudal in third.

It continues a fine record for Bennett in Turkey, as he's now won eight stages of the race over the past three years.

Tomorrow's second stage is a largely flat 183-kilometre jaunt from Tekirdag to Eceabat.

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