Bennett celebrates the double to the sprint and reinforces the leadership

He crossed the finish line in front of his Austrian teammate Felix Grosschartner and the Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo.


The Irish Sam Bennett (Bora Hansgrohe) has achieved the doblete by winning the sprint in the second stage of the Tour of Turkey played between Tekirdag and Eceabat, 183.3 kilometers, which reinforces the leader's jersey.

Bennett, 28 years old and born in the Belgian town of Wervik, crossed the finish line with a time of 4h.11.48, ahead of his Austrian teammate Felix Grosschartner and the Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo (Manzana Postobon), while the español of Caja Rural Gonzalo Serrano was ranked fourth. It was the sixth victory of the Irish sprinter in the season, pur already raised his arms in the Tour of St. John, Tour of the Emirates, twice in the Paris Nice and another 2 in Turkey.

A very hot day that had its incentive with escapades and a final rhythm that took the nerves to a squad that arrived divided to the coastal city of Eceabat. Among the protagonists of the day's escape was the Uruguayan Mauricio Moreira, of the Caja Rural, who also rebelled against the peloton when the breakaway was almost extinguished to 25 kilometers from the finish, but without luck, since the interests of the teams of the sprinters prevailed before the solitary effort of the South American cyclist.

Con compact group increased the speed as the goal approached. A duel in the lead between the Dimension Data of the British Mark Cavendish and Lotto Soudal, who was looking for the victory with the Australian Caleb Ewan, but the Bora had the trick of the man who won the eve and he donned the leader's jersey.

Bennett He did not forgive on the home straight and was the fastest among the group of 7 runners who fought for the victory. This Wednesday the third stage will take the peloton from Çanakkale to Edremit, with a distance of 122.6 kilometers.



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