Sam Bennett wins Stage One of the Tour of Turkey

Ireland’s Sam Bennett has won the opening stage of the 55th Tour of Turkey.

Bennett, riding for the Bora-Hansgrohe team, won the 97.5-mile stage from Istanbul to the coastal city of Tekirdag.

The Stage came down to a final sprint with Bennett pipping Fabio Jakobsen of the Netherlands in the final few metres, winning in a time of three hours, 32.34 seconds.

Bennett won three of the six stages in last year’s event and in doing so won the points classification green jersey.

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