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Sam Bennett powers to second Tour of Turkey stage win

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Sam Bennett tour of turkey 2017 stage 2

Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) took his second straight win of this year’s Tour of Turkey powering more than two bike lengths’ ahead of Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) and Riccardo Minali (Astana).

With 40km remaining the escapees had an advantage of more than one minute, only 12 km before the finish, the peloton closed the gap and the expected bunch sprint was set up.

The sprinters’ teams ramped up the pace in the finale, chipping away at the leader’s advantage and hauling them back. Bennett marked the Trek team and, buoyed by his confidence boost on stage one, had little problem in taking the sprint.

“It was another amazing team effort today. We worked well together and it paid off. Really happy with the performance and to be wearing the turquoise jersey. It’s always nice to be ending the season on a high”, said Bennett.

Tour of Turkey 2017 – stage 2 results (Kumlica – Fethiye):

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

6:02:06

2Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)

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3Riccardo Minali (Astana)

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4Marco Benfatto (Androni-Sidermec)

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5Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

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6Manuel Belletti (Wilier Triestina)

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7Davide Ballerini (Androni-Sidermec)

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8Ahmet Orken (Turkey)

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9Paolo Simion (Bardiani CSF)

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10Frantisek Sisr (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

+02”

 

General classification after stage 2:

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

9:59:12

2Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)

+10”

3Marco Benfatto (Androni-Sidermec)

+14”

4Riccardo Minali (Astana)

+16”

5Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

+19”

6Vincenzo Albanese (Bardiani CSF)

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7Mirco Maestri (Bardiani CSF)

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8Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec)

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9Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

+20”

10Manuel Belletti (Wilier Triestina)

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