Jakobsen ends Bennett’s domination at Tour of Turkey

Fabio Jakobsen wins stage 3 Tour of Turkey 2019

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) edged Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) to claim stage 3 at the Tour of Turkey.

The stage from Canakkale to Edremit featured some climbing in the first half of the afternoon before a mostly flat run-in to the line.

With the race together for an expected sprint in the finale, Deceuninck-Quick-Step took control of the pack. Maximiliano Richeze led out the sprint, with Jakobsen launching in the final 250 meters.

Cavendish was well-positioned but had to swerve around Richeze as he veered off, with the Brit having to settle for third behind Jakobsen and Bennett.

“Without my teammates this win was impossible,” Jakobsen said at the finish. “This is a victory for them. Okay I do the sprint but they bring me into position. Max was my last man and he brought me into position with 200 meters tog It was a slightly uphill sprint and even a Turkish flag couldn’t stop me . I just happy that I won and can take home the victory.”

Tour of Turkey 2019 – stage 3 results (Çanakkale – Edremit):

1Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


2Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)


4Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)


5Christophe Noppe (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)


6Matteo Malucelli (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


7Matthew Gibson (Burgos-BH)


8Luca Pacioni (Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM)


9Jordan Parra (Manzana Postobon)


10Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana)



Tour of Turkey 2019 – general classification after stage 3:

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Jhonatan Restrepo (Manzana Postobon)


4Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)


5Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)


6Mauro Finetto (Delko Marseille Provence)


7Gonzalo Serrano (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)


8Edgar Pinto (W52-FC Porto)


9Sebastian Schönberger (Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM)


10Cyril Barthe (Euskadi-Murias)



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