The penultimate stage at the Tour of Turkey covered 166km on a demanding course from Selcuk to Izmir.
Trek-Segafredo set a high pace for Edward Theuns, which proved too much for several other sprinters.
With the earlier lead group already caught, Daniel Martinez tried to launch an attack to improve from his fourth place in the overall classification. However, UAE Team Emirates set a high pace and caught him.
In the final sprint, Sam Bennett broke clear and made it looks easy as he took a convincing win over Ahmet Orken. He sprinted to his fourth stage win at this Tour of Turkey and his 10th this season.
Tour of Turkey 2017 – stage 5 results (Selcuk – Izmir):
|1||Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|2||Ahmet Orken (Turkey)|
|3||Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)|
|4||Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)|
|5||Michal Paluta (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)|
|6||Riccardo Minali (Astana)|
|7||Boy Van Poppel (Trek – Segafredo)|
|8||Davide Ballerini (Androni – Sidermec)|
|9||Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec)|
|10||Gregory Habeaux (WB Veranclassic Aquality Protect)|
General classification after stage 5:
|1||Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)|
|2||Jasper Hansen (Astana)|
|3||Fausto Masnada (Androni-Sidermec)|
|4||Daniel Martinez (Wilier Triestina)|
|5||Yonder Godoy (Wilier Triestina)|
|6||Ildar Arslanov (Gazprom – Rusvelo)|
|7||Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec)|
|8||Przemyslaw Niemiec (UAE Team Emirates)|
|9||Andrey Zeits (Astana)|
|10||Jarlinson Pantano (Trek-Segafredo)|