Sam Bennett takes his fourth stage win at the Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett

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):

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Ahmet Orken (Turkey)


3Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)


4Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)


5Michal Paluta (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)


6Riccardo Minali (Astana)


7Boy Van Poppel (Trek – Segafredo)


8Davide Ballerini (Androni – Sidermec)


9Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec)


10Gregory Habeaux (WB Veranclassic Aquality Protect)



General classification after stage 5:

1Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)


2Jasper Hansen (Astana)


3Fausto Masnada (Androni-Sidermec)


4Daniel Martinez (Wilier Triestina)


5Yonder Godoy (Wilier Triestina)


6Ildar Arslanov (Gazprom – Rusvelo)


7Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec)


8Przemyslaw Niemiec (UAE Team Emirates)


9Andrey Zeits (Astana)


10Jarlinson Pantano (Trek-Segafredo)



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