Two out of two! Sam Bennett takes second successive stage on Tour of Turkey

The Tipperary man has successfully defended the leader’s jersey.

Presidential Tour of Turkey 2017 - Stage 2 On the double: Bennett won again today. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

IRELAND’S SAM BENNETT has made it two stage wins out of two at the Tour of Turkey, backing up yesterday’s opening win with a victory on stage two.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider won on a sprint at the end of the 206km route from from Kumluca to Fethiye, while Belgium’s Edward Theuns and Italian Riccardo Minali finished second and third respectively.

The 26-year-old impressed throughout, leading from the early stages. But as the end line neared, the gap was closed and an expected bunch sprint was set up.

A powerful finish saw him take the second stage win, and hold onto his leader’s jersey.

Bennett leads the general classification standings, and the race finishes up in Istanbul on Sunday.

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