Sam Bennett Win’s Final Stage @Tourofturkey @Sammmy_Be @BORAhansgrohe #Tourofturkey
Nicolas Roche finishes in 10th Position Overall
Video by Eurosport
A fast start and fight for the breakaway on the final stage marked the 164km flat stage. It took more than 50km for a breakaway to form as eight riders went up the road. The BORA -hansgrohe guys stayed in the peloton and worked for their sprinter Sam Bennett. With 6km to go the pack caught the breakaway and with a predicted bunch sprint on the cards, the sprinter’s teams started to form their lead-out.
Approaching the flamme rouge, the multiple Giro d’Italia stage winner Sam Bennett launched a surprise attack and quickly established a large gap. This incredible attack put the peloton on the back foot, scrambling to bring Bennett back inside the final kilometer. Sam Bennett held on to take another impressive win in the chaotic finale on the last day at the Tour of Turkey. With this amazing victory Sam Bennett won also the sprint jersey of the 54. Presidential Tour of Turkey.
The Tour of Turkey was the last race for Matteo Pelucchi and Alex Saramontis in the BORA – hansgrohe jerseys. We want to say thank you and wish them all the best for their future.
01 S. Bennett 3:36:28
02 E. Prades +0:00
03 J. Drucker +0:00
From the Finish Line
“’Firstly, I want to thank the BORA – hansgrohe boys for their amazing work today. The whole team came together to put me exactly where I needed to be before I attacked. I can’t thank them enough. With the top10 on GC sitting so close on time, I knew I needed to just ride when the moment was right and it paid off! Attacks were imminent and the legs felt good so I made sure to get the win for the team and to take home the Sprint Jersey too. I’m so happy that this is how I’ve finished my 2018 season.”– Sam Bennett
‘’An impressive stage win and the sprint jersey, I am so proud of this team. The team worked for Sam and he finished it off with an incredible victory. It’s also a nice way to finish the season. Now, we are looking forward to some rest and start motivated into season 2019.’’ – Enrico Poitschke, sports director