Bennett wins Stage 2 in Tour of Turkey, grabs turquoise jersey
Bennett, who rides for the Bora-Hansgrohe team, won the 149.6 kilometer stage from Alnaya to Antalya in 3 hours 24 minutes and 37 seconds.
Colombian Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui, who rides for the Quick-Step Floors team, came in second, while Simone Consonni, an Italian cyclist riding for the UAE-Team Emirates, was third.
Today’s Stage 3 will be a 132.7-kilometer race between the resort towns of Fethiye and Marmaris.
This year’s edition sees 20 teams from across the world, including the Turkish national team, race in the 950-kilometer, six-stage tour.
In the world’s only cycling tour to connect two continents, cyclists will also ride in Eurasia tunnel under the Bosphorus from Europe to Asia on the sixth and final stage on Oct. 14.
Nine “World Tour” teams, including Astana, Bahrain-Merida and BMC Racing, are among the 20 teams with 140 cyclists competing to win the turquoise jersey.