Anyone who doesn’t know about the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey and was in Fethiye last Wednesday would have wondered what was happening. Roads closed, streets lined with people waving the Turkish flag, cars driving around throwing hats to the crowds, police and press everywhere and the air filled with anticipation.

The second stage of the tour from Kumluca to Fethiye was due in town…

Sam Bennett wins second consecutive stage in Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) won his second consecutive stage victory in the 2017 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey last Wednesday, winning the bunch sprint in Fethiye.

The Irish fastman once again propelled himself across the finish line clear of his nearest rivals, with Belgian Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) improving on his third place from the opening stage with second this time around. Italian Riccardo Minali (Astana) claimed third place.

Heading along the D400 towards Fethiye

53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Stephen Humphries
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Stephen Humphries
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Stephen Humphries
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Stephen Humphries
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Stephen Humphries
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Stephen Humphries

Waiting with anticipation in Fethiye

53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Gareth Patten
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Gareth Patten

Here they come

53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye 53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye 53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye 53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye

A triumphant Sam Bennett

53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye

Stage 3 – Fethiye to Marmaris

Stage 3 of the tour left from Fethiye on Thursday.

53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye

53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Pam Hoult
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Pam Hoult
53rd Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey - second stage ends in Fethiye
Photograph by Pam Hoult

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