News | Tour of Turkey October 12, 2017

Tour of Turkey: Consonni on the podium

Simone Consonni wanted a podium in this Tour of Turkey, and today he achieved his goal.


I have to thank my team mates, who set me up to take on the climb in the leading positions,” says the young sprinter from UAE team Emirates. “Then the group broke up in two sections and I had to catch up to make it back to the head of the race. Before the final straight stretch I hit a couple of curves at the limit to make it back to the first positions, then in the sprint I seized the podium.”


For the third consecutive time, the fraction went to Ireland’s Sam Bennet (Bora-Hansgrhoe), who once again beat out Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) in the final sprint. The sprinter from Bora  maintains his lead in the general classification, ahead of Theuns and Consonni. Ulissi remains in fifth place.


Tomorrow the fourth fraction will cover 205.3 km from Marmaris to Selcuk.





1 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe 3:25:26
2 Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo s.t.
3 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates s.t.


General Classification after stage 3


1 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe 13:24:28
2 Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 14’’
3 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates s.t. 26’’
4 Vicenzo Albanese(Ita) Bardiani – CSF 29’’
5 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 29’’