Tour of Turkey: Welsford wins stage 5 sprint


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Jasper Philipsen sprints to the line but Welsford is about to pass him

Jasper Philipsen sprints to the line but Welsford is about to pass him (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Tour of Turkey race leader Eduardo Sepúlveda (Drone Hopper)

Tour of Turkey race leader Eduardo Sepúlveda (Drone Hopper) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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There were attacks and echelons on stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey

There were attacks and echelons on stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Alex Dowsett (Israel-Premier Tech)

Alex Dowsett (Israel-Premier Tech) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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There were several attacks during stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey

There were several attacks during stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The Tour of Turkey stage 5 sprint begins

The Tour of Turkey stage 5 sprint begins (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Sam Welsford (Team DSM) takes centre stage after winning stage 5

Sam Welsford (Team DSM) takes centre stage after winning stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Sam Welsford (Team DSM) won stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey

Sam Welsford (Team DSM) won stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sam Welsford took his first professional win and gave Team DSM their first win of the 2022 season on stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey in Ayvalik.  

The 26-year-old Australian switched from the track to road racing after the Tokyo Olympics and used his track speed to pass Jasper Philipsen while sat in the saddle in the final 100 metres. 



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