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Commentary: Can Sam Bennett salvage his season at the Vuelta a España?

Commentary: Can Sam Bennett salvage his season at the Vuelta a España?

It’s a question of identity as the Irishman looks to ‘find himself’ and return to the top step of the podium. UTRECHT, Netherlands (VN) –…

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It’s a question of identity as the Irishman looks to ‘find himself’ and return to the top step of the podium.

UTRECHT, Netherlands (VN) – The last time Sam Bennett rode a grand tour, he was the king of the bunch sprinting world.

At the 2020 Tour de France, racing for Quick-Step, he won two stages and finished as the green jersey winner. The Irishman added a Vuelta stage that autumn, for good measure.

Well, two years is an awful long time in pro cycling and as he lines up for the Vuelta a España , he is back as a pretender again.

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What followed the next season were shots fired in the press by his then-team manager Patrick Lefevere and a knee injury which meant he was absent from the Tour de France and returned to racing months later, sub-par.

Bennett switched teams before 2022, returning to the mother ship. Bora-Hansgrohe was the squad where he turned pro in 2014 and first tasted top-level sprint success.He was happy to work again with coach Dan Lorang, who was a factor in his decision to move. Fighting for race wins and Tour selection However, it has been an indifferent season so far. The Irishman told VeloNews in an in-depth interview that he expected the start of the year to go differently. He has not won or been on the podium since taking victory at WorldTour race Eschborn-Frankfurt on May Day (below).Battling for his best form, Bennett wasn’t selected in the […]

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