Sam Bennett: Paris-Nice likes me like I like the race
Mar 13 2019 02:35 am CET

Sam Bennett: Paris-Nice likes me like I like the race
Sam Bennett: Paris-Nice likes me like I like the race
Photo of Sam Bennett (c)BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Sam Bennett has taken the victory of the third stage of Paris-Nice and his second win ever in the race. The Irishman had already won a stage two years ago in Chalons-sur-Saone.

The third day of competition in the French race has been the easiest so far of this edition with the absence of wind and rain. The last ten kilometres were challenging, but Bennett took a good position and showed to have the better legs at the finish line, beating Caleb Ewan and Fabio Jakobsen.

"I didn't train that much in the cold this winter and therefore had some troubles the last two days," the rider explained. "But I knew the form is there and today I felt a lot better. Of course, the stage was also easier, but there are a lot of great sprinters here in the peloton this year. Groenewegen was almost unbeatable the last two days, but today everything went perfect for me. The boys did a great job, they knew exactly what to do on the last kilometre and delivered me in a perfect position.

"I want to thank the whole Bora-hansgrohe squad, I am more than happy with this stage win. I really wanted to pay back the hard work of the guys. It was a long sprint, but I knew I could do it. It seems like Paris-Nice likes me like I like the race."



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