Paris-Nice - Sam Bennett: I could beat some of the best sprinters once again
Mar 16 2019 05:56 am CET

Paris-Nice - Sam Bennett: I could beat some of the best sprinters once again
Paris-Nice - Sam Bennett: I could beat some of the best sprinters once again
Bora-hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe's Sam Bennett has taken his second victory in the 2019 edition of Paris-Nice. The rider had already won the fourth stage of the race and finished in the top-five of the first day.

The Irishman once again showed his good shape by outsprinting Groupama-FDJ's Arnaud Demare and Mitchelton-Scott's Matteo Trentin. "I wanted to go hard today because it was a perfect stage in terms of preparation for Sanremo," Bennett explained. "I thought I wouldn't be able to survive the second last climb, but I made it. In the last few kilometres, I had really good legs.

"I knew there is no need to panic, I just had to follow my teammates, who did a fantastic job. I got almost boxed in on the final metres but made my way through. I could beat some of the best sprinters once again, I am really looking forward to Sanremo now, which is my first goal of the season."

Other sprinters struggled with bad luck on the sixth stage of the race. Dylan Groenewegen got stuck in the back group after the wind as the speed split the pack and Caleb Ewan crashed at three kilometres from the end.




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