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# Sam Bennett

6th June 2023
# as it stands
Laporte pips Ireland's Bennett and stretches Dauphine lead with stage win
However, following a review the Irish star and Team Jayco-Alulua’s Groenewegen were dropped to 33rd and 34th place after changing their line.
Last year
# Cycling
Sam Bennett forced to withdraw from Vuelta after positive antigen test
Bennett was a leading contender for the green jersey with Dane Mads Pedersen.
# Cycling
Bennett loses green jersey in the Vuelta as Vine wins stage eight
Dane Mads Pedersen took the green jersey.
# Cycling
Bennett extends lead in battle for Vuelta green jersey as Cofidis wins stage seven
Today’s race ended in a razor-edge, five-way dash for the line.
# On the marc
Marc Soler takes home win on Vuelta a Espana
Sam Bennett retained his nine-point lead in the Green Jersey race.
# as it stands
Roglic leads Vuelta after stage four victory, Bennett retains green jersey
Mads Pedersen claimed second place on a stage for the third time.
# super sam
Sam Bennett claims back-to-back stage wins at the Vuelta a Espana
The Irishman has won the opening two sprint stages for BORA-hansgrohe.
# Cycling
Ireland's Sam Bennett wins stage two of Vuelta
Bennett clinched the victory after a 175.1km run between the Dutch towns of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Utrecht.
# Dutch Gold
Sam Bennett sprints to fifth place in European Championships road race
Fabio Jakobsen of the Netherlands won gold in Munich.
# Shock
Ireland's Sam Bennett misses out on Tour de France spot again
Ryan Mullen has also been left off Bora-Hansgrohe’s eight-man team.
# Sam the man
Sam Bennett sprints to victory in Frankfurt
Bennett’s first win of the season arrived in the Eschborn-Frankfurt race.
# Cycling
Roglic dominates on biggest Paris-Nice climb
Irish pair Sam Bennett and Ryan Mullen finished well out of contention.
# as it stands
Van Aert wins Paris-Nice time trial to take race lead
Irish duo Ryan Mullen and Sam Bennett finished 65th and 119th respectively.
# jumbo jets
Pedersen wins Paris-Nice stage as Jumbo maintain their grip on yellow jersey
Christophe Laporte holds the yellow jersey in a Jumbo 1-2-3 at the top of the general classification.
# Cycling
Fabio Jakobsen continues return from horror crash with impressive Paris-Nice win
Irish pair Sam Bennett and Ryan Mullen each finished outside the top 30 on today’s second stage.
All time
# not involved
'At this stage, a step too far' - Sam Bennett pulls out of the World Road Championships
Eddie Dunbar, Rory Townsend and Ryan Mullen are all part of the Irish team for the men’s road race.
# The Return
Sam Bennett to 'go back home' to lead Bora-Hansgrohe
The Irishman rejoins on a two-year deal.
# Road to Tokyo
No room for Sam Bennett as Ireland's Olympic road cycling team named
Dan Martin, Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar were officially announced for the road race today.
# Blow
Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury
The Irish rider won’t be able defend the green jersey he won last year.
# Sidelined
Sam Bennett's Tour de France warm-up plans derailed by knee injury
The Carrick-on-Suir rider was due to line up in the five-day Tour of Belgium, which starts today.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett wins green jersey at Volta ao Algarve
It was a good day for the Irish rider.
# catch him if you can
Sam Bennett's superb form continues with second stage win at Volta ao Algarve
The Carrick-on-Suir man also came out on top in stage one.
# Sam the man
Sam Bennett claims sixth win of the season with opening victory at Volta ao Algarve
Carrick-on-Suir man was first across the line in Portimao on Wednesday afternoon.
# close
Sam Bennett narrowly beaten to victory in sprint finish at Scheldeprijs
The Irishman was pipped to the line by Jasper Philipsen.
# sickener
Sam Bennett: 'I felt dizzy; I had nothing left and I threw up my food'
Waterford man falls ill in closing stages of Gent-Wevelgem cycling classic in Belgium.
# Gent-Wevelgem
Ireland's Sam Bennett will be a marked man in Sunday's epic Belgian classic
The 2020 Tour de France sprint king has hit a rich vein of form with five wins so far in 2021.
# on fire
Sam Bennett wins Classic Brugge-De Panne, his first one-day world tour victory
Bennett won in style.
# technical fault
Bennett among many left to rue missed opportunity as Stuyven claims Milan-San Remo
The Irish cyclist had to deal with a late puncture.
# Cycling
Roglic extends Paris-Nice lead with 'cool' stage win
Ireland’s Sam Bennett came to a standstill on the final climb.
# super sam
Another stage win for Sam Bennett as Paris-Nice route set to be amended
The closing two stages are to be changed after the reimposition of a weekend lockdown due to Covid-19.
# French connection
All-conquering Roglic takes Paris-Nice lead as Bennett clings on to green jersey
The Jumbo-Visma rider takes over the yellow and green jerseys, but Bennett wears the latter again tomorrow.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett misses out on another win on stage two of Paris-Nice
A late crash proved a disruption as Bennett crossed in fifth place.
# Cycling
Ireland speed king Sam Bennett wins Paris-Nice opener
It was a fourth stage win on this race for Bennett.
# Cycling
Second place for Sam Bennett in UAE Tour's final stage as Pogacar claims overall victory
Caleb Ewan won today’s seventh stage.
# The joy of six
Sam Bennett sprints to another stage win at UAE Tour
The 30-year-old is aiming for a hat-trick of victories in tomorrow’s seventh and final stage.
# Sam's the man
Sam Bennett strikes right on cue to win Stage 4 sprint at UAE Tour
Bennett trumps Dekker and Ewan in bunch sprint on Al-Marjan Island.
# Best of the best
Katie Taylor and Sam Bennett among nominees for 2020 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
Ciarán Kilkenny, Gearóid Hegarty, Sanita Puspure and Colin Keane are also in the running.
# Thinking It Over
'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett pipped to win in final stage of Vuelta as Roglic defends crown after Tour agony
Dan Martin finished fourth in the overall classification, Ireland’s best result since Sean Kelly won the race in 1988.
# stage 13
Roglic reclaims leader's red jersey at Vuelta while Martin loses time but stays in fourth
Sam Bennett finished in 103rd place and is 146th in the general classification.