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Sam Bennett of Ireland wins the stage in France last month

Sam Bennett of Ireland wins the stage in France last month

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Sam Bennett of Ireland wins the stage in France last month

Sam Bennett will take part in the last Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana, which starts in the Basque Country next Tuesday.
Fresh from winning two stages and the Green Jersey in last month's Tour de France, Bennett will have a strong lead-out team with him from his Deceuninck-Quick Step squad as he bids to add to the two Vuelta stages he won last year.
As ever, the Vuelta is a very hilly race, but there about five flatter stages that will really suit the 29-year-old Irishman with the flying finish. And Deceuninck haven’t brought a rider to go for the overall title, so it seems Bennett is their big option for success at the race.
He'll certainly have his eye on winning the final stage in Madrid - to match his Paris triumph of a month ago.

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