Sam Bennett wins stage 2 of La Vuelta 2022


Sam Bennett at the podium after Saturday's degree 2 luck at L. a. Vuelta 2022. Credit score: Luis Angel Gomez Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency/Bora-Hansgrohe.

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Eire’s Sam Bennett received nowadays’s first dash degree of L. a. Vuelta 2022, his fourth occupation degree win within the Spanish Grand Excursion.

In a good end the Bora-Hansgrohe rider outsprinted Mads Pedersen of Trek-Segafredo and Tim Merlier from Aplecin-Deceuninck within the days 175.1 kilometre flat degree from ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Utrecht within the Netherlands.

With a very good leadout from his Bora-Hansgrohe staff, the Irish rider used to be neatly positioned nearing the end of the day’s motion.

Danny van Poppel introduced Bennett with the Carrick-on-Suir bike owner ready to drag along the Pedersen prior to crossing the road first to win Saturday’s degree.

Merlier completed 3rd with Jumbo-Visma’s Mike Teunissen coming house fourth and taking the race chief’s crimson jersey in consequence.

“To win this is truly great,” an ecstatic Bennett admitted. “I knew I may just win once more at this race, however it used to be only a topic of time. Massive due to my teammates, who truly did a powerful activity for me nowadays, particularly Danny (van Poppel) who rode a truly incredible lead-out. I’m very proud that I used to be ready to praise all their laborious paintings with the win.”

These days’s degree win used to be a 2nd victory of the 12 months for Bennett and his first in a Grand Excursion since 2020.

Bora-Hansgrohe’s Sports activities Director Bernie Eisel felt Bennett’s degree 2 luck used to be a great begin to L. a. Vuelta for his staff, mentioning:

It used to be extraordinarily vital for Sam and for the entire staff to have this kind of excellent begin to the Vuelta, and naturally it truly provides us a spice up for the following couple of days. So, all in all, best possible teamwork used to be topped with a surprisingly robust dash win nowadays.”

Bennett now leads the issues classification on 67 issues and can put on the golf green jersey on Sunday.



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