Bennett wins first stage of Tour Down Under

22 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bennett wins first stage of Tour Down Under

Irish national Road Race champion Sam Bennett leads the Tour Down Under after winning a tight sprint finish in Tuesday's first stage. The Waterford rider, 29, edged out Belgium's Jasper Philipsen by half a bike at the end of the 150km stage. It is the perfect start to the new season for Bennett, in his first race for his new Deceuninck-QuickStep team. "I'd be lying if I'd said I didn't feel the pressure to get that first win," he said.


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