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#Sam Bennett

# sam-bennett - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Katie Taylor and Sam Bennett among nominees for 2020 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
# Best Of The Best
# Best Of The Best

Katie Taylor and Sam Bennett among nominees for 2020 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

Thu 12:46 PM 4,407 Views 14 Comments

Ciarán Kilkenny, Gearóid Hegarty, Sanita Puspure and Colin Keane are also in the running.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
# Thinking It Over
# Thinking It Over

'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'

Tue 8:00 PM 18,780 Views 2 Comments

Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.

# sam-bennett - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Sam Bennett pipped to win in final stage of Vuelta as Roglic defends crown after Tour agony
# Cycling
# Cycling

Sam Bennett pipped to win in final stage of Vuelta as Roglic defends crown after Tour agony

Nov 8th 2020, 5:27 PM 6,754 Views 1 Comment

Dan Martin finished fourth in the overall classification, Ireland’s best result since Sean Kelly won the race in 1988.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Roglic reclaims leader's red jersey at Vuelta while Martin loses time but stays in fourth
# Stage 13
# Stage 13

Roglic reclaims leader's red jersey at Vuelta while Martin loses time but stays in fourth

Nov 3rd 2020, 8:59 PM 2,896 Views 1 Comment

Sam Bennett finished in 103rd place and is 146th in the general classification.

# sam-bennett - Friday 30 October, 2020

'What bullsh*t' and 'it wasn't a fair action' - opinions split on on Bennett’s dramatic declassification
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

'What bullsh*t' and 'it wasn't a fair action' - opinions split on on Bennett’s dramatic declassification

Oct 30th 2020, 7:59 AM 12,506 Views 3 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir rider was relegated to last after crossing line first at yesterday’s Vuelta.

# sam-bennett - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Ireland's Sam Bennett relegated to last after crossing line first at today's Vuelta
# Mixed Fortunes
# Mixed Fortunes

Ireland's Sam Bennett relegated to last after crossing line first at today's Vuelta

Oct 29th 2020, 4:29 PM 71,043 Views 16 Comments

The final kilometre of the 157km stage from Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo saw the Deceuninck-Quickstep rider surge to apparent victory.

# sam-bennett - Friday 23 October, 2020

Super Sam Bennett makes it back-to-back Vuelta stage wins for the Irish
# Sprint King
# Sprint King

Super Sam Bennett makes it back-to-back Vuelta stage wins for the Irish

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:52 PM 11,290 Views 10 Comments

Bennett, who won the green points jersey at the Tour de France, pipped Jasper Philipsen in a dramatic sprint.

# sam-bennett - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Sam Bennett targets more Grand Tour glory as he's confirmed for La Vuelta
# Reign In Spain
# Reign In Spain

Sam Bennett targets more Grand Tour glory as he's confirmed for La Vuelta

Oct 14th 2020, 2:37 PM 14,753 Views 9 Comments

‘It will be great to push my limits and see what I’m capable of.’

# sam-bennett - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Ireland's Tour De France hero Sam Bennett won't defend his title at National Championships
# No Go
# No Go

Ireland's Tour De France hero Sam Bennett won't defend his title at National Championships

Sep 30th 2020, 5:08 PM 5,112 Views 1 Comment

The 29-year-old has confirmed his absence ahead of the weekend.

# sam-bennett - Monday 21 September, 2020

'I was only wishing I'd be there' - Bennett's 89-year-old Grandad rejoices after Tour de France triumph
# Family Pride
# Family Pride

'I was only wishing I'd be there' - Bennett's 89-year-old Grandad rejoices after Tour de France triumph

Sep 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 28,723 Views 3 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir native secured the green jersey at the final stage on Sunday.

# sam-bennett - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Expectation, goosebumps and the Champs-Élysées: Bennett savours iconic Tour victory
# Sam The Man
# Sam The Man

Expectation, goosebumps and the Champs-Élysées: Bennett savours iconic Tour victory

Sep 20th 2020, 8:17 PM 10,599 Views 9 Comments

‘All the years trying to come up, trying to make it… It took me so long to get here,’ said Sam Bennett, now a winner of the Tour the France green jersey.

The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road
# Warrior
# Warrior

The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road

Sep 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,737 Views 35 Comments

Bennett is set to become the first Irishman in 31 years to win the prestigious green jersey when the Tour de France finishes up in Paris today.

# sam-bennett - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Bennett and Pogacar poised to step onto podium in Paris tomorrow
# Tour De France
# Tour De France

Bennett and Pogacar poised to step onto podium in Paris tomorrow

Sep 19th 2020, 6:16 PM 11,770 Views 15 Comments

Sam Bennett almost certain to win green jersey while Pogacar’s successful time trail today means he is now likely to secure Tour de France crown.

# sam-bennett - Friday 18 September, 2020

Bennett fends off Sagan to tighten grip on Tour de France green jersey
# Getting Closer
# Getting Closer

Bennett fends off Sagan to tighten grip on Tour de France green jersey

Sep 18th 2020, 5:17 PM 12,170 Views 9 Comments

Sagan made a bid for glory from 20km out but the Irishman was able to keep up during today’s 19th stage.

# sam-bennett - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Sam Bennett extends green jersey lead at Tour de France
# Going Well
# Going Well

Sam Bennett extends green jersey lead at Tour de France

Sep 17th 2020, 6:38 PM 11,451 Views 8 Comments

The Irish star stretched his advantage over Peter Sagan to 52 points.

# sam-bennett - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Bennett extends green jersey lead to 47 points as Colombia's Lopez wins stage 17 of Le Tour
# Still On Top
# Still On Top

Bennett extends green jersey lead to 47 points as Colombia's Lopez wins stage 17 of Le Tour

Sep 16th 2020, 5:52 PM 8,310 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile Dan Martin came home in 31st place.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Bennett maintains 45-point lead over Sagan as Roche earns top-10 finish on 16th stage
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

Bennett maintains 45-point lead over Sagan as Roche earns top-10 finish on 16th stage

Sep 15th 2020, 5:36 PM 10,761 Views 5 Comments

German rider Lennard Kamna won the Tour de France’s medium mountain stage today.

# sam-bennett - Monday 14 September, 2020

'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett
# Identity
# Identity

'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett

Sep 14th 2020, 11:53 PM 16,404 Views 8 Comments

The 29-year-old cyclist also spoke about the impact the Tour de France’s taxing schedule was having.

# sam-bennett - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Sagan cuts Bennett's lead in green jersey battle as Anderson wins stage 14 of Le Tour
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Sagan cuts Bennett's lead in green jersey battle as Anderson wins stage 14 of Le Tour

Sep 12th 2020, 6:22 PM 12,794 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Nicolas Roche came home in 89th and Dan Martin finished in 67th place.

# sam-bennett - Friday 11 September, 2020

Roglic tightens grip on Tour as Martinez wins mountain struggle
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

Roglic tightens grip on Tour as Martinez wins mountain struggle

Sep 11th 2020, 4:46 PM 7,332 Views 6 Comments

The focus will be back on Sam Bennett tomorrow.

# sam-bennett - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'I couldn’t have been happier for him because everyone saw how much it meant and I’ve seen how hard he’s worked'
# Still Friends
# Still Friends

'I couldn’t have been happier for him because everyone saw how much it meant and I’ve seen how hard he’s worked'

Sep 9th 2020, 9:37 PM 8,850 Views 1 Comment

Sam Bennett’s friend and training partner Caleb Ewan had some kind words for the Irishman after his own stage 11 win today.

Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish
# Play It Again Sam
# Play It Again Sam

Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish

Sep 9th 2020, 5:02 PM 54,120 Views 28 Comments

Bennett initially finished third but was promoted to second place after Green Jersey rival Peter Sagan was relegated for shoving another rider in the sprint finish.

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett
# THE NECK OF HIM
# THE NECK OF HIM

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett

Sep 9th 2020, 12:13 PM 150,712 Views 124 Comments

No, you absolutely cannot.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win
# Welling Up
# Welling Up

'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win

Sep 8th 2020, 5:30 PM 13,612 Views 10 Comments

There were teary eyes as the Irish rider got to grips with his historic achievement.

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey

Sep 8th 2020, 4:32 PM 37,065 Views 32 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir rider becomes just the sixth Irish cyclist to win a stage at the Tour de France.

# sam-bennett - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Yates clings to Tour de France lead amid mountain shake-up, Bennett claws back in green jersey battle
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Yates clings to Tour de France lead amid mountain shake-up, Bennett claws back in green jersey battle

Sep 5th 2020, 6:15 PM 10,626 Views 1 Comment

Sam Bennett and Nicolas Roche are flying the Irish flag.

# sam-bennett - Friday 4 September, 2020

Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage
# Millau To Lavaur
# Millau To Lavaur

Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage

Sep 4th 2020, 4:56 PM 6,414 Views 6 Comments

The Irish rider finished a tough day empty handed.

# sam-bennett - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Bennett retains green jersey as Roche named most aggressive rider on Stage 6 of Le Tour
# Irish Interest
# Irish Interest

Bennett retains green jersey as Roche named most aggressive rider on Stage 6 of Le Tour

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:14 PM 8,943 Views 14 Comments

Kazakhstan’s Alexey Lutsenko won the first Tour de France stage of his career, while Adam Yates remains in the yellow jersey.

# sam-bennett - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France
# Sam The Man
# Sam The Man

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:59 PM 39,043 Views 39 Comments

The Deceuninck–Quick-Step rider had a third-place finish, with Wout van Aert claiming Stage 5.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Bennett in hunt for Tour de France green jersey as he pulls level with sprint leader Sagan
# All Square
# All Square

Bennett in hunt for Tour de France green jersey as he pulls level with sprint leader Sagan

Sep 1st 2020, 6:20 PM 8,165 Views 3 Comments

The Irishman and the Slovakian are locked on 83 points after Bennett racked up intermediate sprint points halfway through stage four.

# sam-bennett - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Kristoff sees off Sagan and Bennett in opening stage of Le Tour
# Grand Depart
# Grand Depart

Kristoff sees off Sagan and Bennett in opening stage of Le Tour

Aug 29th 2020, 5:31 PM 7,927 Views 9 Comments

Bennett came home fourth despite an early fall.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Sam Bennett sprints to third stage victory in Belgium
# Cycling
# Cycling

Sam Bennett sprints to third stage victory in Belgium

Aug 18th 2020, 4:55 PM 4,796 Views 5 Comments

The Irish cyclist, riding for Deceuninck-QuickStep, claimed a brilliant win in the Tour de Wallonie today.

# sam-bennett - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Sam Bennett prepared to wait for chance to return to Tour de France
# Le Grand Delay
# Le Grand Delay

Sam Bennett prepared to wait for chance to return to Tour de France

Apr 15th 2020, 5:36 PM 2,606 Views 2 Comments

The Irish rider has joined the powerful Deceuninck-QuickStep squad this season.

# sam-bennett - Friday 24 January, 2020

Bennett narrowly misses out on second stage victory at Tour Down Under
# Sprint Finish
# Sprint Finish

Bennett narrowly misses out on second stage victory at Tour Down Under

Jan 24th 2020, 11:12 AM 2,324 Views 3 Comments

The Irish rider was pipped on the line by Australia’s Caleb Ewan this morning.

# sam-bennett - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Sam Bennett slips to second in general standings after gruelling stage 2 Down Under
# Slog
# Slog

Sam Bennett slips to second in general standings after gruelling stage 2 Down Under

Jan 22nd 2020, 1:33 PM 2,652 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old was unable to find the finishing kick required for him to retain the leader’s jersey.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Sam Bennett makes history by winning first stage of the Tour Down Under
# On Form
# On Form

Sam Bennett makes history by winning first stage of the Tour Down Under

Jan 21st 2020, 9:34 AM 4,322 Views 7 Comments

He becomes the first Irishman to lead the tour’s general classification.

# sam-bennett - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Bennett describes QuickStep move as a 'dream come true'
# On His Bike
# On His Bike

Bennett describes QuickStep move as a 'dream come true'

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:33 PM 4,050 Views 7 Comments

The 29-year-old Irish sprinter was on the lookout for a new team having left Bora-Hansgrohe last month.

# sam-bennett - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Ireland's Sam Bennett parts ways with BORA - hansgrohe after team accepts rider's wishes
# Changing It Up
# Changing It Up

Ireland's Sam Bennett parts ways with BORA - hansgrohe after team accepts rider's wishes

Nov 7th 2019, 11:12 AM 4,059 Views 6 Comments

The 29-year-old is now expected to join Deceuninck-QuickStep.

# sam-bennett - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Roglic seals Vuelta title and makes cycling history for Slovenia
# Triumph
# Triumph

Roglic seals Vuelta title and makes cycling history for Slovenia

Sep 15th 2019, 7:38 PM 3,478 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s Sam Bennett, meanwhile, finished second in today’s 21st and final stage.

# sam-bennett - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins stage 14 at Vuelta to continue incredible season
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins stage 14 at Vuelta to continue incredible season

Sep 7th 2019, 4:37 PM 6,792 Views 8 Comments

The 28-year-old Bora-Hansgrohe rider secured his 13th stage win of the year.

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