Login to VeloClub|Not a member?   Sign up now.
April 27, 2018
April 26, 2018
April 25, 2018
April 24, 2018

Bennett, Edmondson win at Race Melbourne, Degenkolb in Mallorca: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

January 26, 2018

Sam Bennett shrugs off illness to go back-to-back at Race Melbourne; Annette Edmondson wins Race Melbourne with a bike throw; Richeze wins stage 4 of the Vuelta a San Juan; Degenkolb wins opening race of Challenge Mallorca series; ‘For sure I have taken a step up’: Bennett eyeing next level in 2018; Wildcards, modified routes announced for ASO Classics; AAA panel imposes four-year sanction on amateur U.S. cyclist for testosterone violation; Video: Team Eritrea – Tesfom King of Mountains – Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2018

Sam Bennett shrugs off illness to go back-to-back at Race Melbourne

by Matt de Neef

ALBERT PARK, Australia (CT) – A day after cutting a training ride short due to illness Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) has outsprinted some of the world’s best to win his second consecutive Race Melbourne.

Bennett bided his time in the peloton as a breakaway group led for most of the 22 laps around the Albert Park Formula 1 circuit. With the race all back together in the final lap Bennett waited for his moment and then dashed to what was ultimately a comfortable victory. Elia Viviani (QuickStep Floors) was second across the line, Steele von Hoff (KordaMentha Australia) was third, Nikias Arndt (Sunweb) was fourth, and pre-race favourite Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) had to settle for fifth.

Despite winning the inaugural Race Melbourne a year ago, Bennett was surprised to pull off a second-straight victory. “To be honest the last two years I came without any expectation and I think staying super cool – it really suits that final,” he said. “Today I felt good and confidence was up from that. And then it just stayed really good and I just waited. I jumped early but I came from behind and [that] seems to work.”

Just a day earlier Bennett had been unable to complete a training ride, having felt like he had “nothing in the body.”

Click through to read the full story on CyclingTips.

Comments are closed.

BACK TO TOP
16 NEW ARTICLES
April 27, 2018
April 26, 2018
April 25, 2018
April 24, 2018