Sam Bennett

Hoping, not expecting: Sam Bennett on a frustrating season and his Qatar worlds chances

He’s taken two wins in the buildup to the Qatar world championships and is considered by some to be a possible dark horse for a medal. Irish sprinter Sam Bennett isn’t feeling any stress, though: a difficult season has been turned around and the pressure is off. Sometimes the sport is not about the legs, …

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Shane Archbold after breaking his pelvis: ‘Give me the f***ing bike’

COMBLOUX, France (CT) – On stage 17 of the Tour de France, on the descent off the Col de la Forclaz, Shane Archbold’s front wheel slid out from under him as he hit a soft patch of melted tarmac. The Bora-Argon 18 rider was doing 67km/h when he hit the deck, fracturing his pelvis as …

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Battle with the broom wagon: Suffering to stay in the Tour

The battle between the overall contenders and the stage hunters is well known at the Tour de France. But behind those are riders who are likely digging deepest of all. The Tour is infamous in its difficulty, brutal in its suffering. Yet sometimes fate ramps up the pain even more, beginning a torture that can …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan swaps rainbow stripes for yellow jersey with Stage 2 victory at Tour de France; Rosa Round-up: more Boels-Dolmans success as Evelyn Stevens wins stage 3 and takes pink; Tour of Austria kicks off with uphill prologue and field sprint stage; Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour de France, …

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Bennett soldiers on after stage 1 crash: ‘I could see the bone in my finger’

CHERBOURG, France (CT): Having come down heavily inside the final kilometre of Saturday’s opening stage of the Tour, Sam Bennett faced the nightmare scenario of possibly being out of the race on day one. The Irish sprinter crossed the line clutching his arm to his chest and grimacing in pain, and at the team bus …

The walking wounded: Stage 1 of Tour leaves its mark

After the opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France on Saturday, the peloton is already looking like a rag-tag bunch with multiple crashes bringing down many riders, both domestiques and marquee-names alike. Though racing together as a large group is not an unknown to the riders, another dimension comes with the Tour. It is …

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Bouhanni punches through to take Dauphine field sprint

It was only fitting, on a day that saw Nacer Bouhanni head-butt sprint rival Alexander Kristoff, that the amateur boxer turned professional cyclist would throw punches in his victory salute and then dedicate the stage to recently deceased former heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali. Bouhanni, who was relegated at Paris-Nice for an irregular sprint, escaped penalty after he …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Gilbert wins stage at Tour de Luxembourg; Pujol climbs to Mt. Fuji win in Tour of Japan; Chicchi fastest in Boucles de la Mayenne stage 1; GP Gatineau: Wells wins road race, Neben fastest in time trial; UCI strengthens code of ethics, establishes term limits; After head of its Anti-Doping …

Zak Dempster on Sam Bennett’s sprint train: ‘You can’t click your fingers and make a lead-out work’

DOHA, Qatar (CT) – Irishman Sam Bennett is making inroads against the best sprinters as his Bora-Argon 18 team looks to emulate a world renowned lead-out train. The 25-year-old is currently racing at the Tour of Qatar with the backing of the German Pro Continental squad that includes Australian Zak Dempster, who skipped home nation …

Kelly: “Milan-San Remo is definitely a possibility for Sam Bennett this year”

After telling CyclingTips recently that he had possibly his best winter training to date as a cyclist, Sam Bennett received verification that he was in strong form when he placed second to Andre Greipel in his first race of the season. The Irishman sprinted home just behind the German in the Trofeo Felanitx race in …

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