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Every Irish cycling fan will be hoping that Sam Bennett can win a stage at the 2020 Tour de France. Sports News Ireland will provide stage by stage updates and will also have news on the other riders Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin at this year’s Grand Boucle.
Monaco resident Sam Bennett will cycle on roads very familiar to him when the 2020 Tour de France gets underway in Nice on Saturday.
The Flanders, Belgium-born Irish rider will head the Deceuninck – Quick Step team along with Frenchman Julian Alapjilippe, the man who lead the 2019 Tour de France until the last Friday of the race.
Twenty-nine-year-old Bennett admits that the local roads will pose a test for the participants, jokingly admitting:
“Normally I should be looking forward to the Tour but I know how hard the roads are so it’s going to be difficult, but yes it’s very nice to be racing on ‘home’ roads, well second-home roads.”
Bennett finishes fourth in his first sprint finish
🏆 🇳🇴 @Kristoff87 wins the first stage! 🏆
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) August 29, 2020