Bennett Hits The Bullseye In First Sprint Target Of Vuelta A Espana

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) with the spoils of victory

Vuelta a España rookie Sam Bennett ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) has continued his superb 2019 season with his first victory at what was effectively the first opportunity on offer for a bunch sprint. Although no win is ever straightforward, the 28-year-old made his maiden Vuelta a Espana victory in Alicante look easy with a margin of several bike lengths over second-placed Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo). Bennett has now racked up 12 wins this season, 10 of them in the WorldTour and after three Giro stage wins in 2018, stage 3 of the 2019 Vuelta is his fourth in a Grand Tour. Having recently won three stages and the points jersey in the BinckBank Tour, Bennett had told Cyclingnews before the Vuelta that he might be feeling the pressure more - but even that added stress did not prove an obstacle. This was the first time in the Vuelta a Espana's history that ...

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