Giro d'Italia 2018: Bennett takes rain-soaked victory into Imola

Giro d'Italia 2018: Bennett takes rain-soaked victory into Imola

Joe Robinson 17 May 2018 Deciding to sprint early, Bennett proved he was the strongest rider on the day Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) powered away from the peloton to take a sprint finish into Imola. After deciding to go early, the Irishman left everyone else behind to take his second stage victory of this Giro d'Italia. Matej Mohoric (Mitchelton-Scott) and Carlos Betancur (Movistar) managed to stay away from the peloton until the final 200m yet could not hold off Bennett who was by far the strongest rider today. Behind, Danny Van Poppel (LottoNl-Jumbo) finished second and Nicolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida) finished third. The terrible weather threatened to cause disruption among the General Classification riders however Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) avoided any danger to finish comfortably at the same time. That tale of the stage A frantic few days at the Giro d'Italia had seen furious racing. Esteban Chaves ...

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