Sam Bennett: Sagan leading me out is really cool but it adds pressure

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the final stage at the Vuelta a San Juan

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) was as happy as he was relieved to win the final stage of the Vuelta a San Juan on Sunday, admitting that he had felt the pressure to hit the line first after Peter Sagan again sacrificed his own chances and led out the sprint for the Irishman. Bennett had to fight back from a late move from Deceuninck-QuickStep, who bumped him off his teammate's wheel, but that seemed to inspire him even more and he charged past Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-QuickStep) to win on the San Juan ring road. Bennett had finished third on the opening stage, and then the break of local riders stayed away on stage 6, raising the expectations on the final sprint. "It’s great to win, it’s a relief, the pressure has gone," Bennett said, savouring his first win of 2019. "It’s always nice to get a win in the very first stage ...

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