Vuelta a España - Sam Bennett: Win number 13, my lucky number
Sep 08 2019 02:50 am CET

Vuelta a España - Sam Bennett: Win number 13, my lucky number
Vuelta a España - Sam Bennett: Win number 13, my lucky number
Photo of Sam Bennett (c)BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Sam Bennett took his 13th victory of the season at the accidented finish of the 14th stage in the Vuelta a España.

The German team worked in parts of the stage to set a rhythm in the peloton that would allow for a fast finish. The pack managed to catch the escapees in the last part of the day's route and head together for a final sprint, but there was a mass crash in the last kilometre that left few riders to fight for the end and Bennett was the fastest of them all.

"First and foremost, I really hope the guys that came down in that crash are okay," said the Irish National Champion at the end of the stage. "Today was the first time in a while on this race that the sprinters had an opportunity for a fast finish. The win means so much to me. Win number 13: my lucky number.

"I want to say a huge thank you to the guys for working so hard for me. They controlled the race all day and made sure the break didn't make it to the line again on this race. Let's hope win number 13 brings even more luck our way. Morale is super high in the team and I'm grateful to everyone for making today's win possible."




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