So far the 2022 Vuelta a España has been all Jumbo-Visma and Sam Bennett. But we are only three stages in and there is a long road to Madrid. Ed Hood has his Grand Tour eye on the precedings in Holland to give us his first 'Rest Day Round Up'.
The final day in Holland for la Vuelta a España 2022 came down a bunch sprint again. Just like Saturday, Sam Bennett was first across the finish-line beating Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Dan McLay (Arkéa Samsic). Jumbo-Visma kept the red jersey in the family, but now on the shoulders of Edoardo Affini.
At the end of a chaotic bunch sprint in Utrecht, Ireland's Sam Bennett of BORA-hansgrohe showed his sprinting talent of past years. The top sprinters of the 2022 Vuelta a España battled it out to the line with Bennett first across the line followed by Mads Pedersen and Tim Merlier. Mike Teunissen took the overall leaders red jersey.
INTERVIEW: Sam Bennett was piloted to another Vuelta a España stage win on Thursday's stage 9 by Michael Mørkøv, but the UCI had other ideas. Ed Hood managed to 'have a word' with the best lead-out in the business on the Vuelta's first rest day, before Bennett's second victory was taken from him.
Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España 2020. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider won the bunch sprint after a stage of 191.7 kilometres to Ejea de los Caballeros. Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) finished second, ahead of Jakub Mareczko (CCC).
The last stage of the 2020 Tour de France in Paris went to the Irishman in the green jersey, Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step). But the day was always going to be Slovenian as Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) confirmed his overall win.
As we embark on the final week of the 2020 Tour de France, Ed Hood looks at the action so far. Sunday's stage 15 ended a few hopes, but the race is not over yet and the battle of the Slovenians is still on, with a couple of Colombians and Adam Yates waiting in the wings.
A crazy day of cross-winds and crashes saw the fast-men finish stage 10 off in fine style. Irishman Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) crossed the line for an emotional first Tour de France stage win. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) held the overall lead.