Sean Kelly: Tour de France green jersey battle will go all the way to Paris

Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Sam Bennett still has a firm grip on the green points jersey at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After years where Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) has dominated the Tour de France points competition, Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) is currently in pole position to oust Sagan from green – but according to Sean Kelly, the duel won't be anywhere near decided before the Champs-Elysées.

As Ireland's last winner of the points jersey, not to mention hailing from the same hometown as Bennett, the former racer from Carrick-on-Suir is logically taking a very keen interest in how the competition is playing out in 2020.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.