Bennett and Mørkøv combine for best sprint duo in pro peloton

DE PANNE BELGIUM MARCH 24 Arrival Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Celebration Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and Team AlpecinFenix during the 45th Oxyclean Brugge De Panne 2021 Men Classic a 2039km race from Brugge to De Panne OxycleanClassic on March 24 2021 in De Panne Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Sam Bennett wins 2021 Classic Brugge-De Panne, with help from Michael Mørkøv, Deceuninck-QuickStep teammate shown celebrating at line (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Sam Bennett and Michael Mørkøv combined perfectly yet again at the OxyClean Classic Brugge-De Panne on Wednesday, with the Danish lead-out man setting up the Irish sprinter for victory.

It was Bennett’s first one-day WorldTour win, but since his move to Deceuninck-QuickStep he has won 12 races, including stages at the Tour de France. Most of these are thanks to the guidance, support and lead-out of Mørkøv.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.