Lefevere threatens to bench Sam Bennett from races and dock his pay unless he 'behaves'

TAVIRA PORTUGAL MAY 07 Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Green Points Jersey during the 47th Volta Ao Algarve 2021 Stage 3 a 2031km stage from Faro to Tavira VoltAlgarve VAlgarve2021 on May 07 2021 in Tavira Portugal Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at the Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck-QuickStep boss Patrick Lefevere has told Cyclingnews and other media at the Tour de France that Sam Bennett risks not racing again this season and could potentially have his wages docked if he does not 'behave'.

In the latest public sign of aggression towards the Irishman, Lefevere once more went out of his way to claim that Bennett was weak mentally and he had been disrespected by last year’s green jersey winner.

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