Patrick Lefevere: Bora offered to trade Sam Bennett for Alvaro Hodeg

Sam Bennett won two stages at the Vuelta a Espana. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Patrick Lefevere is still none the wiser as to whether Sam Bennett will be a Deceuninck-QuickStep rider in 2020 with the Irishman’s contract situation at Bora-Hansgrohe still unresolved.

However, Lefevere has informed Cyclingnews that the German WorldTour team, who are insistent that Bennett has a deal in place with them for 2020, offered the Irishman as part of a trade that included Alvaro Hodeg going the other way from Deceuninck. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.