Sam Bennett believes turning point is close ahead of Vuelta a España

Sam Bennett
Sam Bennett (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Sam Bennett had to settle for fifth place in the elite men’s road race at the European Championships in Munich, but the Irishman maintained that he could draw solace from his performance ahead of the Vuelta a España, which gets underway in Utrecht on Friday.

Bennett’s 2021 season was ruined by injury, and he has struggled for form since returning to Bora-Hansgrohe from QuickStep at the beginning of this year. His lone victory of 2022 came at Eschborn-Frankfurt and he was left out of Bora-Hansgrohe’s selection for the Tour de France.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.