Sam Bennett criticises rivals after sprint win in Paris-Nice

Paris-Nice 2021
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Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) took another resounding victory on stage 5 of Paris-Nice with a burst of speed that was too good for his sprint rivals but the Irishman was quick to criticise the tactics used by several other teams after a chaotic and messy sprint into Bollene.

“The guys were incredible today. I was suffering the last few kilometres. I don't know what it is but people won't let me follow my own train here. It's frustrating in the final. I just got back on before the roundabout. It was a very hard final. I didn't think I would hold it to the line but the guys did an incredible job and I'm just proud I could finish it off,” Bennett said at the finish during his post-race interview.

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