Sam Bennett on quest to ‘find himself’ at Vuelta a España

FRANKFURT AM MAIN GERMANY MAY 01 Race winner Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Bora Hansgrohe meets the media press at podium after the 59th EschbornFrankfurt 2022 a 185km one day race from Eschborn to FrankfurtamMain WorldTour on May 01 2022 in Frankfurt am Main Germany Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
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Sam Bennett’s long path back to what he hopes will be the top of his game reaches a new milestone on Friday when he begins the Vuelta a España, his first Grand Tour in two years. The objective, he told reporters, is to “find myself and get those wins.”

The Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter has had anything but an easy last twelve months, with a knee injury wrecking the second half of his 2021 season, which ended with a turbulent exit from QuickStep.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.