Tour de France: Sam Bennett limits his losses as Peter Sagan fights back

Team Deceuninck rider Irelands Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinters green jersey rides far behind the pack during the 14th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 197 km between ClermontFerrand and Lyon on September 12 2020 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images
Sam Bennett of Deceuninck-QuickStep in the green jersey at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Say what you will about Peter Sagan and his sprinting legs but the three-time world champion continues to throw everything into the defence of his green jersey title at this year's Tour de France

On stage 14 to Lyon, the Bora-Hansgrohe rider took what should have been a day for the break and made it – or at least most of it – all about the points classification. Coming into the stage, he trailed Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quickstep) by 63 points for the points lead. He then reduced the deficit at the intermediate sprint by five points, and pulled back a further 18 courtesy of a fourth place on the finish line, and Bennett’s lead was down to 43 points.

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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.