UAE Tour: Sam Bennett hits 1,400 watts and the barriers but loses to Ewan

UAE Tour 2020 stage 2
Bennett has to bow to Ewan on Hatta Dam (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) threw everything he had at the final climb to Hatta Dam on stage 2 of the UAE Tour but the Irish sprinter was still forced to settle for second place behind last year's Dam buster Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal).

It was Bennett who kicked for the line first and, although he briefly held the lead, he was forced to concede defeat to his Australian rival, who now leads the UAE Tour after two days of racing.

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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.