Tour de France: Sam Bennett strengthens his outfit on the green jersey in a frantic sprint in Poitiers


Sam Bennett’s hopes of following the wheels of compatriot Sean Kelly to victory 42 years after the Tour de France’s previous arrival in Poiters could not come true on Wednesday, but the Irishman’s second place at the stage 11 nevertheless considerably strengthened its hold on the green jersey.Bennett was well placed in the final kilometers and his teammates Kasper Asgreen and Bob Jungels did a great job closing off a late attack from Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe).


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