Bennett: "I knew I'd do it again"
August 20 th 2022 - 18:00
Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe): "At the beginning, Danny [van Poppel] brought me up with speed and then I waited for a second and my speed dropped. I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t get on top of the speed again, but in the end we came from behind. Danny launched me and it’s down to the boys today. They did a fantastic job to bring me to the line with great legs. In the moment, it’s just racing. I was more worried about holding on than I was actually worried about passing people. It’s nice [to win again in a Grand Tour]. I knew I’d do it again, it was just a matter of getting the right legs. What I’m really happy about is continuing my pattern of winning at least a stage in each Grand Tour since 2018. I’m quite happy to lead the points standings. I’m quite happy with my level but I think experience and the guys made a difference today. There might be another sprint tomorrow. We’ll go in with the same hunger again."