2020 Tour de France Stage 10 Results — Bennett’s Dreams Come True

First Tour win at 29

Irishman Sam Bennett was left in tears after sprinting away to claim a maiden stage win on the Tour de France on Tuesday after an Atlantic coast run from Oleron to the island of Saint-Martin-de-Re. The Deceuninck team rider’s stage 10 victory, on his Tour debut, ensured he reclaimed the sprint points green jersey and followed a dramatic start to the day as Tour director Christian Prudhomme tested positive for Covid-19.

Wearing his Irish champion’s tunic Bennett narrowly edged Australia’s Caleb Ewan while peloton superstar Peter Sagan came third to cede the green jersey. Ewan quickly rode alongside the winner to fist bump in a rare show of
empathy between sprinters. Surrounded by his teammates Bennett watched a replay before clenching his
first and cheering.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Bennett said at the finish line before bursting into tears and thanking his team and his family.

“I don’t want to be a cry baby,” said the powerfully built Belgian-born sprinter.

Jumbo’s Slovenian leader Primoz Roglic holds on to the overall lead with Colombia’s defending champion Egan Bernal in second place in the general classification, 21 seconds adrift.

The spectacular run between the two Atlantic Islands, both of which are connected to the French mainland by road bridges, was largely free of the cross-winds that could have blown the race wide open.

Tour de France 2020 – 107th Edition – 10th stage

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2020 TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE RESULT

1  BENNETT Sam Deceuninck – Quick Step 3:35:22
2  EWAN Caleb Lotto Soudal ,,
3  SAGAN Peter BORA – hansgrohe ,,
4  VIVIANI Elia Cofidis, Credit Solutions ,,
5  PEDERSEN Mads Trek – Segafredo ,,
6  GREIPEL André Israel Start-Up Nation ,,
7  COQUARD Bryan B&B Hotels – Vital Concept p / b KTM ,,
8  BOWL Cees Team Sunweb ,,
9  STUYVEN Jasper Trek – Segafredo ,,
10  MEZGEC Luka Mitchelton-Scott ,,

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2020 TOUR DE FRANCE OVERALL STANDINGS

1  ROGLIČ Primož Jumbo-Visma Team 42:15:23
2  BERNAL Egan INEOS Grenadiers 0:21
3  MARTIN Guillaume Cofidis, Credit Solutions 0:28
4  BARDET Romain AG2R La Mondiale 0:30
5  QUINTANA Nairo Team Arkéa Samsic 0:32
6  URÁN Rigoberto EF Pro Cycling ,,
7  POGAČAR Tadej UAE-Team Emirates 0:44
8  YATES Adam Mitchelton-Scott 1:02
9  LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel Astana Pro Team 1:15
10  LANDA Mikel Bahrain – McLaren 1:42

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Sam Bennett (IRL – Deceuninck – Quick Step)

 

RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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