Bennet takes the stage in maiden Ras

FBD Insurance Ras 2009 logo

Sam Bennet's (Dan Morrissey) name may not have been on the lips of many pundits ahead of another bunch sprint in the Ras, but the Irishman suprised many with his sprint win in the penultimate stage of the race.

Bennet's win was remarkable not least because it was his first appearance at the Ras, but also because he is only 18 years of age. Added to the fact that he beat some formidable opposition in the process, then it can be described as a staggering performance.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.