Sam Bennett continues strong season with Paris-Bourges win

Irish sprinter Sam Bennett nets late-season victory in France; Britain's Dan McLay seventh

Sam Bennett wins stage six of the 2015 Tour of Qatar

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Irish sprinter Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18) continued his impressive season with victory in Paris-Bourges on Thursday.

Bennett won the prestigious late-season race in France after out-pacing Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) in the finale. British rider Dan McLay (Bretagne Seche Environnement) placed seventh in the 186.2-kilometre, UCI 1.1-ranked event.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.