'I just had to keep the faith': Sam Bennett hungry for more after maiden Giro stage win

Bennett looking to push on after finally taking his maiden Grand Tour victory at the Giro d'Italia

Sam Bennett won stage twelve of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Faith, confidence and an improved team led to Sam Bennett's maiden Grand Tour win in the Giro d'Italia.

Bora-Hansgrohe's Irish sprinter shot clear of top rival Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) along the Tyrrhenian coast to win in Praia a Mare after so many close calls in 2018 and 2017.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.