Irish television mistakes Sam Bennett for French team-mate while honouring him at awards ceremony

It's not the first time Bennett has been mistaken for another rider this year

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While Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Sam Bennett has grown accustomed to winning the biggest bike races, having taken two Tour de France stages and the green jersey in 2020, he has also had to get used to the fact that becoming one of the best sprinters of the peloton doesn't seem to improve how recognisable you are.

After being mistaken numerous times during the 2020 season, there are no signs of this changing in 2021, as Irish television channel RTÉ used a picture of one of his Deceuninck - Quick-Step team-mates as they tried to honour the Irishman at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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