Sam Bennett unstoppable as he sprints to Paris-Nice 2019 stage three victory

The Irishman took his second career victory at Paris-Nice on stage three

Sam Bennett wins stage three of the 2019 Paris-Nice (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) took a comfortable sprint victory on stage three of the 2019 Paris-Nice, beating Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) into second.

The Irishman opened up his sprint in the middle of the road clear in front of his rivals after the last lead-out man for race leader Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) finished his effort. Ewan was the only rider able to get close to his wheel as Groenewegen quickly gave up his effort.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).