'People thought I was Peter Sagan': Sam Bennett on wearing the green jersey at the Tour de France

The Irishman says he may now change his ambitions from winning a stage to beating Peter Sagan in the green jersey competition

Sam Bennett in the green jersey on stage six of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Marco Bertorello-Pool/Getty Images)

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While Adam Yates is still unsure of how he feels wearing the yellow jersey, having fallen into it after Julian Alaphilippe was docked time on stage five of the Tour de France, it's a different story for Sam Bennett.

The Irish sprinter says he thoroughly enjoyed his first-ever day wearing the green jersey, and even people mistaking him for Peter Sagan, the usual owner leader of the points classification at the French Grand Tour.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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