Sam Bennett: Every day at the Tour de France is like a World Championships

Irishman Sam Bennett sits 169th and last in the Tour de France at the second rest day but is determined to get to Paris

Sam Bennett on stage thirteen of the 2015 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Tour de France lanterne rouge Sam Bennett admits he feared his Tour de France might have been over before Tuesday's second rest day.

The Monaco-based Irish Bora-Argon 18 rider sits nearly three-and-a-half hours behind Chris Froome in 169th place after 16 stages of his maiden Grand Tour.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.