Sam Bennett says team 'weren't trying to get away with anything' after Julian Alaphilippe loses Tour de France lead

The Irishman taking the green jersey was overshadowed by Alaphilippe losing the yellow after receiving a time penalty

Sam Bennett takes the green jersey on stage five of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

It had looked to be another successful day at the Tour de France for Deceuninck - Quick-Step, as Sam Bennett took the green jersey from its usual custodian Peter Sagan, despite once again missing out on a maiden stage win.

The picture of the Bennett and Julian Alaphilippe in the yellow jersey had already been posted on the team's Instagram, before the Frenchman was given a time penalty for an illegal feed with 17km to go.

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