Sam Bennett starts Tour de France stage two despite injuries from first stage crash

The Irishman picked a horribly damaged hand in a crash on the finishing straight of stage one to Utah Beach

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Sam Bennett has taken to the start of stage two of the 2016 Tour de France despite picking up some nasty injuries in a crash on the opening day.

The Irishman was taken down in a crash after riders collided with barriers coming into the final straight. Bennett said he was unable to react in time after a number of riders came down in front of him.

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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).