Sam Bennett eases to reduced sprint victory after big finale crash on Vuelta a España stage 14

The Irishman won the unconvential finish easily, after the bunch was decimated with 1km to go

Sam Bennett wins stage 14 of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) eased to victory on stage 14 of the Vuelta a España 2019 after a crash under the flamme rouge brought down the majority of the peloton.

With half of the bunch unpicking themselves, Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Soudal) attacked on the incline up to the finish. Max Richeze (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) hunted him down before Sam Bennett came over the top and sailed across the line, in what will surely turn out to be one of his easiest stage victories at a Grand Tour. Richeze finished second, with Van Der Sande third and a large gap back to the next riders across the line.

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