Sam Bennett relegated for barging after winning stage nine of the Vuelta a España 2020

Pascal Ackermann takes the victory after race commissaries decided to relegate the Irishman

Sam Bennett on stage nine of the Vuelta a España 2020 (Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Sam Bennett has been relegated after barging another rider in the run-in to the finish line on stage nine of the Vuelta a España 2020.

The Irishman was captured on the TV helicopter barging another rider out of the way who was trying to get onto the back of his sprint train, the Deceuninck - Quick-Sprint sprinter hitting the Trek-Segafredo twice with his shoulder as he maintained his position in the bunch.

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