After a 'frustrating' 2022, Sam Bennett targets green at the Tour de France again

Irish Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter laments missed opportunities in 2022 due to injuries and illness, but will try again next year

Sam Bennett
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Sam Bennett is in a melancholic mood. The Irish sprinter is talking about his 2022 season, one that he describes as "one of the most frustrating years of my career".

Despite having won three WorldTour sprints this year, including two back-to-back at the Vuelta a España which saw him briefly wear the green jersey, Bennett appears wistful. This is the lot of a top sprinter who has had two consecutive seasons affected by injury, preventing him from being at his top level.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.