Podium finish for Bennett in Spain

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Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett finished 2nd on today’s opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya.

The Bora Hansgrohe rider had to give best to Columbian Alvaro Hodeg in the bunch sprint.

The 21 year old from Quickstep Floors will wear the leaders jersey tomorrow – with time bonuses he holds a 4 second advantage over Bennett.