Bennett finishes fifth in stage two to remain top of points classification in France

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Tipperary’s Sam Bennett was denied back-to-back wins on stage two of the Paris-Nice today.

Following yesterday’s stage win, the Carrick-on-Suir native finished fifth in today’s race.

Bennett was lucky to avoid a crash involving around fifteen riders with a kilometre to go but the result sees him remain first in the points classification and third in general classification.

The action returns in France tomorrow with a fourteen kilometre time trial.