Bennett back to winning ways at opening stage at Tour of the Algarve

Sam Bennett - Deceuninck Quick Step Photo courtesy of Deceuninck Quick Step

Sam Bennett has returned to winning ways in the opening stage of the Tour of the Algarve.

The five-stage tour began with a 190 kilometre trip to Portimao in south Portugal today, with the Carrick-on-Suir man winning out today in a bunch sprint.

It’s a sixth World Tour level win of the 2021 season so far for Bennett, and is particularly impressive after a recent break from racing.

He’ll return for the 183 kilometre second stage tomorrow, starting in Sagres.