Bennett comes up just short in sprint finish at Scheldeprijs

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Sam Bennett was just pipped at the line in a sprint finish at today’s Belgian one-day race Scheldeprijs.

The 194-kilometre race ended in a sprint finish with Belgium’s own Jasper Philipsen getting across the line just ahead of Bennett in 2nd and his Deceuninck-Quick Step teammate Mark Cavendish in third.

The Carrick man Bennett has enjoyed a strong start to his 2021 season, reaching 15th in the latest UCI figures – his highest ever standing.