Bennett gunning for Italian glory

The 2017 Giro D’Italia gets underway on Sardinia today.

Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett is one of two Irish riders in the peloton – the Bora Hansgrohe sprinter has already tasted significant success this year with a stage win in Paris Nice.

Donegal’s Philip Deignan will line out for Team Sky in this the 100th edition of the race.

It opens with a 206 kilometre stage.