Bennett opts out of World Championships

Photo by Wout Beel

Sam Bennett has withdrawn from the men’s road race at the UCI Road World Championship in Belgium this weekend.

The Carrick-on-Suir rider says he’s not ready to compete in such a ‘gruelling’ event having recently returned from injury. The men’s elite race will cover over 260 kilometres.

The Irish team for Sunday’s race will include Eddie Dunbar, Rory Townsend and Ryan Mullen.