Vuelta a Espana hits the mountains today

Sam Bennette Green Jersey © BORA - hansgrohe / Sprintcycling

Sam Bennett will look to defend his lead in the Points Classification at the Vuelta a Espana today.

Having won the two road stages of the race so far the Carrick man will wear the green jersey as the race resumes following yesterday’s rest day.

The race is back in Spain today after the opening three stages were held in the Netherlands.

Today the riders face a demanding 152-kilometre route to Laguardia.