Sam Bennett during the 47th Volta Ao Algarve 2021. Photograph: Luc Claessen/Getty Images

She is feigning injury and crippled instead by her own fear of failure . . . She’s the pinnacle of mental weakness and the same as women who still ret(...)

Sam Bennett last competed in the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal in early May. Photograph: Luc Claessen/Getty Images

Sam Bennett has been named as the surprise leader of the Irish team at this week’s European road championships in Trento, Italy, with the sprinter set(...)

Sam Bennett is looking forward to his return as team leader with Bora-hansgrohe. Photograph: David Stockman/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images

Sam Bennett appears unlikely to compete again this season, with his Deceuninck-QuickStep team manager Patrick Lefevere saying that the Irishman will u(...)

Sam Bennett previously spent six years with the Bora-hansgrohe team. Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Having left the team at the end of 2019, Sam Bennett has confirmed that he will rejoin the Bora-hansgrohe setup next season as its clear sprint leader(...)

 Sam Bennett:  has had to contend with unfortunate  accusations about his injury from  the Deceuninck-QuickStep general manager Patrick Lefevere. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/AFP/via  Getty Images

Such is the choice of sport in the air this weather that it’s sometimes easier and perhaps best to stick with what you know and want on any given day(...)

  Australian rider Caleb Ewan of the Lotto Soudal team receives help after he crashed shortly before the finish line of the third stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:  EPA

Sam Bennett’s stress at missing the Tour de France was further heightened on Monday when, on the day of the Tour’s first bunch sprint, his team manage(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey as he crosses the finish line during the 21st and last stage of the 2020 Tour de France. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Getty Images

Seán Kelly was in the middle of his best-ever season when he had a brutal crash in the Tour of Switzerland. “I went over a wall on a descent,” he tol(...)

Sam Bennett winning the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris last year to secure the green jersey. Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

Sam Bennett’s team manager has reconfirmed the Irishman’s departure from the Deceuninck-QuickStep squad for 2022, and also made it clear that he will (...)

Sam Bennett is poised to leave Deceuninck-QuickStep according to team manager Patrick Lefevere. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Irish rider Sam Bennett appears set to leave the Deceuninck-QuickStep squad at the end of the season, with team manager Patrick Lefevere confirming hi(...)

Sam Bennett (right) riding with Deceuninck-Quick-Step team-mates in Altea, Spain on Wednesday. Photograph: Deceuninck-Quick-Step cycling team

They were presented as the best Grand Tour sprinter of 2020 and the best Grand Tour sprinter of all time, and the sight of Sam Bennett seated next to (...)

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