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 Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs Élysées in Paris.  Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

For three weeks he was waking up at a different time and heading for another place, and the first thing and the last thing Sam Bennett tried not to th(...)

 Sam Bennett celebrates his final stage win at the Tour de France in Paris. Photograph: Franck Faugere/EPA

Sam Bennett will be quite content if his Tour de France success does not bring him celebrity status – the Irishman is simply happy to have proven his (...)

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium after his green jersey victory. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty/AFP

Traditionally the only thing as epic as the last day of the Tour de France down the Champs-Élysées is the epic after-party for each of the jersey winn(...)

Sam Bennett in the green jersey celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the last stage of the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday.  He is the first Irish rider to win the final stage. Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

There are few more famous images in cycling than the final stage of the Tour de France racing down the magnificent Champs-Élysées, and for Sam Bennett(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates winning the final stage of the Tour de France, and with it the green jersey. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Getty/AFP

All he had to do was stay upright on his bike until the finish line, and instead Sam Bennett was first across it - his right arm already aloft after o(...)

Irish rider Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey during the 20th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: EPA

Only 122km to ride, less than half of that to Paris, then eight laps of the Champs-Elysées dressed up in green. It should indeed be all smiles from he(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of  stage 10  of the Tour de France from   Le Chateau d’Oleron to Saint Martin de Re. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Helen Bennett is standing in the doorway about to say goodbye when her eyes begin to well up. Just thinking about it, stuck in each passing moment, it(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett, wearing the sprinters green jersey, waits for the start of the stage 13 of the Tour de France.

If like me you’ve spent some time this week learning how to pronounce Tadej Pogacar you may also have been delving into the history of Slovenian cycli(...)

As a sports star Bradley Wiggins knows fine well the relevance of nationality. Photo by Ben Radford/Corbis via Getty Images

“I was going: ‘Our lot are rubbish? Your Swindon lot are shit! And he got aggressive and I went berserk.” - David Brent in The Office The most i(...)

Stage winner Caleb Ewan (right) just pips Ireland’s Sam Bennett on the line to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France between Chatelaillon Plage and Poitiers. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

It was billed as the last sprint showdown before the Champs-Elysées, and may well have decided the first jersey winner of this year’s Tour de France. (...)

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