With a knee injury, Sam Bennett was ruled out of the Tour de France. After being forced to retire due to injury, Sam Bennett will not be able to defend his green jersey at this year's Tour de France. "I'm really excited to be returning to the Tour de France with Deceuninck-QuickStep," Cavendish stated. "It's going to be my first race back since my injuries this season, so I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike."
Bennett had been set to compete in this year's Tour de France after winning the green jersey for best young rider last year. However, with Bennett out injured, the Deceuninck-QuickStep team opted not to bring anyone else up from its development squad. The Tour starts in Paris on July 24.
Bennett becomes only the fifth rider in Tour history to win the last stage on the Champs Elysees while simultaneously earning the green jersey, the first since Mark Cavendish in 2011; it's also the first time Sagan has lost the green jersey.
Sagan was in control of this race from start to finish, and he showed his class by out-sprinting Nairo Quintana and Alexander Kristoff to take the maillot vert prize. However, his chances of winning another stage were damaged when he was forced to abandon the race after being hit by a car near the end of the third day's racing. The accident left Sagan with a broken collarbone and multiple other injuries. He will be unable to defend his green jersey or help Team Cannondale-Drapac in the general classification.
After Stage 6, which finished on the Champs Elysees, there are two ways to score points in the overall standings: 1 Be the highest-placed rider not already awarded a point; 2 Finish among the top five riders who have not yet earned a point. For example, if no one wins the stage or is awarded it based on a sprint, then everyone who finishes within the top 5 will earn points. Points are awarded to the top five riders in each category (sprinters, climbers, etc.).
Peter Sagan was attempting to win his seventh green jersey in the Tour de France in 2020, but he finished second to Ireland's Sam Bennett. However, it was announced after the race that Sagan had been given the green jersey due to a doping violation committed by Bennett.
Sagan received a two-year ban from the UCI for testing positive for methylhexaneamine (MHA), which is considered performance-enhancing under the rules of cycling. As a result, he will not be allowed to take the podium in Paris on July 24th at the conclusion of the 2020 Tour de France.
Bennett won the green jersey with three stages remaining in the tour. The Irishman took advantage of several crashes involving world-class riders to build up a substantial lead over the rest of the field with just over 200 miles left to race. He held on to the jersey until the final day of racing when he was caught out by a late surge from Alejandro Valverde and placed third behind the Spaniard and Peter Sagan.
Sagan came into the Tour with high hopes of winning another green jersey. His team, Sky, had a strong lineup including Bennett, Geraint Thomas, and Roman Kreuziger.
At the Tokyo Olympics, George Bennett competes in the men's road race. After losing touch on the hard ascent of Mikuni Pass, New Zealand cyclist George Bennett lost out on a medal in the men's road race at the Tokyo Olympics. He had been leading the race until he suffered a crash on the final climb of the course, which left many other cyclists behind him.
Bennett's teammate John Miles won the silver medal and Japan's Hiroshi Masato took the bronze. After the race, it was reported that George was suffering from food poisoning. He was taken to a hospital after the race but released the same day.
George Bennett achieved success at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics when he won a gold medal in the individual road race. Before these games, he was ranked third in the world. At the age of 28, he was considered one of the great prospects for future victory in international cycling. After these games, his career went into decline due to injuries. In 1969, Bennett retired from professional racing and started working as a cycle courier in London. In 1975, he returned to New Zealand where he set up a bike shop and began coaching young riders. In 1979, George became national coach of Australia where he worked for three years before returning to Britain where he now lives in retirement in Sussex.
George Bennett, a New Zealand cyclist, has signed a contract extension with UAE Team Emirates until 2022. George Bennett, the New Zealand champion, is leaving Jumbo-Visma after seven years to join Tour de France winners UAE Team Emirates, where he will be paired with the finest rider in the world. The 33-year-old from Auckland will be partnering Alejandro Valverde in the opening week of racing.
Bennett won the New Zealand championship in 2011 and 2012 before moving to Europe, first to Lotto Belisol then later Astana. In 2014, he helped Alberto Contador win the Tour de France and was selected as one of seven members of the jury. In 2015, Bennett returned to New Zealand to take up a role with Jumbo-Visma before joining Bahrain-Merida this year. He is expected to play an important role within the team's leadership group.
UAE Team Emirates were founded by a group of investors from the United Arab Emirates who wanted to give their country's cyclists an opportunity to compete on the world stage. The team has successfully negotiated the transition from Continental status to World Tour over four seasons, and its current lineup includes several big names such as Alexander Kristoff, Peter Stetina, Tony Martin and Vincenzo Nibali.
This season, UAE Team Emirates have focused on developing young riders by offering them contracts.