Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Sam Bennett third Irish rider with multiple stage wins in one grand tour

Sam Bennett wins his second stage in the Giro. He’s the third Irish rider to win multiple stages in one grand tour and the first one since Sean Kelly in the Vuelta 1988.

Multiple stages in one grand tour – Ireland
1979 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
1980 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 5
1980 | Sean Kelly | Tour | 2
1985 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 3
1986 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
1987 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
1987 | Stephen Roche | Giro | 2
1988 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
2018 | Sam Bennett | Giro | 2

Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Bennett first Irish rider to win a stage in Giro since Roche

Sam Bennett became the first Irish rider to win a stage in the Giro since Stephen Roche in 1987. He’s the fourth Irish rider to win a stage in the Giro.

Irish stage wins in Giro
2018 | Sam Bennett | 1
1987 | Stephen Roche | 2
1986 | Martin Early | 1
1960 | Seamus Elliott | 1