Ireland’s Sam Bennett has won on stage 10 of the Tour de France into Saint-Martin-de-Ré on the island of île de Ré.
In doing so, Bennett has become only the sixth Irishman to win a stage of the Tour de France following a sprint finish to a blisteringly fast 10th day of racing.
The win is his first on the race and the sixth Grand Tour stage win of his career.
Bennett was well looked after by his Deceuninck-QuickStep team as most of the final 20km was ridden in crosswinds; the Irish cyclist staying close to the front.
On a day when roundabouts and other crashes occurred, Bennett put in a fantastic ride and saved his legs for the intermediate sprint – content to take 3rd across that line – before unleashing his famed gallop for a brilliant win after 168.5km of racing.
After the race, Bennett was still in shock and unable to process his magnificent achievement during his interview.
"I thought that I'd be in floods of tears, but I'm just kind of in shock," he said.
After being reminded by the interviewer that he has in fact won, Bennett took a moment to pause before the emotion of his achievement finally landed as he broke down in tears.
"I just want to thank everyone that has been involved. I want to thank the whole team and Patrick for giving me this opportunity. Just everyone that helped get me here, my wife and everyone around me" he said.
You can view the incredible interview in full below.
A fantastic achievement by Sam Bennett.
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