Sam Bennett is on the verge of history tomorrow. He has a commanding lead in the race for the green jersey at the 2020 Tour de France, hoping to become the first Irishman since Sean Kelly in 1989 to win the prize.
The Waterford man has an all but unassailable lead in the race, having 319 points in comparison to second-placed Peter Segan's 264.
Speaking after today's time trial stage in which he finished 131st, Bennett is not taking tomorrow's final stage for granted despite his enviable position.
Agallmh le @Sammmy_Be i ndiaidh Staid 20! 💚
Lá amhán idir Sam agus an geansaí uaine a thabhairt chun abhaile 🇮🇪
Sam shares his thoughts before the last stage tomorrow!#TDF2020 pic.twitter.com/HMTC72LYHB
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) September 19, 2020
I'm still cautious, I still I have one more day. I'm not going to celebrate until tomorrow evening when we bring it home, if we bring it home.
But today I'm happy that I got inside the time limit. I had to sit and wait for two or three hours praying that I stayed inside the time limit so I could get to Paris.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow...
There's going to be two steps tomorrow: intermediate and the final sprint. Hopefully we can start celebrating...
It's going to be a dream arriving into the Champs Elysses wearing the green jersey, it's going to be an amazing experience.
If I could manage to win there in green it would be amazing but everybody wants to win there.
🏆 Podiums Stage 20 #TDF2020
💚 Maillot Vert @WeLoveCyclingFR
⚪👶 Maillot Blanc @opticiens_krys
🇸🇮 @TamauPogi pic.twitter.com/zC7NWNYaaI
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) September 19, 2020
We're looking forward to seeing him on that podium tomorrow.