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Video: Sam Bennett wheelies up the Zoncolan at the Giro d'Italia

Bora-Hangrohe's Irish sprinter was the last rider up the mountain - but he put on a crowd-pleasing show...

Chris Froome and Simon Yates may have grabbed the headlines on the Zoncolan at the Giro d’Italia yesterday – but there was still plenty for the fans to enjoy half an hour after the leaders had passed as Irish sprinter Sam Bennett wheelied his way up the mountain.

Even the presence of the broom wagon immediately behind failing to deter him from pleasing the crowds.

Twitter account Ciclismo Ignorante put together a montage of three separate videos shot by fans of the Bora-Hansgrohe rider performing the stunt.

 “When the first rider goes past, it’s lovely,” they wrote, “but when the last one passes, it’s really lovely.”

Bennett finished the stage in 166th and final place, 33 minutes 49 seconds after Froome had crossed the line.

Having won two stages of the race, he is currently 40 points behind Quick Step Floors rider Elia Viviani in the points competition.

However, with the final week mainly playing out in the mountains, opportunities for Bennett to try and close the gap are limited, however - assuming both men make it to Rome, of course.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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PRSboy | 5 years ago

Peter Sagan: "Oi, that's my thing!"

BehindTheBikesheds | 5 years ago
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good job that wasn't in the UK plod would have pulled him over and done him for anti social cycling ...

zero_trooper | 5 years ago

Bellissimo! Well that put a smile on my face laugh

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