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Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) claimed his second straight victory of the Vuelta a España, once again proving fastest on the bunch sprint finish on stage 3 in Breda.
The Irishman, who’d had a rough 18 months before coming to this Vuelta, was the fastest finisher but also had the strongest lead-out, with Danny van Poppel once again playing a starring role.
As was the case on stage 2, Bennett got the better of Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), who ran him a little closer this time, while Dan McLay (Arkea-Samsic) claimed the final podium spot on Bennett’s other shoulder.
Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) placed fourth in Bennett’s wake as Ackermann faded from his early sprint, while Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Deceuninck) was disengaged from his lead-out man and then halted his sprint on another day to forget.
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