Nice sprint by Bennett. It was all a bit messy and he got shoulder bounced by Richeze, but he showed a bit of wit in surfing wheels and a lot of speed in coming past Hodeg. He’s likely to be squeezed between Sagan and German hope Ackermann in terms of race calendar this year, so it’s good that he’s started out winning. It seems odd to say about a sprinter who won three Giro stages last year, but he needs to keep himself in the shop window.
Also a nice start to the season by Bora. Three riders with wins already.
He also has some characteristics which may hamper him in the classics. If his horrible positioning in the sprints means he'll struggle with the positioning before cobbled stretches and 'hellingen', he has a problem.