The Sam Bennett Discussion Thread

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They’re sticking with Jakobsen-to-Vuelta, so ironically after leaving Bora to get more GT rides, Sam has rode 1 GT in 2 years with Quickstep.

He’ll maybe get the Binkbank. If Paris-Tours was on the old route they’d have to send him to that (but Pat doesn’t like that race any more anyway, so…)


It would be extraordinarily spiteful of Lefevere to not race him again this season. So I guess that’s eminently possible.
 
Even besides Worlds, there's a whole bunch of races left on the calendar (Covid effects notwithstanding), stage races, one-day races, whatever. Several of which Sam's won/won stages at in the past. And there are too many of them for Cav and Jakobsen (who's going to be in Spain for a month) to get to all of them, so to not send a Sprinter to, say, the Sparkassen Munsterland, or Brussels Classic, or Tour of Britain*, just because of some grudge over contract negotiations, would be a bit counter to the whole Wolfpack ethos.


*Tbf, Cav will definitely get to ride the ToB if he wants it, as he should.
 
Even besides Worlds, there's a whole bunch of races left on the calendar (Covid effects notwithstanding), stage races, one-day races, whatever. Several of which Sam's won/won stages at in the past. And there are too many of them for Cav and Jakobsen (who's going to be in Spain for a month) to get to all of them, so to not send a Sprinter to, say, the Sparkassen Munsterland, or Brussels Classic, or Tour of Britain*, just because of some grudge over contract negotiations, would be a bit counter to the whole Wolfpack ethos.


*Tbf, Cav will definitely get to ride the ToB if he wants it, as he should.
All the talking to the media is already counterintuitive of the Wolfpack. I thought 3 weeks ago Ballerini and Morkov could win bunch sprints.


“If he behaves himself he will race. If not, then three months less riding and 50 per cent less salary.”
 
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