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Sam Bennett finishes strongly in Tour of Qatar

Updated: Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 12:10 | Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir man finished in 52nd place overall in his first race as a professional
The Carrick-on-Suir man finished in 52nd place overall in his first race as a professional

Sam Bennett notched up his third top-ten stage finish on the final day of the Tour of Qatar.

The Irish professional, riding for Team Netapp-Endura, sprinted home in eighth in Doha, finishing in the same time as the French winner Arnaud Démare.

The Carrick-on-Suir man finished in 52nd place overall in his first race as a professional.

Belgian Niki Terpstra of Omega Pharma-Quick Step won the inaugural event ahead of Tom Boonen, also OPQ, and and Jurgen Roelandts of Lotto-Belisol. 

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