Sam Bennett wins all the style points at the Giro d'Italia

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Sam Bennett showing off his skills at the Giro

Sam Bennett showing off his skills at the Giro

There's a big difference between a sprinter and a climber and that hit home for Sam Bennett on stage 14 of the Giro yesterday.

Following two weeks of fantastic sprint performances, with no less than two stage wins, Saturday's route finished on the steep Zolcolan peak and Sam crossed the line right at the back of the peloton.

But not to be defeated by the challenging route Bennett showed his skills as he crossed the finish line doing a wheelie

Today's stage 15, 176km from Tolmezzo to Sappada, is another mountainous stage however stage 17 on Wednesday is expected to suit the sprinters.

Bennett is still in second place in the overall points standing at the Giro, 40 point behind Elia Viviani. He is 99 points ahead of Simon Yates who is in third.