BORA – hansgrohe has finalized its eight-man roster for the 2023 Tour de France, surprising many by excluding Sam Bennett, the team’s esteemed sprinter.
Instead, 24-year-old Belgian rider Jordi Meeus has been selected for his second career Grand Tour, giving him the opportunity to showcase his talent on cycling’s biggest stage. His selection process was like playing bingo with bonus bez depozytu 2023 and win or lose.
Surprise inclusion of Jordi Meeus
In an interview with Wielerflits, Jordi Meeus expressed his astonishment at learning of his Tour de France selection. While acknowledging Sam Bennett’s reputation as BORA’s top sprinter, Meeus eagerly accepted the challenge, acknowledging the potential for a stage win given his impressive performances throughout 2023.
Sam Bennett is dropped for a younger but far inferior sprinter with worse results this year.
— Conor McGrane (@ConorTMcGrane) June 27, 2023
Implications for Sam Bennett
Sam Bennett’s absence from the Tour de France lineup has raised eyebrows among fans and pundits. As a former BORA–hansgrohe lead sprinter, Bennett’s exclusion suggests a change in strategy or other considerations within the team. It remains to be seen what impact this decision will have on Bennett’s future and whether he will have the opportunity to compete in future races.
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