Carrick-on-Suir's Sam Bennett finished second in today's stage of the Tour de France
Tipperary's Sam Bennett had his second top four finish in the Tour de France in a matter of days, when he finished second in today's third stage.
The Carrick-on-Suir cyclist just missed out on his first stage success in the famous race when he was pipped on the line by Lotto-Soudal's Caleb Ewan.
Bennett looked like taking the victory with 100 metres to ride, but Australian Ewan came through the pack to cross the line ahead of him - see highlights of today's stage here - https://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x6sy6c
Congratulating Caleb Ewan on his win and great sprint, the 29 year-old Tipperary man tweeted "close, but no cigar."
He had finished fourth in Saturday's opening stage.
Sam Bennett's Deceuninck–Quick-Step team mate Julian Alaphilippe retains the overall leader's yellow jersey.
Tomorrow, Tuesday's fourth stage will cover 160.5 kilometres from Sisteron to Orcieres-Merlette for the first summit finish of the race.
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