Tipperary Cycling Hero Is Finalist for Sportsperson Of The Year


Tipperary’s Sam Bennett has been shortlisted as one of the six finalists for RTE’s Sportsperson of the Year.

The 30-year old was born in Flanders, Belgium to Irish parents, and was reared in Carrick-On-Suir, the hometown of fellow cyclist, Sean Kelly.

2020 was a very successful year for Sam Bennett, when he won two stages in the Tour the France, as he emerged victorious to win the prestigious green jersey at last year’s most important cycling competition. The other finalists are Katie Taylor, Gearóid Hegarty, Ciarán Kilkenny, Colin Keane and Sanita Puspure.

The winner will be revealed on The RTÉ Sport Awards 2020 to be broadcast on Thursday 28 January.