The 24 year old Bora Argon 18 rider was just edged out by Ramon Sinkeldam of the Giant Alpecin squad in a bunch sprint after a four man breakaway was caught inside the last 10 kilometres of the 174 kilometre race.Third went to Zico Waeytens again of Team Giant Alpecin.Bennett – from Carrick on Suir – won 2 stages of the recent Tour of Bavaria and will compete in his first Tour de France in July.
Bright Addae, a member of Ghana’s U-20 team that won the World Cup in 2009, and Alhaji Salamu Amadu, Group Chairman of the Afro Arab Group of Companies have paid a visit to the Ghana Skate Soccer team.Bright Addae together with Alhaji Salamu presented a set of Jerseys to the Skate Soccer Ghana Federation as part of their visit, urging them to keep on believing in their capabilities.“Our doors are always open to the Ghana skate Soccer team. You have indeed made us understand that “Disability Is Not Inability” Bright said. The Business mogul also assured the players of his entrepreneurial support from the Afro Arab microfinance a subsidiary of Afro Arab Group so that they will not go back onto the street again after they have been helped.Mr Albert K Frimpong, CEO of the Federation expressed joy and thanked both Bright Addae and Alhaji Salamu Amadu for thinking about them. This is the first time a high profile footballer has paid a visit to the team and made a donation. “We have so many big and influential players and business moguls in the country but it is only Bright Addae and Alhaji Salamu who decided to spend time with us.””This will be remembered as a historic visit from the two of you” he added.Bright Addae made 27 appearances for Ascoli in the just ended Italian Serie B season. —