George Bennett is a New Zealand rider with a big future. An impressive year riding with American development team Trek-Livestrong has set the 21-year-old up on the brink of a professional future.
Back in New Zealand for the Tour of Southland, Bennett is blogging for Cyclingnews as he aims to complete a rare antipodean double, having earlier in the year taken out the Tour of Wellington.
Follow his journey as he describes the ups-and-downs of the unheralded, but leg-crunching Tour of Southland; the unofficial "fourth Grand Tour".
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No better place to finish a season than in SouthlandReady for some soul-soothing before things ramp up again for 2012
From disappointment to ecstasy in two daysFalling behind on the Bluff, followed by a super day to Te Anau
Trying to turn around my Southland slump"In the gutter racing" on day two fo the Tour