George Bennett: All I'm thinking about is the Giro d'Italia GC

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George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Having ridden in the services of others for the last two years George Bennett has been handed the opportunity to lead a team in a Grand Tour and the 31-year-old is ready to seize his moment as he heads to the Giro d’Italia (May 8-30) to spearhead Jumbo-Visma's GC challenge.

The New Zealander is well aware of the monumental task at hand with a star-studded lineup heading to the first Grand Tour of the season and a route that is littered with pitfalls and obstacles, but the versatile all-rounder is aiming at a top-five finish in a race where he claimed eighth back in 2018.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.