George Bennett 'overcome and broken' by the cold in first big Giro d'Italia test

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George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) during the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia to Sestola (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The constant rain that fell over Emilia-Romagna on stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia made the 187km route a much more draining affair than it appeared on paper, and Jumbo-Visma leader George Bennett was one of the riders who paid the price. 

The conditions were the same for everyone but everyone reacts differently to them, with Bennett more suited to warm weather, according to his team director.

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