Amsterdam, February 15, 2021 / EZPress / George Bennett is New Zealand’s new road cycling champion. This is the first national title for the 30-year-old cyclist of Team Jumbo-Visma. Earlier this week he already won silver in the time trial.
Bennett had already finished second in the National Road Championship twice and was also second in the time trial on Friday with a difference of 0.7 seconds. Today he had to give his all when, at the start of the race, a large group broke away from the peloton. From the moment Bennett joined the leading group, he seized every opportunity to attack. “I climbed the hill a few times, but felt that everyone was better than me. I told myself to stay calm and get through it. I kept going until finally no one was left with it. me. I could come, ”Bennet said.
In the end, Bennett placed the decisive attack five miles from the line and took the solo victory with a lead of almost two minutes. “To be honest I don’t realize it yet. I canceled a week ago, but the good time trial on Friday really gave me a boost. I’m trying to get this title. for ten years. I’ve always wanted to win this jersey and it’s so special to be able to wear it all year round in the WorldTour. I’m proud to be able to represent New Zealand in Europe with this jersey. It’s very special. ”
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