Video: Exclusive interview with George Bennett


Nelson cyclist George Bennett may have produced some top results on the world pro tour this season but he isn’t expecting any favours from his Dutch team LottoNL-Jumbo next year.

George, who is back in Nelson for some hard-earned R and R, finished seventh on a stage in his first Tour de France before recording a gritty 10th in the Vuelta a Espana in a breakthrough year on the pro tour.

He also finished seventh in the Tour of California and 14th in the Criterium du Dauphine, signalling that he is ready to make the step from riding as a domestique, helping team leaders, to a general classification (GC) contender.

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