George Bennett (cyclist)

George Bennett

Bennett at the 2015 Tour of Belgium
Personal information
Full name George Bennett
Born (1990-04-07) 7 April 1990
Nelson, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Team information
Current team LottoNL–Jumbo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2010 Club Routier des 4 Chemins
2011 Trek–Livestrong
2011 Team RadioShack (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2012–2013 RadioShack–Nissan[1]
2014 Cannondale
2015- LottoNL–Jumbo
Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014

George Bennett (born 7 April 1990) is a New Zealand professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam LottoNL–Jumbo.[2] He represents New Zealand at the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Bennett was born in Nelson in 1990.[3] Educated at Waimea College,[4] Bennett turned professional in 2012.[5] He competed with the RadioShack–Nissan squad for two seasons before moving to Cannondale in 2014.[2][6] In October 2014 it was announced that he would join LottoNL–Jumbo for the 2015 season.[7] In May 2015, he was barred from starting the Giro d'Italia due to low cortisol levels (later discovered to have been caused by illness), as per MPCC rules. He was not replaced by his team.[8] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Tour de France[9] and finished in 53rd place.[10] His most impressive performance in the Tour de France was finishing seventh on stage nine at Andorre Arcalis, judged by some as the toughest stage that year.[3]

He competed in the Men's individual road race at the 2016 Summer Olympics and came 33rd; he described the race as "absolutely" the toughest in his career, and 79 riders did not finish.[11]

Career achievements

Major results


2nd Overall Tour de Vineyards
9th Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
9th Overall Tour of Wellington
2nd Overall Tour de Vineyards
1st Stage 3
9th Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
9th Overall Tour of Wellington
1st Overall New Zealand Cycle Classic
1st Overall Tour of Wellington
3rd Overall Tour de Vineyards
4th Overall Tour de Vineyards
2nd National Road Race Championships
8th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
9th Overall Tour of Utah
9th National Road Race Championships
9th Overall, Tour de Vineyards
5th National Road Race Championships
10th Overall Tour Down Under
7th Overall Tour of California
10th Overall Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 122 WD
Yellow jersey Tour 53
red jersey Vuelta 89 37 10

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. "Bennett to link up with RadioShack-Nissan-Trek". Future plc. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. 1 2 Brian Holcombe (19 November 2013). "Bennett survives tough job market with Cannondale deal". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. 1 2 Long, David (12 July 2016). "Kiwi rider George Bennett has bike checked for motor at Tour de France". Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  4. Reich, Josh (6 December 2010). "Wheels of good fortune". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  5. "Kittel, Voigt and Velits set for Santos Tour Down Under". Cycling Central. Special Broadcasting Service. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  6. Shane Stokes (19 November 2013). "Kiwi climber Bennett signs contract with Cannondale Pro Cycling". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  7. "George Bennett joins Belkin". 10 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  8. Emil Axelgaard (8 May 2015). "Low cortisol levels take Bennett out of the Giro". Cycling Quotes. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  9. "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  10. Rollo, Phillip (31 July 2016). "Riding to Rio - George Bennett backs up from solid Tour de France debut". Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  11. Gilhooly, Daniel (7 August 2016). "Gamble doesn't pay for shattered George Bennett". Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  12. "George Bennett at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  13. "George Bennett at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
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