Teams & Riders George Bennett Discussion Thread

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Wasn't really Kruijswijk's best domestique in the Alps where it mattered most last year. Should probably get top 10 in the Giro.
Bennett crashed hard during the Galibier stage. Twice. Not sure what people expect from a guy that hits the deck as hard as he did.

You could also say that Jumbo were at least one mountain dom short. De Plus had to do all the work when Bennett wasn't fit enough to pull.

(Kruijswijk wasn't that great to begin with . He was lucky that most of the Galibier was soft pedalled, IMO, as he was not among the very best riders there. )
 
Bennett crashed hard during the Galibier stage. Twice. Not sure what people expect from a guy that hits the deck as hard as he did.

You could also say that Jumbo were at least one mountain dom short. De Plus had to do all the work when Bennett wasn't fit enough to pull.

(Kruijswijk wasn't that great to begin with . He was lucky that most of the Galibier was soft pedalled, IMO, as he was not among the very best riders there. )
Whoops forgot about those crashes.

Fully agree on Kruijswijk. He's not GT winner material.
 
Beaten by Bond in the NZ TT and Archbold in the sprint at the NZ RR on a course that didn't really suit.

Shame really, because it would be phenomenal to see an NZ champs jersey at the pointy end of a GT.

On the bright side, his monstrous efforts at last years TDF have gotten him Giro leadership instead of another year of domestique duties.

If his rib issues really are solved I think Bennett can go top 5.
 
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Does anybody know his plans for the rest of the season and if he's fine again?
not quite, by the sound of it. "George has struggled all week to recover from the Tour with his injuries and illness and when the French put the power on up the climb with two laps to go, he could not go with it.” He is scheduled to do the Vuelta though

 
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not quite, by the sound of it. "George has struggled all week to recover from the Tour with his injuries and illness and when the French put the power on up the climb with two laps to go, he could not go with it.” He is scheduled to do the Vuelta though

Thank you!
 
Nice job becoming National Champion! I find it surprising to hear it's his first victory at the Nationals. I thought he'd won there before. He was also second in the ITT.

Does anybody know if the plan for him is still to be the GC leader at the Giro (after Dumoulin break from cycling)? I hope he still gets his chance. It happened a couple of times now, that he was the designated GC leader for a GT at the beginning of the season and then he ended being a domestique in another GT.

At the same time, if he doesn't deliver let's say a top 5, I think it should be his last chance to be the sole GC leader for a GT. At least in a team as strong as Jumbo Visma is right now (although the Dumoulin departure complicates things). They should enter every GT with a goal to win it or at least podium. They have Roglič, Kruijswijk and Kuss higher in pecking order right now, with the young guys (Oomen, Foss and Vingegaard) also waiting for their chances.

I sincerely hope he rides the Giro as a GC leader and seizes the opportunity like he did last year in Il Lombardia taking 2nd place.
 
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