The New Zealand cyclist George Bennett has won a one day race in Italy.
Bennett opened up a gap on the last climb to win the Gran Piemonte.
“I only had two days left this season where I could ride for myself: today and Saturday, then I go back to being a domestique. On our team, we have the best riders in the world, so I had an opportunity now, on this team, and I really had to take it,” Bennett said.
Bennett will stay in Italy and lead Jumbo-Visma in this weekend’s Il Lombardia.
Bennett will be a part of a very strong Jumbo-Visma team that will compete in the Tour de France that starts in Nice on August 29.