18 Jul 2018

Bennett extends contract with Dutch team

6:44 am on 18 July 2018

Nelson cyclist George Bennett has extended his contract with his Dutch pro team.

Bennett, who joined Team Lotto-Jumbo in 2015, has signed on for another three years.

George Benett

George Benett Photo: Photosport

The 28-year-old New Zealander finished eighth in the Tour of Italy this year, after having won the Tour of California last year.

He's not riding in the Tour de France.

Bennett said he was looking forward to continuing his development in the grand tours with his Dutch team.

"I've come a long way as a cyclist since joining Team Lotto-Jumbo," he said.

"It's been a result of a lot of hard work from the staff and riders.

"I'm excited about taking the next steps with the team and seeing how far I can go as a GC rider in the world's biggest races."