George Bennett rode up Zoncolan twice to thank Edoardo Affini for 'carrying breakaway' on Giro d'Italia stage 14

The New Zealander was making his way back down to the team bus when he came across his team-mate still coming up the climb

George Bennett
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George Bennett rode up the Monte Zoncolan twice on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia, the first time attempting to win the stage for Jumbo-Visma and the second time to thank team-mate Edoardo Affini for his efforts in the breakaway to deliver the New Zealander to the bottom of the final climb.

"Shout out to the big dog Edoardo Affini for carrying the breakaway all day yesterday," Bennett said after the stage. "Gutted not to pull it off in the end, there just wasn’t much left in the legs after that start. I will have nightmares of 200km full steam into a headwind for the rest of my life."

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