Giro d'Italia: George Bennett carries musette over the Passo Giau to finish 14th on stage 16

After riding up the Zoncolan twice two days ago, the New Zealander held onto his musette up the snow-ridden Passo Giau on the queen stage

George Bennett on stage 16 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty)

Sometimes you're so cold you carry a musette over the top of the Giro d'Italia's cima coppi to come across the finish line in 14th place.

That is, at least, if you're Jumbo-Visma's George Bennett, who came into view of the TV cameras in Cortina d'Ampezzo after poor weather blighted broadcasters and reduced the height and length of stage 16, with a musette hanging around his shoulders.

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