(Image credit: Getty Images)

Kiwi George Bennett is embarking on his most ambitious season to date. Often a super-domestique on one of the peloton’s most powerful GC teams, he’s now got his own shot at the Giro d’Italia. Chris Marshall-Bell finds a man humble in the face of the pressure, more concerned with bigger world problems and, of course, the state of cricket.

George Bennett wants to discuss something that’s on his mind. “What on earth was going on with that pitch?” the Jumbo-Visma rider muses, stunned. “Were they playing on a bloody minefield or something?”

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1