George Bennett accepts sacrificing his own GC chances to support team aims at Tour de France

The New Zealander was called back to fetch water bottles in a crucial moment on stage 10, resulting in him losing almost 10 minutes

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New Zealander George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma), who slid from fourth to 23rd overall on Monday, accepts the downsides of being in a team stacked with talent in the 2019 Tour de France.

In the crosswinds to Albi, stage 10, Bennett was called to fetch water bottles in a critical moment. Doing so, he missed the split and lost 9-41 minutes.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.