Bennett's anger at missing out at Tirreno-Adriatico tempered by surprise GC placing

George Bennett finishes stage 4 at Tirreno-Adriatico

George Bennett ’s anger at mistiming his final effort on the climb to Sarnano Sassotetto during stage 4 was only tempered by discovering he had moved up to seventh overall at Tirreno-Adriatico and understanding he now has a real chancing of finishing in the top after Tuesday’s final 10km time trial. The LottoNL-Jumbo rider finished third behind winner Mikel Landa (Movistar) and runner-up Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) after surging across to them in the final 1.5km of the 14.5km climb to the finish. Bennett showed he was arguably the strongest by attacking several times. He was the only rider who made it across to the Landa attack but then paid for his effort and was unable to beat the Spaniard on the slightly downhill swooping curve to the line. “I felt really good but just cocked it up,” Bennett told Cyclingnews as soon as he had crossed the line, admitting his ...

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