George Bennett 'lucky to be alive' after being hit by car in training

George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo)

George Bennett ( LottoNL-Jumbo ) says that he’s lucky to be alive after he was hit by a car on the eve of the Tour of the Alps . The New Zealand rider was out with teammate Koen Bouwman doing a recon of the Giro d'Italia's stage 16 time trial, which takes place just down the road from the first stage of the Tour of the Alps between Trento and Rovereto when a car turned into his path. It was clear even 24 hours later that Bennett was still coming to terms with what he had been through, particularly with the memory of what had happened to Michele Scarponi this time last year. "I was going pretty fast on the time trial doing a recon for the Giro," Bennett explained to Cyclingnews while warming down after the first stage. "I was riding fast and a car was coming the other ...

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