George Bennett showing signs of Giro d'Italia form at Tour of the Alps

George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) second on stage 4 of Tour of the Alps

George Bennett 's Tour of the Alps was almost over before it began after he was hit by a car on the eve of the race last Sunday. The LottoNL-Jumbo rider said afterwards that he was lucky to be alive, but he has bounced back with aplomb to take second on an explosive stage 4 into Lienz. Bennett was one of the main protagonists in the early jaunts on the opening climb, and though he was caught, he remained in the peloton before launching another move on the final ascent. It has been a tough few days for the Kiwi, and he is not out of the woods just yet, but his performance is a big boost as he progresses towards the Giro d'Italia. "A stage win would have been nice," he told Cyclingnews after the stage. "I'm a bit happier because I have been feeling a bit shit all ...

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