A former mountain biker who turned to road racing after winning the GC titles in the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Tour of Wellington in 2011.

George secured a stagiaire role with Radioshack in 2011 that led to a fulltime position with the World Tour team in 2012 and 2013, before moving to Cannondale in 2014 and onto his current team LottoNL-Jumbo.

At 58kgs he is a noted climber, who has ridden in three Grand Tours and three Classics. He has been on the podium on stages of the Vuelta a Espana twice.

2016 was a standout for George, who was seventh on General Classification at the Tour of California and 14th overall in the Criterium du Dauphine.

Rio 2016 was Bennett's first Olympic Games.

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George's Games History