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.
George's Games History
Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016
Men's Road Race 6:21:54