George Bennett, another luxury reinforcement for the UAE and Pogacar

UAE Emirates announced on Tuesday the signing of the 31-year-old New Zealand rider, after seven seasons in the ranks of the Jumbo-Visma.


The UAE Emirates team continues to strengthen the block that will cover its great leader Tadej Pogacar from the 2022 season. After the signings of Marc Soler and Joao Almeida, as well as sprinters Pascal Ackermann and Álvaro Hodeg, the UAE squad announced this Tuesday the signing of New Zealander George Bennett.

At 31 years Bennett, current New Zealand road cycling champion, signs for UAE Emirates for the next two seasons after seven years in the ranks of the Jumbo-Visma, the team with which he has achieved the greatest successes of his race as the general of the Tour of California 2017 or the Top-10 in the general of the Giro d'Italia (eighth in 2018) and the Vuelta a España (tenth in 2016) 444 444

Bennett himself was very excited about his arrival at UAE Emirates. "I am very excited about my arrival at UAE Team Emirates. I am eager to help the team help new goals in the races. I have seen that the team has continued to take steps every year and I want to be part of that progression. It is also good to meet Finn again. Fisher-Black, as we are both from the same city in New Zealand. It's a great group of young guys coming to the UAE and it's great to join this team and bring my experience. "

For his part, Mauro Gianetti, CEO of the team, analyzed how Bennett's arrival in the team will help. "George is one of the best climbers in the peloton and we are excited to welcome him to the team. He will give us a lot of experience and he can also play a key role due to his qualities and can be a reference for the younger ones. Our expectations are that he has his own. opportunities but also contributes with his quality to work with the team when necessary. We are delighted to have him and continue to grow as a team. "

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