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Giro d'Italia won't feature Kiwi riders

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/05/2017
George Bennett competes in the Tour of California. © Doug Pensinger/Getty Images George Bennett competes in the Tour of California.

The 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia won't feature a New Zealand cyclist.

The 180 riders for the first Grand Tour event of the year were finalised on Tuesday and featured none of the six Kiwis aligned to World Tour teams.

It is the third New Zealand blank since 2010 in an event which has produced some notable Kiwi stage performances in recent years, most notably from sprinter Greg Henderson and support rider Sam Bewley.

The most glaring absentee is LottoNL-Jumbo rider George Bennett, who has recorded top-11 finishes on general classification in the three World Tour events he has entered this year.

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