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Kiwi Bennett drafted into Tour de France

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 23/06/2016

Kiwi cyclist George Bennett will ride in the world's most famous race for the first time after being drafted into a Tour de France squad.

Bennett will join the LottoNL-Jumbo squad for the tour after Dutch cyclist Robert Gesink was forced to pull out with injury.

The 26-year-old finished seventh in May's Tour of California and has also chalked up good times in the Tour of Oman and France's Criterium du Dauphine.

He will be joined in France by compatriot Shane Archbold, who will ride for Bora-Argon.

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