With just five days remaining of the Vuelta a España, Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma are homing in on victory.

Having placed riders on the podium at this year’s Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, it could be the Dutch team’s first Grand Tour win in their current guise – their first since Rabobank pulled out as sponsor in 2012.

One rider who’s been with the team since 2015, and whose progress as a climber and stage racer has coincided with the team’s development into a major force, is George Bennett.

On the second rest day of the Vuelta, in his team hotel on the outskirts of Burgos, Richard Moore sat down with Bennett, the 29-year-old New Zealander, to talk about his team, Roglic, the arrival next year of Tom Dumoulin, and Bennett’s own complicated health issues – the stitch that plagues him every time he exerts himself and an unusual weight problem that can afflict him in Grand Tours.

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