Israel – Premier Tech is pleased to welcome New Zealander George Bennett to its ranks for the next two years.

The 33-year-old is set to strengthen the team’s climbing squad, providing key support in Grand Tours and stage races while also assuming leadership responsibilities.

I’m really excited for my future with IPT. I’m already close with a lot of people in the team and it’s clear that there is a great culture and desire to grow and I want to be a big part of that. I’m looking forward to chasing results personally and as a team and to have the resources to be the best rider I can whilst surrounded by great people,” says Bennett.

I see a lot of opportunities, especially in Grand Tours and in the high mountains and I can’t wait to get started.”

Having spent much of his career in a key support role for Grand Tour winners, Bennett brings a wealth of experience to the team and with the right support, IPT General Manager Kjell Carlström sees Bennett delivering his own results.

George is a talented rider who can really make an impact in our team. Having developed our sprint team with our new signings, we are also pleased to add depth to our roster of climbers with the addition of George. We are looking forward to seeing what George can do when given leadership at stage races suited to his profile, and providing key support to our other leaders throughout the next two seasons. Welcome, George!,” explains Carlström.

IPT owner Sylvan Adams reiterated Carlström’s words, acknowledging what Bennett can bring to the team both on and off the bike.

I’m pleased to welcome George Bennett to our team. George is an elite climber, who will bring depth to our GC and Grand Tour efforts. George is also well liked in the pro peloton, and known to be a terrific teammate, adding to our team’s already strong culture. A great addition to our roster,” adds Adams.