Michael Bennett (cyclist)

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Michael Bennett
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Bennett in 2015
Personal information
Born (1949-06-08) 8 June 1949 (age 68)
Birmingham, England

Michael "Mick" Bennett (born 8 June 1949) is a British former cyclist and cycle race promoter. He won the bronze medal in Team Pursuit in the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Games.[1][2]

Bennett originally took up cycling as part of a programme of rehabilitation after developing Osgood–Schlatter disease.[3] In 2004, Bennett formed Sweetspot Management, which organises the Tour of Britain, the Tour Series,[4] The Women's Tour[5] and (in collaboration with the London Marathon) RideLondon.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Bennett". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Michael Bennett". www.databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Famous Last Words: Mick Bennett". Cycling Weekly. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mick Bennett - United Kingdom". LinkedIn. Retrieved 30 May 2014. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Armitstead excited by Tour start". itv.com. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "BBC Worldwide set to distribute RideLondon cycling spectacular" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-30.