Geoghegan Hart: Rohan Dennis blew the Giro d’Italia up on the Stelvio and again today

SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Podium Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Celebration during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Tao Geoghegan Hart of INEOS Grenadiers took his second stage win at the Giro on Saturday at Sestriere (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The bald truth revealed by the Stelvio repeated itself just as fiercely on the road to Sestriere, as the three strongest men of this most unusual Giro d’Italia again came to the fore. Two of them, Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) and Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb), will contest overall victory in Milan on Sunday. The third, Geoghegan Hart’s teammate Rohan Dennis, will have done more than anyone else to influence the outcome.

On the Stelvio two days ago, Dennis’ incessant pace-making ended João Almeida’s (Deceuninck-Quickstep) tenure in the pink jersey and slashed Wilco Kelderman’s (Team Sunweb) lead over the rest of the contenders. The Australian repeated the dose on Saturday, dropping everyone bar Geoghegan Hart and Hindley with his remarkable show of force four kilometres from the top of the penultimate ascent of Sestriere.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.