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Geoghegan Hart’s decision to miss Tour de l’Avenir pays off with top 10 result in Colorado

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Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) collects another best young rider jersey

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) collects another best young rider jersey
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Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) held onto the best young rider today jersey today

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) held onto the best young rider today jersey today (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Michael Woods (Optum) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) pull away from the field

Michael Woods (Optum) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) pull away from the field (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) put in a good ride to take over the best young rider jersey

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon) put in a good ride to take over the best young rider jersey (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon)

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon)

Resplendent in the light-blue jersey of the best young rider at this week’s USA Pro Challenge, Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon Cycling) said at the final press conference that he is still weighing his options for next year.

The 20-year-old from Great Britain finished seventh overall after seven stages in Colorado’s high altitude, bettering his finishes this year at both the Tour of California and Tour of Utah by six places.

 

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Pat Malach

Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.