Tao Geoghegan Hart digs in for the Tour de France long haul

CHATEAUROUX FRANCE JULY 01 Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 6 a 1606km stage from Tours to Chteauroux LeTour TDF2021 on July 01 2021 in Chateauroux France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tao Geoghegan Hart was hoping for a very different first week of his first Tour de France.

He was nominated as one of Ineos Grenadiers' four protected riders after winning the 2020 Giro d'Italia, but the first mass crash on stage 1 cost him 5:33 and massively changed his debut Tour and his role in the team.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.