Tao Geoghegan Hart: I want to use my privileged position to speak out

Tao Geoghegan Hart has been a vocal advocate on a range of social issues
Tao Geoghegan Hart has been a vocal advocate on a range of social issues (Image credit: Getty Images)

One-by-one, Ineos Grenadiers rolled out their potential GC leaders for this year’s Tour de France to face the media, and one-by-one they were asked the same questions over their internal hierarchy. A fair question, given that this is the biggest race of the year and the team purposely decided to remain vague on that matter when they announced their line-up last week.

The most unique aspect of the press conference wasn't when Geraint Thomas was cringingly asked about Wales' progress at football's European Championships but when his younger teammate Tao Geoghegan Hart opened up about diversity within cycling and whether more riders should use their platforms to help causes and affect change.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.