Tao Geoghegan Hart to sponsor spot on Axeon team to boost racial diversity

Tao Geoghegan Hart
Geoghegan Hart takes the knee on the Hackney Marshes (Image credit: Timo Spurr / @timoespurio)

Tao Geoghegan Hart will sponsor a rider to join his old Hagens Berman Axeon team later this year, in a bid to help increase racial diversity in professional cycling. 

Details are still to be confirmed but the Giro d'Italia champion announced the plan on Thursday, noting that it is "a fact" that "cycling has a problem with diversity and inclusivity". 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.