Tao Geoghegan Hart to target Tour de France and Olympics in 2021

MILANO ITALY OCTOBER 25 Podium Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Pink Leader Jersey Celebration Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy Duomo di Milano Milan Cathedral during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 21 a 157km Individual time trial from Cernusco sul Naviglio to Milano ITT girodiitalia Giro on October 25 2020 in Milano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Tao Geoghegan Hart celebrates his 2020 Giro win in Milan (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tao Geoghegan Hart is set to make his Tour de France debut in 2021, opting against a defence of his 2020 Giro d'Italia victory to instead fight for the general classification in France . The British Ineos Grenadiers rider will also take aim at the Tokyo Olympics road race, which comes just six days after the Tour finale in Paris.

The Tour will be the fifth Grand Tour of Geoghegan Hart's career, coming after two participations apiece at the Giro and Vuelta a España. The 25-year-old was a surprise winner in Italy last October, beating Team Sunweb's Jai Hindley by 39 seconds in Milan after impressing in the final week.

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