Tao Geoghegan Hart fractures hip in Giro d'Italia crash - a 'big shock' for Ineos

Ineos leaders Tao Geoghegan Hart and Geraint Thomas before stage 8 of the 2023 Giro d'Italia
Ineos leaders Tao Geoghegan Hart and Geraint Thomas before stage 8 of the 2023 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In the Giro d'Italia, as in life, everything can change in an instant. On top of the Colla di Boasi, Tao Geoghegan Hart was comfortably at the front of the peloton as it sped towards the end of stage 11 in Tortona and in the heart of the battle for overall victory in Rome.

His Giro would end on the other side, where he was the worst affected of the fallers in a mass crash on the rain-slicked road. Instead of racing north to Tortona for the next hour, Geoghegan Hart was stretchered onto an ambulance and driven south to Sampierdarena Hospital on the outskirts of Genoa.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.