Winning the Giro d'Italia is 'like a strange dream' for Geoghegan Hart

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 of INEOS Grenadiers secures Pink Leader Jersey in final stage in Milan (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Today was just another Sunday, Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) had suggested ahead of the final stage of the Giro d’Italia, but he knew that wasn’t true. The exercise, a 10-mile time trial, was familiar from his youth, but the stakes had never been this high.

Three weeks of racing across all terrains, all conditions and all manner of circumstances had led to a stalemate between Geoghegan Hart and Jai Hindley (Sunweb), who entered the final day locked on the same time. Hindley wore the maglia rosa by dint of a countback of decimal places from the first two time trials of the Giro, but now Geoghegan Hart was the favourite to take it off him in the last.

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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.