Giro d'Italia - Tao Geoghegan Hart: Watching this team inspired me
Oct 26 2020 05:12 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Tao Geoghegan Hart: Watching this team inspired me
Giro d'Italia - Tao Geoghegan Hart: Watching this team inspired me
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eos Grenadiers' Tao Geoghegan Hart has taken the overall victory of the Giro d'Italia after a good performance in the last day's ITT that gave him an advantage of more than 30 seconds over Jai Hindley.

The Briton started the day with the exactly same time as Sunweb's Hindley and he knew it was his race to lose. He did everything he could do and performed an almost perfect time trial that gave him an advantage of 39 seconds over the Australian and his first victory in a grand tour at 25.

"It’s been an incredible three weeks," said Geoghegan Hart. "I didn’t believe this was possible this morning but here we are. Wow! Last night I felt really relaxed. This morning I had a strange two hours in the room on my own, trying not to over-think it and listening to some good music. That was the only moment where the moment was sinking in – otherwise it was a pretty simple TT – going through the process and whatever happened, happened.

"Brad (Wiggins) gave me super advice just to focus on myself and the process. The same with G (Geraint Thomas), he sent me a super nice text last night. Those are guys I’ve looked up to near enough half my life. They’re the ones that have inspired me to get here – watching this team inspired me.

"I would love to see more cycling as a sport in London and more diversity in cycling that can definitely come from the sport increasing in popularity in cities like London. I think this is an amazing sport. It takes you to incredible places and you meet incredible people. I hope I can inspire a few kids in Hackney to dream big. Even if it’s not just in cycling."







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