Tao Geoghegan Hart continues fine form with victory in Tour of the Alps

  • Ineos Grenadiers rider well placed for tilt at Giro d’Italia in May
  • Hugh Carthy finishes second in five-day race

Tao Geoghegan Hart claimed victory at the Tour of the Alps on Friday, the Ineos Grenadiers rider topping a British one-two with second-placed Hugh Carthy of EF Education-EasyPost.

Geoghegan Hart, the 2020 Giro d’Italia winner, was able to keep pace with his rivals on the fifth stage of the race to Brunico, Italy, and despite finishing over four minutes behind the stage winner, Simon Carr – another British rider – held on to overall victory by 22 seconds.

It continues a successful 2023 season for Geoghegan Hart, who has targeted multi-day races rather the spring Classics to start his year. Third place over the seven stages of Tirreno-Adriatico in March followed sixth spot in the five-day Vuelta a Andalucía and his form bodes well for a tilt at a Grand Tour later in the year.

He is set to be part of the Ineos team at the Giro d’Italia, taking aim at the pink jersey for the first time since winning the race in 2020, having ridden in support of Richard Carapaz at the 2021 Tour de France and finishing 19th in the 2022 Vuelta.


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