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Geoghe­gan Hart tri­umphs

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Cy­cling: Bri­ton Tao Geoghe­gan Hart won the Giro d’Italia af­ter beat­ing Maglia Rosa holder Jai Hind­ley in the fi­nal­stage time trial from Cer­nusco sul Nav­iglio to Mi­lan yes­ter­day as Ineos­Gre­nadiers turned around a dis­mal sea­son in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion.

The 25­year­old started the day 0.86sec be­hind Hind­ley but he beat the Aus­tralian to win the race by 39sec and give Ineos­Gre­nadiers its sec­ond Giro ti­tle af­ter Chris Froome’s 2018 tri­umph. Dutch­man Wilco Kel­der­man, Hind­ley’s team­mate at Sun­web, took third place over­all, 1min 29sec off the pace .

‘‘It’s in­cred­i­ble. It was im­pos­si­ble for me to even think about win­ning the Giro when we started in Si­cily,’’ Geoghe­gan Hart, who was only his team’s plan B, said. — Reuters

 ?? PHOTO: REUTERS ?? Golden glow . . . Bri­ton Tao Geoghe­gan Hart cel­e­brates with the tro­phy af­ter win­ning the Giro d’Italia in Mi­lan yes­ter­day.
PHOTO: REUTERS Golden glow . . . Bri­ton Tao Geoghe­gan Hart cel­e­brates with the tro­phy af­ter win­ning the Giro d’Italia in Mi­lan yes­ter­day.

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