Geoghegan Hart climbs to third on GC

11 Mar 2023

Geoghegan Hart climbs to third on GC

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Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 6 » Osimo Stazione › Osimo, 193km

Tao Geoghegan Hart produced another gutsy performance to take a close second place on stage six of Tirreno-Adriatico.

The toughest stage of the race thus far played out over a brutal parcours, but saw the Brit once again excel.

Tao went for a gap against the barrier but saw his path blocked inside the final kilometre, but was still able to regroup and launch his sprint, narrowly missing out to race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma). However bonus seconds and time taken on key rivals elevated him into a podium position in third ahead of Sunday's finale.

Geoghegan Hart sits 23 seconds back on the blue jersey and 11 seconds ahead of fourth placed Lennard Kamna (Bora-Hansgrohe), with a bunch finish expected to conclude the race.

The team rode well together, allowing Tao to conserve energy as much as possible. After a regrouping on the final lap it was Thymen Arensman who drove on the front to help bring back a dangerous late break.

Tom Pidcock was also present at the sharp end and came home ninth in a chasing group.


- Tao Geoghegan Hart

"[Roglic is] probably one of the most impressive riders of his generation. It’s like that sometimes. I was quite confident to be honest but we know the kick that he has.
"I was super comfortable all day and just being calculated. I was in Kwiato’s wheel for 150 kilometres without ever leaving it. On days like this where it’s really hard that makes a huge difference and I’m really grateful to him."