Tao Geoghegan Hart is prepared for a general classification battle in the second week of the Giro d’Italia as the mountains loom large and the majority of the main contenders have to make up for lost time.
The Londoner initially went down amid the technical run through Grosseto on the 220km stage, before suffering another setback when he was caught in a larger pile-up with 4.5km to go. While the injuries were accepted at the time as ‘just part of bike racing’ by the resilient 24 year old, he has revealed the extent of his injuries and the toll it took on his body.
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Everything changed in one moment and I was forced to enter 'survival mode' and I had to get through each day and stay positive. "
"The focus for me is to get my body feeling like it did before my crashes, heal the skin and get everything mobilised again as my joints are stiff, then we can see what we can do.”