In a conversation with Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster, Giro d’Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart revealed that his stage 15 victory at Piancavallo was one of the top three performances in the history of the Ineos team organisation.
Geoghegan Hart appeared in Friday’s episode on Fosters’ ‘The Cycling GK’ channel, riding with the Championship league player through Hertfordshire on the custom pink Pinarello that the team presented to him following his victory.
About 12 minutes into the video, the pair discuss the close-fought victory taken in the final time trial over Sunweb’s Jai Hindley.
Geoghegan Hart and Hindley went into the 15.7km final stage tied on time but the Briton ended the day 39 seconds ahead of the Australian to seal the overall title by pushing an average of 430 watts for 18 minutes – or 6.4W/kg. Foster asks if that was the peak power for the whole Giro, and Geoghegan replies, "I think the first stage win when Jai was riding on the front, when I won my first stage, the peak – for a 40 minute climb which was far north of 400 (Watts) for the whole 40 minutes – I think the peak 30 minutes was more like 440 or close to that. It was pretty high. It was a fast day that day."
The Giro d’Italia may have been missing some of its major contenders in the end – Geoghegan Hart started the race with the goal of working for teammate Geraint Thomas, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) […]