'There were some big lessons to be had': Tao Geoghegan Hart reflects on his second season with Sky

From helping Geraint Thomas to victory in the Dauphiné to a Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta and selection for the Worlds, it’s been quite a season for Sky’s Tao Geoghegan Hart

Tao Geoghegan Hart at the 2018 Vuelta a España (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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One of the most frequent criticisms of Team Sky, until recently, was its inability to bring through a new generation of big hitters to replace the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

But over the last two seasons, its youngsters have featured regularly in the biggest events on the calendar, giving them the opportunity to learn from the established stars at the races that really matter.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.