'Anything can happen' as Tao Geoghegan Hart and Jai Hindley plan to 'give everything' in final time trial showdown at Giro d'Italia

A 15.7km time trial is set to separate the two young riders who find themselves on the same time heading into the final stage, and only one can emerge with the maglia rosa on his shoulders

Tao Geoghegan Hart and Jai Hindley at the 2020 Giro d'Italia (Getty)

After 85 hours, 22 minutes and seven seconds, only the finest of margins separate Tao Geoghegan Hart and Jai Hindley at the top of the Giro d'Italia's overall standings.

The two young riders, 25 and 24 respectively, arrived at the Giro ready to bury themselves for more experienced team leaders, but after riding away from the rest of the field on the last two mountain days of the race they now face a final showdown to decide the victor of what is the closest final stage of a Grand Tour in history.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.