From winning stupid prizes to the never-ending trophy: Tao Geoghegan Hart's rise to Grand Tour glory

The East Londoner has emerged the surprise winner of the 2020 Italian Grand Tour

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Getty)

"Tao, you made it onto the podium anyway, didn't you? Most combative rider on the day..."

"Most stupid I think!" is Geoghegan Hart's reply to Eurosport's Orla Chennaoui after taking the most combative rider prize on stage 20 of the Vuelta a España.

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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.