Tao Geoghegan Hart abandons Giro d'Italia 2019

The Brit abandoned after a crash on stage 13

Tao Geoghegan Hart crashes on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Photo by Luk Benies/AFP/Getty)
(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos) has abandoned the Giro d'Italia 2019 after crashing with 120km to go on stage 13.

The Brit had been sitting 33rd on GC, 11-49 down on race leader Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates).

Before crashing, Geoghegan Hart had been at the head of the race in a large breakaway group of 29 riders including Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos), and Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott).

Team Ineos tweeted to confirm that Geoghegan Hart had abandoned the race, saying he had been "forced to abandon after a crash" and that he was ok and being attended to by the team doctor. They added a full update will follow soon.

See more

The Team Ineos rider had already crashed twice during the first Grand Tour of the 2019 season, both times during stage three, with Geoghegan Hart saying he could "come back stronger" after losing time.

Geoghegan Hart started the Giro d'Italia 2019 off the back of an impressive Tour of the Alps performance, where he finished second overall, behind team-mate Pavel Sivakov.

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.