Tao Geoghegan Hart buys brother new car after losing Giro d'Italia bet

The Giro champion has been enjoying some time off after his Grand Tour victory

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Getty/Instagram/Tao Geoghegan Hart)

Winning a Grand Tour ticks off a bucket list item for any professional cyclist and alongside being a career-defining achievement, there are other perks that can come with it.

A place in the history books, probably an improved contract, the prize money from taking home the leader's jersey and, in Geoghegan Hart's case, a custom Pinarello F12.

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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.