Tao Geoghegan Hart takes his biggest victory as João Almeida clings to pink on stage 15 of Giro d'Italia 2020

The first ever Grand Tour victory for British rider Geoghegan Hart, as the GC race explodes into life

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Tao Geoghegan Hart took the biggest win of his fledgling career on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia 2020, as João Almeida clung to pink after the first cracks emerged.

The general classification race exploded into life on the final climb to Piancavallo, as Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) emerged as the strongest of the overall contenders, dropping Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) inside the final 10km, while Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) was the only rider capable of sticking with Kelderman.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.