Geoghegan Hart's final corner crash in Brighton

Spectacular crash at the end of stage seven from Camberley to Brighton captured on a phone and put on YouTube. Crash occurs at 2:28mins

A fan at the Tour of Britain captured Tao Geoghegan Hart's dramatic crash in to the barriers in Brighton yesterday.

Geoghegan Hart had sprinted to the front of the yellow jersey group just before the bend and went in to it with too much speed. Slamming his brakes on he went over the bars as he hit, and broke, the barrier.

Thankfully both Geoghegan Hart and the spectator he knocked over were soon both up on their feet . He later apologised on Twitter.

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Geoghegan Hart, one of three 19-year-olds in the race, had stayed with the lead group over the climbs of Ditchling Beacon and Bear road at the end of the longest stage, cementing his impressive top 20 position on GC.

He was given the same finishing time as Michal Kwiatkowski who sprinted for fourth place two move back in to second place, 19 seconds behind Dylan van Baarle (Garmin) who took the yellow jersey.

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Simon Richardson
Simon Richardson

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers. 


Since working for Cycling Weekly he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer but he still hasn't completed the CW5000 challenge!


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