'I’m just bloody happy to win': Tao Geoghegan Hart delighted at ending long wait without a win

Ineos Grenadiers rider celebrates his first victory since the 2020 Giro d'Italia

Tao wins in Valencia
(Image credit: Getty)

Immediately after crossing the line first on stage four of the Volta a Valenciana to win his first bike race in more than two years, Tao Geoghegan Hart pressed his radio and began a long, deafening and impassioned victory scream that lasted the best part of five seconds.

The reaction said everything about the significance of the victory for the Londoner, the Ineos Grenadiers rider’s last visit to the top step of a podium being all the way back in October 2020 when he won the Giro d’Italia.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.