Tao Geoghegan Hart abandons Giro d'Italia after fracturing hip on stage 11

Ineos Grenadiers rider was sitting in third before falling heavily with 69km to go on Wednesday

Tao Geoghegan Hart
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Tao Geoghegan Hart was forced to abandon the Giro d'Italia during stage 11 on Wednesday after crashing heavily. It was later revealed that the Briton had fractured his left hip.

The Ineos Grenadiers was one of several riders caught up in a crash with 69km to go, on the descent from the Colla di Boasi. Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates) slid out towards the front of the bunch, his front wheel coming out from under him, with a similar thing occurring to Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma). Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) and Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) were also caught up in the crash.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.