The next great British Grand Tour hope? Leo Hayter establishes dominant lead at Baby Giro d'Italia

Hagens Berman Axeon rider wins back-to-back stages to lead GC by over five minutes after just three days

Leo Hayter at the 2019 World Championships junior time trial in Yorkshire
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Cycling careers don't normally begin this well. Three stages into his first Baby Giro, the Giro d'Italia Giovani Under 23 officially, and Leo Hayter has won two stages and sits 5-48 ahead of his nearest rival on general classification. With just one mountain stage to come this week, the 20-year-old might have already wrapped up the pink jersey.

In a display which feels more like PlayStation-cycling than real world sport, the Hagens Berman Axeon rider won stage two to Pinzolo by 39 seconds, to move into the lead overall, and then backed this up the next day with a massive victory on stage three.

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