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Giro d'Italia: Geoghegan Hart wins stage 20 on Sestriere

patrick.fletcher@futurenet.com
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 SESTRIERE ITALY  OCTOBER 24 Arrival  Sprint  Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey  Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Arrival Sprint Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

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SESTRIERE ITALY  OCTOBER 24 Arrival  Sprint  Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey  Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Arrival Sprint Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

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Team Ineos rider Great Britains Tao Geoghegan Hart L rides with Team Sunweb rider Australias Jai Hindley C behind Team Ineos rider Australias Rohan Dennis R during the 20th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 198kilometer route between Alba and Sestriere on October 24 2020 Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Team Ineos rider Great Britains Tao Geoghegan Hart L rides with Team Sunweb rider Australias Jai Hindley C behind Team Ineos rider Australias Rohan Dennis R during the 20th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 198kilometer route between Alba and Sestriere on October 24 2020 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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SESTRIERE ITALY  OCTOBER 24 Pello Bilbao of Spain and Team Bahrain  Mclaren  Hector Carretero of Spain and Movistar Team  Peloton  Sestriere 2035m Landscape  Mountains  Snow  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Pello Bilbao of Spain and Team Bahrain Mclaren Hector Carretero of Spain and Movistar Team Peloton Sestriere 2035m Landscape Mountains Snow during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

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The pack climbs up the mountains with autumn coloured trees during the 20th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 198kilometer route between Alba and Sestriere on October 24 2020 Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
The pack climbs up the mountains with autumn coloured trees during the 20th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 198kilometer route between Alba and Sestriere on October 24 2020 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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SESTRIERE ITALY  OCTOBER 24 Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Salvatore Puccio of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Peloton  Landscape  Mountains  Snow  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers Salvatore Puccio of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers Peloton Landscape Mountains Snow during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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SESTRIERE ITALY  OCTOBER 24 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey  Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey  Sestriere 2041m Landscape  Peloton  Mountains  Snow  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey Sestriere 2041m Landscape Peloton Mountains Snow during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Giro dItalia 2020  103th Edition  20th stage Alba  Sestriere 181km  24102020  Scenery  photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2020
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Team Ineos rider Australias Rohan Dennis C rides ahead of teammate Great Britains Tao Geoghegan Hart L and Team Sunweb rider Australias Jai Hindley during the 20th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 198kilometer route between Alba and Sestriere on October 24 2020 Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Team Ineos rider Australias Rohan Dennis C rides ahead of teammate Great Britains Tao Geoghegan Hart L and Team Sunweb rider Australias Jai Hindley during the 20th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 198kilometer route between Alba and Sestriere on October 24 2020 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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SESTRIERE ITALY  OCTOBER 24 Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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SESTRIERE ITALY  OCTOBER 24 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Werkilul of Eritrea and NTT Pro Cycling Team  Pieter Serry of Belgium and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Breakaway  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
SESTRIERE ITALY OCTOBER 24 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Werkilul of Eritrea and NTT Pro Cycling Team Pieter Serry of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 20 a 190km stage from Alba to Sestriere 2035m girodiitalia Giro on October 24 2020 in Sestriere Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) claimed his second victory of the Giro d’Italia on stage 19, beating Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) to the line as the pair emerged as the two leading candidates for the overall title in what will be a dramatic final time trial in Milan on Sunday.

Having taken the overall lead two days ago, Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) lost the maglia rosa as Geoghegan Hart’s teammate Rohan Dennis once again blew the GC field apart on the second of three ascents of Sestriere.

The Australian lasted all the way to the final 1.5km of the final climb – and even finished third on the stage – before Geoghegan Hart outsprinted the white jersey in a reverse of the picture two days ago.

Having started the day three seconds apart, the pair are now tied for time atop the overall standings, Hindley having grabbed a second at the intermediate sprint, but Geoghegan gaining four in the bonuses on the line.

More to come!

Pos.

Rider Name (Country) Team

Result

1

Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers

4:52:45

2

Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb

3

Rohan Dennis (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers

0:00:25

4

Joao Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-Quickstep

0:01:01

5

Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R la Mondiale

0:01:34

6

Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes (Col) Movistar Team

0:01:35

7

Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren

8

Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb

9

Attila Valter (Hun) CCC Team

0:01:48

10

James Knox (GBr) Deceuninck-Quickstep

0:02:00

Pos.

Rider Name (Country) Team

Result

1

Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb

85:22:07

2

Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers

3

Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb

0:01:32

4

Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren

0:02:51

5

Joao Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-Quickstep

0:03:14

6

Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team

0:06:32

7

Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo

0:07:46

8

Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe

0:08:05

9

Fausto Masnada (Ita) Deceuninck-Quickstep

0:09:24

10

Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain McLaren

0:10:08