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Geoghegan Hart beats Hindley in final time trial to win the Giro d'Italia

Milan: In one of the most exciting final stages of a grand tour, British rider Tao Geoghegan Hart won the Giro d’Italia for Ineos-Grenadiers on Sunday, edging out Sunweb's Australian rider Jai Hindley by just 39 seconds.

The 25-year-old Briton started the day just 0.86 seconds behind Hindley, but he did enough in the time trial to give Ineos-Grenadiers their second Giro title after Chris Froome's 2018 triumph.

Australian Jai Hindley fell agonisingly short of claiming the final pink jersey in Milan.

Australian Jai Hindley fell agonisingly short of claiming the final pink jersey in Milan.Credit:AP

Neither Geoghegan Hart nor Hindley had ever finished higher than 20th in a grand tour.

Dutchman Wilco Kelderman, also riding for Sunweb, was third overall after three weeks and almost 3500 kilometres of racing.

Geoghegan Hart's Ineos teammate Filippo Ganna was fastest on Sunday, with a time of 17 minutes, 16 seconds on the mostly flat 15.7-kilometre circuit, which finished next to Milan’s iconic cathedral.

It was the Italian's fourth win in 21 stages.

AP, Reuters

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