Tao Geoghegan Hart gave Britain one of its sporting moments of the year by winning Giro d’Italia in the closest final day of a Grand Tour in history.
The East Londoner blasted past Jai Hindley, with whom he was locked level at the start of the final stage, with an incredible 15.7km time trial ride into Milan.
Hart realised a dream and became the fifth British rider to win a Grand Tour race, following Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates.
“Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine this would be possible when we started a month ago in Sicily,” said the 25-year-old.
“All my career I’ve dreamt of trying to, maybe, be top five or top ten in a race of this stature.
“This is completely and utterly different to that and it’s going to take a lot of time to sink in.
“I don’t know and I don’t care what comes after this. I’m just going to enjoy it, it’s incredible. I’m going to stay the same person, as professional and dedicated as I always have been.
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