Cycling star Tao Geoghegan Hart rushed to hospital after horror crash in worrying scenes at Giro d’Italia


FORMER Giro d’Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart crashed out of the race and rushed to hospital in horror scenes.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider, who won the Giro in 2020, came tumbling off his bike on a slippery downhill descent with 70km to go of stage 11 on Wednesday.

ReutersTao Geoghegan Hart was involved in a nasty crash at the Giro d’Italia[/caption]

Crash in the bunch, @taogeoghegan and the Maglia Rosa are involved
Caduta in gruppo. @taogeoghegan e la Maglia Rosa a terra#Giro #GirodItalia

— Giro d’Italia (@giroditalia) May 17, 2023

He was riding with his team-mates including overall leader Geraint Thomas who also hit the deck but managed to continue.

British rider Geoghegan Hart, third in the overall standings, was attended to by medics before being loaded into an ambulance.

Race favourite Primoz Roglic was also involved in the crash.

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But the Slovenian managed to continue on a Jumbo Visma team-mate’s bike.

Shortly afterwards, Movistar rider Oscar Rodriguez suffered a crash in which he came into contact with a roadside sign.

This year’s weather-affected Giro has been hit with several high-profile withdrawals with former race leader Remco Evenepoel having to abandon after testing positive for Covid-19.

Wednesday’s stage is the longest in the race, a 219km ride from Camaiore to Tortona.

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AFPGeoghegan Hart was third overall in the race standings[/caption]

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