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Ineos Grenadiers’ GC contenders at Giro d’Italia strike convincing note on opening stage

Ineos Grenadiers' GC contenders at Giro d'Italia strike convincing note on opening stage

On Saturday, Ineos Grenadiers may not have been able to celebrate a third opening time trial victory in four years by Filippo Ganna at the Giro d’Italia, but their GC contenders Tao Geoghegan Hart and Geraint Thomas both delivered performances that were far from disappointing all the same.

2020 Giro winner Geoghegan Hart came home a promising fourth at 40 seconds and even briefly had a spell in the hot seat as provisional stage leader, before Ganna finished second. Meanwhile, Thomas turned in a blistering first two-thirds of the course and despite fading badly on the final climb, still finished ninth, at 55 seconds.

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