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Geoghegan Hart maintains lead over cycling tour of the Alps

Tao Geoghegan Hart finished 18th on stage four. Photo: BBC

Tao Geoghegan Hart maintains his 22-second lead over fellow Briton Hugh Carthy at the Tour of the Alps on the penultimate stage.

Thursday’s 152.9km stage was won by Austrian Gregor Muhlberger, who pipped Torstein Traeen and Giulio Pellizzari in a breakaway in northern Italy.

Ineos Grenadiers rider Geoghegan Hart finished in the main group.

He was alongside EF Education-Easypost’s Carthy and Australian Jack Haig, who is third overall.

Geoghegan Hart, 28, won the first two stages of the race earlier in the week and victory in the general classification would be his first race win since he triumphed in the Giro d’Italia in 2020.

BBC reports that the final day, a tricky 144.5km stage which begins with a steep climb and ends in the Italian city of Bruneck.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachuwku