Tao Geoghegan Hart becomes first Grand Tour cyclist to take the knee

Tao Geoghegan Hart becomes first Grand Tour cyclist to take the knee

The Guardian

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  • Briton backed by Brailsford and Ineos Grenadiers team
  • ‘What good are words without action?’ asks 25-year-old

Tao Geoghegan Hart’s decision to become the first Grand Tour rider to take a knee in protest at racial inequality in cycling is understood to be supported by Sir Dave Brailsford and the Ineos Grenadiers team.

Posing on one knee in the kit of his sponsors, Geoghegan Hart, winner of last year’s Giro d’Italia, said in a message on social media that it was “a fact” that cycling has “a problem with diversity and inclusivity”.

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