A good number of British fans talked Hart up as if he was the second coming of Merckx through his U23 and neo Pro years. I do agree that everyone else saw him as that though.Where is Geoghegan Hart overrated at all? He's seen as some kind of British Cunego GC wise at best. Hence why so many people were happy for him. Kid grabbed his one big chance to win a grand tour.
That Giro podium was an interesting one. So was the Tour last year with Porte making the podium. I think both results pleased quite a few people for different reasons. Hindley making the podium was even more of a surprise probably but its still early days for him and TGH. Hindley at least has to improve his TT to get a good Tour result in the future. He's maybe a top 10 Tour rider at the moment or top 7 if he can repeat his climbing performance in the Giro.A good number of British fans talked Hart up as if he was the second coming of Merckx through his U23 and neo Pro years. I do agree that everyone else saw him as that though.
I won't be surprised if he doesn't start on Tuesday, but they are probably waiting to see if he'll recover enough before the rest day to be able to fight for a stage win later in the race.Where's the need to go on when he's completely shattered and also scheduled for the Vuelta a Espana? Wouldn't it be better to quit and rest ahead of another gc quest in Spain?