© Provided by Cycling NewsPIANCAVALLO ITALY OCTOBER 18 Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 15 a 185km stage from Base Aerea Rivolto Frecce Tricolori to Piancavallo 1290m girodiitalia Giro on October 18 2020 in Piancavallo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
It was a dramatic stage 15 at the Giro d'Italia that saw Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) claim his first-ever Grand Tour victory atop Piancavallo.
Perhaps even more exciting was the race for the overall classification which saw Joåo Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) distanced on the final climb but just barely hold onto the maglia rosa by 15 seconds ahead of Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb).
A 12-rider breakaway cleared the field early on but all except Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers) were caught at the base of the final climb. Dennis, who attacked his companions over the penultimate climb, Forcella di Pala Barzana, pushed on alone until he, too, was caught partway up the final climb to Piancavallo.
The GC battle saw Sunweb control the race on the climb with Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman, followed by Geoghegan Hart, and the trio distancing themselves from the other overall contenders.
Geoghegan Hart got the better of the two Sunweb riders, and sprinted across the line with the stage win, but Kelderman is now only 15 seconds away from the maglia rosa.
Watch the Giro d'Italia stage 15 highlights above.