Italy returns to the top of the cycling world. Filippo Ganna becomes the world champion in the time trial again.
Filippo Ganna, road cyclist and Italian pistard of the Ineos Grenadiers team is once again on the top of the world in the individual cycling stopwatch, with his second consecutive personal triumph. After dragging Italy to gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the king of the time trial, as he was renamed by the experts, also granted himself a double in the world championship.
The 25-year-old from Piedmont covered the 43.3 kilometres from Knokke-Heist to Bruges with a time of 47'47 "83, graduating world champion on those roads that represent the university of category cycling. In fact, Belgium has cycling as the national sport, and for the umpteenth time this year, Italy beat the host, Wout Van Aert, trailing by just six seconds (47'53 "20). He was up by seven at the first time, substantially equal to the second, behind in the time trial that counts most of all, 'cooked' on a slow fire by the proverbial 10 km final of Garra. The podium is completed by Remco Evenepoel: 48'31 "17.
Now Italy is hoping for Ganna in online races to be able to win the famous Paris-Roubaix, an almost prohibitive stage but Italy has the king of the time trial on its side and therefore never say never.