Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have been in discussion about their chances in the Olympic time trial in Tokyo next year. They will be riding against each other and together for the Belgian national team and the two top men agree on one thing: "Ganna is the man to beat".
Unsurprisingly Filippo Ganna won the final Giro'20 individual time trial. But it was his young British INEOS Grenadiers teammate, Tao Geoghegan Hart who stunned with a TT showdown against Sunweb's Jai Hindley to take the final pink jersey in Milan.
Philippo Ganna has taken another stage win in the 2020 Giro d'Italia. With a phenomenal ride over 34 hilly TT kilometres, the big Italian took 26 seconds out of his second placed teammate, Rohan Dennis. João Almeida took time out of the others, except young American, Brandon McNulty, who moved up to fourth place and 3rd on the stage.
Time trial specialist and stage 1 winner, INEOS Grenadiers Filippo Ganna surprise everyone by winning the hilly stage 5 to Camigliatello Silano. The young Italian went with the early break and then left them to solo to the finish. Behind; João Almeida held the pink jersey, finishing in third as the GC men looked at each other.
Jonathan Caicedo won the first mountain stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia, finishing on Mount Etna. The Ecuadorian champion was the best on the final climb. The big losers of the day were Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates. Filippo Ganna was replaced in the pink jersey by João Almeida with Caicedo on the same time.
Diego Ulissi won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia. After 149 kilometres he was the best on the hilly finish in Agrigento. Ulissi beat Peter Sagan and Mikkel Honoré in a sprint just ahead of the peloton as the three had escaped in the last hard meters. Filippo Ganna held the overall lead.
The second Grand Tour of the Covid-19 adjusted season, the Giro d'Italia, rolled down the starting ramp in Palermo on Saturday afternoon. No surprise as World time trial champion, Filippo Ganna won the stage and pulled on the first pink jersey of 2020.
The 103rd edition of the Corsa Rosa was launched in the unique setting of the Segesta Archaeological Park, with the Temple hosting the presentation ceremony of all the teams that, starting from Saturday, will be protagonists on the roads of the Giro d'Italia. Includes quotes of some of the riders.