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On October 8, 2022, the much-anticipated attempt by pro cyclist Filippo Ganna to break the Hour Record, one of cycling's most prestigious accomplishments, took place at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland. His team, INEOS Grenadiers, has recently made available on YouTube a behind-the-scenes look at the attempt.
Filippo Ganna stormed round Valladolid to set an early unbeatable time for the stage win. Of the GC men, Remco Evenepoel was the best finisher, but Primoz Roglič didn't lose much time on the World time trial champion. Top ride from Sepp Kuss to hold the red jersey.
Sunday's time trial World championships was a nail-biting battle between Filippo Ganna and Wout van Aert, well ahead of third placed Remco Evenepoel. Spencer Martin looks ahead to the road race with 'Ten Takeaways' from the TT.
Filippo Ganna kept his time trial rainbow jersey with a very close battle with Wout van Aert. The Italian came back from an early deficit on the Belgian to win by 5 second. Remco Evenepoel was the early leader and held on for third place.
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Filippo Ganna topped and tailed this Giro with wins in the first and last stages. Egan Bernal finished the final time trial stage safely to win the 2021 Giro d'Italia ahead of Damiano Caruso. The top four on GC didn't change, the top 10 had a couple of upsets.
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.