Ethan Hayter surprised by fast start at Tour de la Provence

BERRELTANG FRANCE FEBRUARY 10 Ethan Hayter of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 6th Tour De La Provence 2022 Prologue a 71km Individual Time Trial stage from Berreltang to Berreltang TDLP22 ITT on February 10 2022 in Berreltang France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Ethan Hayter (Ineos) in action (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Filippo Ganna cruised to victory in the prologue of the Tour de la Provence, while Ethan Hayter completed an Ineos Grenadiers one-two in Berre-L’Étang with an assured display on the 7.1km course.

Hayter was in the hot seat by the time Ganna rolled down the start ramp, and although the world time trial champion would ultimately beat him by 12 seconds, the Briton had reason to be pleased with his first outing of the new season.

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