Filippo Ganna 'amazed' to rival Alaphilippe in uphill sprint at Tour de la Provence

Tour de la Provence 2022 2nd stage Arles Manosque 1806 km 12022022 Filippo Ganna ITA INEOS Grenadiers Bryan Coquard FRA Cofidis Pierre Latour FRA Totalenergies Julian Alaphilippe FRA QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Team photo Ivan BenedettoSprintCyclingAgency2022
Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), on far left in leader's jersey, contests stage 2 sprint against Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), Pierre Latour (Totalenergies) and Julian Alaphilippe (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) continues to amaze everyone, including himself, with uphill sprinting the latest addition to his long list of attributes. 

The time trial world champion had already underlined his superiority against the clock with victory in the opening prologue at the Tour de la Provence, and had demonstrated his ability in the crosswinds in helping tee up Elia Viviani’s victory from a group of 25 on the opening road stage. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is a freelance sports writer and editor. He’s an NCTJ-accredited journalist with a bachelor’s degree in modern languages (French and Spanish). Patrick worked full-time at Cyclingnews for eight years between 2015 and 2023, latterly as Deputy Editor.