Filippo Ganna disqualified on final stage of Tour de la Provence

BELLEGARDESURVALSERINE FRANCE FEBRUARY 02 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers competes during the 52nd toile De Bessges Tour Du Gard 2022 Stage 1 a 1608km stage from Bellegarde to Bellegarde 161m EtoiledeBesseges EDB2022 on February 02 2022 in BellegardesurValserine France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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A dream week for Filippo Ganna has concluded in nightmare after the Ineos Grenadiers rider was disqualified on the final stage of the Tour de la Provence

The Italian, who won the opening prologue, slipped out of the leader's jersey on the Montagne de Lure summit finish, but still held on to a top-10 overall finish, or so it seemed. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.