Filippo Ganna: I'll need to be at 110% to take first yellow jersey at Tour de France

National Championships Italy 2022 - ITT - San Giovanni al Natisone - San Giovanni al Natisone 35,6 km - 22/06/2022 - Filippo Ganna (ITA - INEOS Grenadiers)- photo Tommaso Pelagalli/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Filippo Ganna en route to the Italian TT title earlier this week (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Filippo Ganna’s thoughts turn to the opening time trial of the Tour de France in Copenhagen after he reclaimed the Italian title in the discipline on Wednesday afternoon. The Ineos scorched around the 35.6km course in Friuli at almost 53kph to beat Mattia Cattaneo (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) by 36 seconds.

“It’s a nice confirmation in view of the Tour,” Ganna said, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.