Filippo Ganna sacrifices Giro d’Italia pink jersey to work for Bernal

Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th Edition - 4th stage Piacenza - Sestola 187 km - 11/05/2021 - Filippo Ganna (ITA - Ineos Grenadiers) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021
Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) held the maglia rosa for the first three days of the 2021 Giro (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) sacrificed any hopes of keeping his pink jersey on the road to Sestola, working generously for team leaders Egan Bernal and Pavel Sivakov on the flat roads and early climbs in the Apennines before finally being distanced with 40km to go. 

Ganna enjoyed two days in the Giro d'Italia leader's jersey after winning Saturday’s opening time trial in Turin and understandably filled the headlines in Italy after confirming his success of 2020.

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Stephen Farrand
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