Ganna eyes Giro d'Italia maglia rosa after Worlds time trial victory

Italys Filippo Ganna competes in the Mens Elite Individual Time Trial at the UCI 2020 Road World Championships in Imola EmiliaRomagna Italy on September 25 2020 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images
Italy's Filippo Ganna on his gold medal winning ride (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Filippo Ganna refused to get too emotional about becoming the first Italian to win the elite men's time trial title at the UCI Road World Championships and promised to stay in his protective Ineos team bubble, knowing he has an opportunity to use his time trialling form to win next Saturday's opening stage of the Giro d'Italia to Palermo and so pull a pink jersey to his world champion's rainbow jersey.

Ganna is still only 24 and has often struggled under the weight of Italian expectations. He has won the under-23 edition of Paris-Roubaix and four individual pursuit world titles on the track but his power and physique on the bike hide his sensitive nature.

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