Ganna sets new individual pursuit world record

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Filippo Ganna has broken the individual pursuit world record twice in one day at the Track World Cup in Minsk. The Italian clocked a time of 4:04.252 in qualifying on Sunday morning to beat the mark set by Ashton Lambie (USA) in September, before then lowering his own mark to 4:02.647 in the final.

Ganna caught his opponent John Archibald (Great Britain) a little over three kilometres into the final and then continued at his blistering pace to break his own record by over a second. The Italian’s average speed for the 4,000m was some 59.345kph.

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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.