Ganna left ‘sweating and scared’ as puncture threatened Giro d’Italia time trial victory

MILAN ITALY MAY 30 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers at arrival during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 21 a 303km Individual Time Trial stage from Senago to Milano ITT UCIworldtour girodiitalia Giro on May 30 2021 in Milan Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Fillipo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) on his way to victory on the final stage of the 2021 Giro d'Italia despite a late flat (Image credit: Getty Images)

A seemingly assured victory became a lot less certain when world champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) punctured in the final kilometres of the individual time trial of the 2021 Giro d’Italia

The flat tyre led to a bike change that’s speed resembled that of a formula one pit stop and then a long wait to understand if it had cost him the stage victory.

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