Ganna tunes up for Giro d'Italia with Tour de Romandie time trials

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO ITALY MARCH 16 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 56th TirrenoAdriatico 2021 Stage 7 a 101km Individual Time Trial stage from San Benedetto del Tronto to San Benedetto del Tronto ITT TirrenoAdriatico on March 16 2021 in San Benedetto del Tronto Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
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Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) completes his preparation for the Giro d’Italia at the Tour de Romandie, where he lines up as the favourite for Tuesday afternoon’s prologue time trial in Oron.

The world time trial champion suffered a rare defeat in the discipline in his last outing against the watch, when he placed third behind Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) on the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico. That result ended a sequence of eight consecutive time trial wins for Ganna, who will look to get back to winning ways at the Tour de Romandie, where Küng and another Swiss rider, Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-Nippo) look set to be his chief rivals on Tuesday.

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