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Filippo Ganna on the front cover of Procycling magazine
Filippo Ganna on the front cover of Procycling magazine (Image credit: Future)

The best cyclist in the world is a question that is constantly up for debate, but for the most powerful cyclist there is only one option. Filippo Ganna. The Italian time trial specialist has dominated races against the clock for the last two years, winning two world championship titles and an Olympic gold medal on the track. Speaking to Procycling in an exclusive interview, the Ineos Grenadiers rider talked about how he gets in the right mindset, his shortcomings as a cyclist, and the potential for an Hour Record attempt.

He is so powerful that it sometimes looks violent. However, he explained to Herbie Sykes: “It might look like that, but it’s not really violence as such. In fact for the most part it’s about restraint. It may appear violent because the effort is intense, and it’s true that an event like the team pursuit is explosive by nature. 

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Adam Becket is the staff writer for Procycling magazine. Prior to covering the sport of cycling, he wrote about ecclesiastical matters for the Church Times and politics for Business Insider. He has degrees in history and journalism. A keen cyclist himself, Adam’s favourite race is the Tour of Flanders or Strade Bianche, and he can't wait to go to the Piazza del Campo for the end of the race one day.