Tokyo Olympics 2021: Men's Time Trial - Preview

MILAN ITALY MAY 30 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers 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 Tim de WaeleGetty Images
World Champion Filippo Ganna of Italy is the favourite in the time trial for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Five years on from Fabian Cancellara's triumph in Rio de Janeiro, the cream of the crop of the time trialling world reconvene to battle it out for gold once again, this time at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Wednesday will see the quickest time triallists in men's cycling take on a 44.2km course around the Fuji International Speedway. Six of those riders who finished in the top 10 in 2016 will be back this time, though the main favourites are set to make their Olympic time trial debut.

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