Ganna is covered in gold at home and Van Aert amazes again

The Italian is exhibited in Imola to give the first time trial gold to Italy, which made a great effort to organize the World Cup. Van Aert was silver and Küng, bronze. Bilbao, 26º.


Italy took the baton from Switzerland to save the World Cup from the coronavirus and this Friday the effort was rewarded. Filippo Ganna, the new time trial talent, honored his country's temple of speed, the Enzo Circuit and Dino Ferrari in Imola, playing the Italian anthem as the first Italian world champion in history in this specialty. A result that is far from a surprise, as this imposing 1.93, bronze wheeler in 2019, was the big favorite (even in the bookmakers) after exhibitions like those of the last Tirreno and for his enormous track record in track that has reported four golds and a position in the very refined goat. More news, although just as predictable after his enormous Tour, was the silver of the versatile Van Aert (at 26 "), who although he seemed more favorite for the long distance test on Sunday, had already warned that he would not miss this opportunity. Swiss Kung, at 29 ", was bronze.

But none came close to the records of a Filippo Ganna who, at 24 years old, was a roller from the beginning. The Ineos cyclist dominated with an iron hand at the intermediate point, at kilometer 14 of the 32 of which consisted of a route for pure specialists. There they still had options up to now rainbow Dennis and Geraint Thomas, who remained at the gates of the podium. The Jumbo, Van Aert and Dumoulin, gave different sensations: while the Belgian went from less to more, the Dutch did not seem to enjoy (with some scare included) with the breath of Ganna himself on the neck, which was close to bending him.

Ganna's entry into the Imola Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit was like a racing car perfectly tuned for the feat. If his coach, Davide Cassani, said in the previous one that this time would be won at 53 km / h, his pupil clocked 52.978 km / h. "I am very happy to win in Italy, I tried to mentalize myself these previous days and not feel the pressure," said this runner who already had four planetary golds on the track, before listening to the Italian anthem on a podium in which Van Aert accompanied him, who already has a silver in what is his first participation in a World Cup event and nobody rules him out to repeat on Sunday, and the Swiss Stefan Kung, who felt good to retire a few days before the Tour to prepare the appointment and repeat the bronze that he achieved in 2019 on the road. Pello Bilbao, the Spanish representative, could only be 26th at 2:36 behind the winner, although his goal should be on Sunday to be a tool for the Selection of Valverde, Landa and Mas.

CLASSIFICATIONS1 GANNA Filippo 35: 54.102 van AERT Wout +26.723 KUNG Stefan +29.804 THOMAS Geraint +37.025 DENNIS Rohan +39.766 ASGREEN Kasper +47.137 CAVAGNA Remi +48.358 CAMPENAERTS Victor +52.819 DOWSETT AlexUMO +1: 06.3810 OLIVE Tom Nelson +1: 06.3810 DOWSETT AlexUMO +1: 06.3810 1: 15.0512 BEVIN Patrick +1: 19.0413 LEKNESSUND Andreas +1: 30.0014 AFFINI Edoardo +1: 31.5215 DURBRIDGE Luke +1: 36.29

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