Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna (born 25 July 1996) is an Italian track and road cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers.[6] He is a four-time world champion in the individual pursuit, and has won a total of eight medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. He also won the men's individual time trial at the 2020 and 2021 UCI Road World Championships, four stages in the 2020 Giro d'Italia and two stages in the 2021 Giro d'Italia. He won the gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2020 Summer Olympics held at Tokyo in 2021, setting a new world record.

Filippo Ganna
UCI Track World Championships 2020 123.jpg
Personal information
Full nameFilippo Ganna
NicknameTop Ganna[1]
Born (1996-07-25) 25 July 1996 (age 25)
Verbania, Italy
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12 st 13 lb)[3]
Team information
Current teamIneos Grenadiers
RoleRider
Rider type
  • Time trialist (road)
  • Pursuitist (track)
Amateur teams
2012Pedale Ossolano
2014Aspiratori Otelli Castanese Verbania
2015Viris Maserati–Sisal Matchpoint
2016Team Colpack
Professional teams
2015Lampre–Merida (stagiaire)
2017–2018UAE Abu Dhabi
2019–Team Sky[4][5]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
6 individual stages (2020, 2021)

One-day races and Classics

World Time Trial Championships (2020, 2021)
National Time Trial Championships (2019, 2020)

CareerEdit

The son of former Italian Olympic sprint canoer Marco Ganna, Filippo Ganna burst onto the scene at the 2016 World Indoor Championships with an unusual negative splits pursuit style of starting very slowly and falling behind, then winding up the speed in the second half to win easily. Filippo Ganna rode for Italian amateur team Team Colpack,[7] before turning professional with UAE Abu Dhabi in 2017.[8] After two years with the team, he joined Team Sky ahead of the 2019 season.[9]

Between November 2019 and February 2020, Ganna set a world record for the individual pursuit on three occasions, lowering the mark from over 4 minutes, 5 seconds to a time of 4 minutes, 1.934 seconds at the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin.[10][11]

At the 2020 Summer Olympics held at Tokyo in 2021, together with Simone Consonni, Francesco Lamon and Jonathan Milan, he won the gold medal in the team pursuit. The team set a new world record two times, both in the 3rd battery round against New Zealand and in the final against Denmark. at 3:42.02. Italy had set the new Olympic record in the qualifications, which Denmark had beat in the next race.

Major resultsEdit

RoadEdit

2012
1st   Time trial, National Cadet Road Championships
2013
3rd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2014
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
1st Chrono des Nations Juniors
1st Trofeo Emilio Paganessi
4th Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
4th Time trial, UEC European Junior Road Championships
2015
1st Chrono Champenois
2016
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st GP Laguna
UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2nd   Time trial
6th Road race
2nd Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
2017
9th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
2018
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
1st   Young rider classification
2019
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tour de la Provence
1st Stage 6 (ITT) BinckBank Tour
2nd Chrono des Nations
3rd   Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
5th Coppa Sabatini
6th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
2020
1st   Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (ITT), 5, 14 (ITT) & 21 (ITT)
Held   &   after Stages 1–2
Held   after Stage 1
Held   after Stages 5–8
1st Stage 8 (ITT) Tirreno–Adriatico
2nd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
2021
UCI Road World Championships
1st   Time trial
3rd   Team relay
UEC European Road Championships
1st   Team relay
2nd   Time trial
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (ITT) & 21 (ITT)
Held   &   after Stages 1–3
Held   after Stage 1
Étoile de Bessèges
1st Stages 4 & 5 (ITT)
1st Stage 2 (ITT) UAE Tour
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Time trial, Olympic Games

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2020 2021
  Giro d'Italia 61 118
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España

Major championships results timelineEdit

Event 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  World Championships Time trial 3 1 1
Road race
  European Championships Time trial 9 12 6 2
Road race DNF DNF
Mixed team relay Did not exist 1
  National Championships Time trial 12 2 1 1 4
Road race DNF DNF 38
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

TrackEdit

World recordsEdit

Date Time Meet Event Location
3 November 2019 4:04.252 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Individual Pursuit Minsk,   Belarus
3 November 2019 4:02.647 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Individual Pursuit Minsk,   Belarus
28 February 2020 4:01.934 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Individual Pursuit Berlin,   Germany
3 August 2021 3:42.307 2020 Olympics Team Pursuit
(with Simone Consonni, Francesco Lamon & Jonathan Milan)
Izu,   Japan
4 August 2021 3:42.032 2020 Olympics Team Pursuit
(with Simone Consonni, Francesco Lamon & Jonathan Milan)
Izu,   Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Branquinho, Lance (2 October 2020). "Filippo Ganna's World Champion Pinarello Bolide TT bike". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Filippo Ganna - Team INEOS". Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Filippo Ganna". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Team Ineos". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Ineos Grenadiers". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  7. ^ Scognamiglio, Ciro (14 February 2016). "Che bravo Ganna: vince in Croazia". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Saronni reveals how he secured UAE Abu Dhabi's WorldTour licence". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2019. I'm pleased that we'll still important for Italian cycling and have some of the best young Italian riders on our roster such as Ganna, Consonni, Ravasi and Troia," Saronni explained.
  9. ^ "Italy's Filippo Ganna joins Team Sky for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ Smythe, Simon (16 February 2020). "Four, the record: Inside the race to smash the Individual Pursuit four-minute barrier". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  11. ^ Long, Jonny (28 February 2020). "Filippo Ganna breaks own individual pursuit world record at Berlin Track World Championships". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

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