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Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna
Personal information
Full nameFilippo Ganna
NicknameTop Ganna[1]
Born (1996-07-25) 25 July 1996 (age 27)
Verbania, Italy
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Weight82 kg (181 lb)[3]
Team information
Current teamIneos Grenadiers
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
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
Road

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
7 individual stages (2020, 2021, 2024)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2023)

Stage races

Tour de Wallonie (2023)

One-day races and Classics

World Time Trial Championships (2020, 2021)
National Time Trial Championships (2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024)
Track
Team pursuit, Olympic Games (2021)
Individual pursuit, World Championships
(2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023)
Team pursuit, World Championships (2021)
Hour record 56.792 km (8 October 2022)

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 record-breaking six-time world champion in the individual pursuit, winning a total of nine medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, and part of the Olympic gold medal-winning team in the team pursuit at the 2020 Summer Olympics. He also won the men's individual time trial at the 2020 and 2021 UCI Road World Championships, and four stages in the 2020 Giro d'Italia and two stages in the 2021 Giro d'Italia, setting the record for most consecutive time trials won at the Giro with five. He is the current world record holder in individual pursuit, team pursuit and of the hour record, which he unified with the best human effort since the distinction was first made in 1997.

Career

The son of former Italian Olympic sprint canoer Marco Ganna, Ganna emerged into the scene at the 2016 World Indoor Championships with an uncommon negative splits pursuit style of starting very slowly and falling behind, then winding up the speed in the second half to win. 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]

Ganna at the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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.

On 8 October 2022, Ganna set a new hour record of 56.792 kilometres (35.289 mi) at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, beating the previous record of 55.548 kilometres (34.516 mi) set by Daniel Bigham on 19 August.[12][13]

Major results

Road

2012
1st Time trial, National Cadet Championships
2013
3rd Time trial, National Junior Championships
2014
1st Time trial, National Junior Championships
1st Chrono des Nations Juniors
1st Trofeo Emilio Paganessi
4th Time trial, UCI World Junior Championships
4th Time trial, UEC European Junior Championships
2015
1st Chrono Champenois
2016
1st Time trial, National Under-23 Championships
1st Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
1st GP Laguna
UEC European Under-23 Championships
2nd Time trial
6th Road race
2nd Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
2017
9th Time trial, UEC European Championships
2018
2nd Time trial, National Championships
2nd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
1st Young rider classification
2019 (3 pro wins)
1st Time trial, National Championships
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tour de la Provence
1st Stage 6 (ITT) BinckBank Tour
2nd Chrono des Nations
3rd Time trial, UCI World Championships
5th Coppa Sabatini
6th Time trial, UEC European Championships
2020 (7)
1st Time trial, UCI World Championships
1st Time trial, National 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 (6)
UCI World Championships
1st Time trial
3rd Team relay
UEC European 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 Championships
5th Time trial, Olympic Games
2022 (6)
1st Time trial, National Championships
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 5 (ITT) Étoile de Bessèges
1st Prologue Deutschland Tour
1st Prologue Tour de la Provence
UCI World Championships
2nd Team relay
7th Time trial
3rd Time trial, UEC European Championships
2023 (6)
1st Time trial, National Championships
1st Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Stages 1 & 4 (ITT)
1st Stage 10 (ITT) Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Tirreno–Adriatico
2nd Overall Volta ao Algarve
2nd Overall Vuelta a San Juan
2nd Time trial, UCI World Championships
2nd Milan–San Remo
4th Gran Piemonte
6th Paris–Roubaix
10th E3 Saxo Classic
2024 (3)
National Championships
1st Time trial
4th Road race
1st Stage 14 (ITT) Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 4 Tour of Austria

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 61 118 DNF 101
A yellow jersey Tour de France 95
A red jersey Vuelta a España 104

Monuments results timeline

Monument 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Milan–San Remo 161 114 74 64 51 2 40
Tour of Flanders DNF 98
Paris–Roubaix OTL DNF 35 6
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not contested during his career
Giro di Lombardia

Major championships results timeline

Event 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
World Championships Road race
Time trial 3 1 1 7 2
European Championships Road race DNF DNF 61 37
Time trial 9 12 6 2 3
National Championships Road race DNF DNF 38 11
Time trial 12 2 1 1 4 1 1 1
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Track

World records

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
14 October 2022 3:59.636 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Individual Pursuit Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines,  France

See also

References

  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. 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. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Filippo Ganna smashes cycling's hour world record". BBC. 8 October 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  13. ^ "Filippo Ganna: Ineos Grenadiers rider obliterates Hour Record with stunning showing in Grenchen, Switzerland". Eurosport. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
Preceded byDaniel Bigham UCI hour record (56.792 km) 8 October 2022 – present Succeeded by–
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