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Giro d’Italia 2021: Italian Filippo Ganna wins the primary stage for the second yr in a row

Time trial world champion Ganna donned the chief’s pink jersey once more after ending practically 10 seconds quicker than compatriot Edoardo Affini from Jumbo – Visma within the time trial race.

Filippo Ganna celebrates after profitable the primary stage of the Giro d’Italia. AP

Turin: Italian Filippo Ganna received the primary stage of the Giro d’Italia for the second yr in a row on Saturday, taking the victory within the 8.6 km time trial in Turin.

Time trial world champion Ganna donned the chief’s pink jersey once more after ending practically 10 seconds quicker than compatriot Edoardo Affini from Jumbo – Visma within the time trial race.

Rider Ineos Ganna, initially from the province of Piedmont in northwestern Italy, final yr received the three time trials of the race that passed off in October because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However the 24-year-old had suffered from a current drop in kind, shedding the time trial on the ultimate day of Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy in March to finish an eight-game profitable streak within the rising self-discipline. till August 2020.

Ganna then misplaced each time trials on the current Tour de Romandie.

“I did not really feel prepared for this race,” mentioned Ganna, additionally a four-time world champion in particular person pursuit, after Saturday’s victory.

“My morale was not superb after the Tour de Romandie. Now it is again!

“It has been a very long time,” he added.

“I hope to get better tomorrow as a result of that is solely the beginning of the Giro.”

Portugal’s Joao Almeida de Deceuninck-Fast Step, fourth on the stage behind Norwegian Tobias Foss, set the quickest time for the candidates for the general victory, 17 seconds behind Ganna.

Almeida’s younger Belgian teammate Remco Evenepoel was seventh quickest on his return to competitors 9 months after plunging right into a ravine in a horror crash on the Tour of Lombardy final August.

Briton Simon Yates and Colombian Egan Bernal each completed one second aside, however over 20 seconds behind Almeida, who completed fourth within the Giro final yr.

Sunday’s second stage can be in Piedmont, overlaying 179 km between Stupinigi close to Turin and Novara on plains which ought to once more be appropriate for sprinters.

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