Filippo Ganna: 21 things you didn't know about him

Cooking, Lego, and DIY tattoos are all part of the deal with the Italian time trial supremo

Filippo Ganna at the Vuelta a San Juan 2023
(Image credit: Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images)
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Date of Birth25/7/1996
BornVerbania, Italy
NicknameTop Ganna
ResidesAscona, Switzerland
Turned pro2015
TeamIneos Grenadiers
BikePinarello Dogma F
UCI wins23
Stage race wins0
Grand Tour stage wins6

We can only imagine that Italian time trial powerhouse Filippo Ganna was born bang on time, because whenever there's a clock involved, he excels.

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