Filippo Ganna obliterates the field to take victory and pink jersey on Giro d'Italia stage one time trial

Time trial world champion wins opening time trial for second consecutive year

Filippo Ganna on stage one of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
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World champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) put in a commanding performance to take the pink jersey and stage victory on the opening time trial of the 2021 Giro d'Italia, beating Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) by 10 seconds.

Ganna looked determined to take the opening time trial victory of the Giro for a second consecutive year, flying round the short 8.6km course in Turin in a time of 8-47 (58.7kmh).

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