Filippo Ganna breaks own individual pursuit world record at Berlin Track World Championships

The Italian took .713 of a second off his previous best time

Italy's Filippo Ganna sets a new World record competing in the Men's individual pursuit during the UCI track cycling World Championship at the velodrome in Berlin (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) (Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images)

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Filippo Ganna has beaten his own individual pursuit world record at the UCI Track World Championships in Berlin.

The Italian posted a time of 4-01.934 over the 4km distance in the qualification round, .713 seconds quicker than his previous best time of 4-02.647.

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