Filippo Ganna wins solo from breakaway to take stage four of Étoile des Bessèges

The Italian claims Ineos Grenadiers' first victory of the 2021 season

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Filippo Ganna took his and Ineos Grenadiers' first victory of the season on stage four of Étoile de Bessèges.

The Time Trial World Champion won from the breakaway, having got himself into the day's move up the road, before outlasting his collaborators and keeping the peloton at bay in the final few kilometres, solo-ing away to victory.

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