Simon Yates smashes stage eight time trial to win Tirreno-Adriatico 2020

Filippo Ganna took the stage as Yates defended his overall lead

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Simon Yates wrapped up the overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico with a strong performance on the stage eight time trial.

In the fight for the stage, Filippo Ganna was utterly untouchable as he ripped through the course at more than 56km/h, setting a new fastest ever time on this course and securing the victory for Ineos Grenadiers.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.