Track world champion Filippo Ganna eager to take on Hour Record set by Victor Campenaerts

The emerging time trial and track star currently has plenty of time to plan his attack on the record

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Filippo Ganna has already taken cycling by storm in the last 12 months, taking the Italian national championships, a track world title, and finishing on the podium of the World Championship time trial in Yorkshire, all by the age of 23.

But while under lockdown Ganna has found himself dwelling on a new challenge – taking on Victor Campenaerts’s Hour Record.

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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.