Italian Ganna wins time demo planet title on home soil

IMOLA, Italy (Reuters) – Pre-race favourite Filippo Ganna won his maiden particular person time trial entire world title on household soil as the Italian crushed his rivals about 32 kilometres on Friday.

The 24-calendar year-outdated, a four-moments individual pursuit earth champion on the observe, clocked 35 minutes 54.10 seconds to conquer Belgian Wout van Aert by 26.72 seconds.

Swiss Stefan Kung took third spot, 29.80 seconds off the tempo as Australian Rohan Dennis, who had received the two previous titles, finished up a disappointing fifth.

“It’s a desire for me, I experienced terrific guidance from the group car, I want to thank the full Italian team,” stated Ganna, who experienced geared up for the function by successful the unique time demo on the Tirreno-Adriatico phase race before this thirty day period.

“I had no tension. I was coming for a podium complete possessing received 4 rainbow jerseys on the track now.”

Ganna is the very first Italian to acquire the particular person time trial at the highway environment championships.

Briton Geraint Thomas, who is gearing up for upcoming month’s Giro d’Italia completed an encouraging fourth after building a rapid begin.

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, the 2017 champion, endured a bad working day at the office environment, narrowly averting a crash in the finale and finishing 10th, more than 1 minute off the speed.

The street earth championships continue on on Saturday with the women’s race.

Producing by Julien Pretot Modifying by Toby Davis