Filippo Ganna takes first Pink Jersey of 2020 Giro d'Italia
Oct 04 2020 09:30 pm CET

Filippo Ganna takes first Pink Jersey of 2020 Giro d'Italia
Filippo Ganna takes first Pink Jersey of 2020 Giro d'Italia
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Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) has taken the first Pink Jersey of the Giro d'Italia.

The Italian -who recently took the world title at the time trial of the World Championships- sported his Rainbow Jersey for the first time at the opening stage of the grand tour. The rider was 22 seconds faster than his closest rival, Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), and took the first Pink Jersey of the race.

"I’m really happy to win with this jersey," Ganna said. "It’s fantastic for me and also the team. I want to say a big thank you to them for all the support. The important thing was to be in the pink jersey tomorrow, and we took the result. I’m really happy.

"I think every jersey is special, and having this pink jersey alongside the rainbow jersey is a dream for me. I didn’t think too much about the race – that’s the secret. We talked a lot yesterday with the guys and with G [Geraint Thomas, Ed.], but not about the race. And today we both got this fantastic result."

Ganna's teammate Geraint Thomas finished in the fourth spot of the fight against the clock and is the best positioned of the General Classification favourites.




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