Filippo Ganna confirms time trial domination in Giro d'Italia, Almeida wins time in GC fight
Oct 17 2020 10:47 pm CET

Filippo Ganna confirms time trial domination in Giro d'Italia, Almeida wins time in GC fight
Filippo Ganna confirms time trial domination in Giro d'Italia, Almeida wins time in GC fight
Never ending trophy. (c)Giro d'Italia

Filippo Ganna (Ineos-Grenadiers) has shown once more his strength in time trials by taking the win of the second fight against the clock in the Giro d'Italia. Joao Almeida was the best of the General Classification riders and extended his stay at the top of the standings.

The second fight against the clock in the Italian grand tour took place over a 34.1-kilometre route between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene that featured one climb of the fourth category at the seventh kilometre mark.

One of the first riders to set a competitive time was former time trial World Champion Rohan Dennis (Ineos-Grenadiers) by stopping the clock in 43 minutes and six seconds. But the time of the Australian on the hot seat was finished by the current world champion of the discipline, his teammate Filippo Ganna, who set a time 26 seconds faster and showed once again the good shape he is having at the moment.

After the time of the Italian seemed to be virtually unbeatable, it was time to focus on the General Classification fight in which Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) was one of the riders that profited the most by earning more than one minute on his main rivals Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-McLaren) and Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo).

Another of the winners of the stage was the wearer of the Pink Jersey, Joao Almeida, who completed the circuit in 44 minutes and 11 seconds, extending by 16 seconds his advantage on Kelderman and keeping his lead in the General Classification for one more day.






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