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Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) more than confirmed his stage favourite status in the opening time trial of the 2023 Tirreno-Adriatico. The Italian champion absolutely smashed the competition, putting 23 seconds into second-placed Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) in just 11.5 kilometres.
Ganna’s teammate Magnus Sheffield spent ample time in the hot seat before being knocked off by Kämna, withstanding challenges from Michael Hepburn (Jayco-AlUla) and Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates).
However, when Ganna took to the course, he quickly began opening up time over the previous top finishes and by the end, had opened up a margin that will see him in the blue leader’s jersey for several stages.
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