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Filippo Ganna: You can’t love Paris-Roubaix, but it’s the history of cycling

Filippo Ganna

Last July, Filippo Ganna’s second life on the track briefly felt like a burden. His Tour de France debut had been more trying than anticipated. Fatigue, mental as much as physical, had mounted across the three weeks. The thought of tackling the Hour Record in August, as initially planned, only seemed to make things worse. A week from Paris, Ganna shelved the project.

“The plan was to finish the Tour and then immediately do the Hour Record,” Ganna says. “But when I didn’t have a perfect Tour like I wanted, I said it was better just to focus on finishing it. It was better to stay calm without thinking about the Hour Record or other goals. We decided to delay the attempt.”

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