Filippo Ganna and the hour record: the Verbania native’s admission

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After the postponement, the decision came: the words of the champion from Verbania

After an initial postponement until a later date due to the exertions of the Tour de France, Filippo Ganna has decided that he will attempt to break the hour record on Oct. 8 at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, at 8 p.m. Italian time.

On the sidelines of the announcement, the Verbanese champion explained to the official channels of his team, the Ineos Grenadiers, what he expects from the event, admitting even now that he expects not a few difficulties: “I can’t wait to get involved,” said Ganna, “even though I know it will be an hour of pure suffering. It will be interesting to see how my body will react, how far I will be able to go. I will have the chance to really test my physical and mental limits. Participating in a prestigious event like this will be an important milestone in my career.”

Ganna, since he has been a professional, has achieved tremendous results on both road (two-time world time trial champion) and track (five world golds, one Olympic). The hour record could really be the icing on the cake.

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