Filippo Ganna gets right back in the saddle for a new challenge
Filippo Ganna in Paris
Building on the 4 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals of 2021 in Roubaix, we prepare to experience the Track World Championships Oct. 12-16 at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome in Paris, near the Palace of Versailles in the southwest of the transalpine capital.
Reconfirming last year’s medals will not be easy, but the Azzurri, led by Marco Villa with the support of Ivan Quaranta already have arrived at the velodrome theater of the 2022 World Championships.
“Last year we collected a lot – says Roberto Amadio, team manager of the national teams – we were in the Olympic year and enjoyed great motivation and condition. However, we can still be great protagonists and we will play it with the other leading nations. In the endurance I am thinking of France, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark. Also worth noting is Switzerland, which is growing well.”
Italy just celebrated the hour record of Filippo Ganna, who on Saturday night in Grenchen made history with a monstrous performance of 56.792 km/h. The Piedmontese will once again be in the game bringing much extra excitement.
“Pippo was monstrous,” Amadio reiterates, “but the best thing about the evening in Grenchen was to see the Italy track group present and going crazy with joy. All the guys were there and also the technical staff. It was a great moment for us. There is a lot of blue in this record. Of course we recognize the merits of Ineos.”