Filippo Ganna, bad fall on cobblestones and retirement

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Alert ahead of Paris-Roubaix, Filippo Ganna fell at Ghent-Wevelgem.

Bad fall for Filippo Ganna at Ghent-Wevelgem, the first Belgian classic of the season. The Italian cyclist, about 140 km from the finish, fell on a stretch of cobblestones: restarted after a few minutes, the Ineos rider decided to retire almost immediately from the race.

The condition of the cyclist from Verbania, who probably decided to take precautions ahead of Paris-Roubaix, his real goal, scheduled in two weeks’ time, has yet to be assessed. Ganna, who finished second at the last Milan-San Remo, was given in excellent form.

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