Giro d’Italia 2021: Stage 1 – Ganna goes great guns and purrs into pink

Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) scorched through the Turin streets, in full, time-trial beast mode, to claim the opening maglia rosa for the second year in a row. The Italian sweetheart had to risk it all and ride the course by the seat of his pants to snatch victory from a formidable Jumbo-Visma pairing of Eduardo Affino and Tobias Foss, who finished second and third respectively. Deceuninck Quickstep were no slouches either with Joao Alemeida and Remi Cavagna rounding out the top five, and the man everyone wanted to see, Remco Evenepoel in seventh!

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