After the high drama in the high mountains this last week, it came down to a time trial to settle the maglia rosa. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the winner of the stage – by a smackdown 32sec – was Filippo Ganna (Ineos). And, as much as there were people out there who wanted a Jai Hindley win (although you wouldn’t know if you were listening to Eurosport), it was no surprise that Tao Geoghegan Hart unseated the Sunweb rider to raise the beautiful Trofeo Senza Fine. Wilco Kelderman took the third step of the podium.
Oh my goodness, but it has been a week of racing. And that means it was quite a week swimming in the Twitterstream. We have the fascination which was the Ronde, the Giro that finally caught fire and a lot of fun in the gruppetto. Jump in!
Filippo Ganna, glimmering in rainbow bands atop his golden bike as World Time Trial Champion, rocketed into hat-trick territory on Stage 14 of this Giro d’Italia. The 24-year-old Ineos rider continued an all-star rise to fame, dominating all others on the rolling 34km course between Conegliano to Valdobbiadene. Aussie, and fellow Ineos teammate, Rohan Dennis finished second at 26 seconds. American and UAE rider Brandon McNulty went quickest amongst the GC favourites to finish third. While the GC Top 10 shifted somewhat, no dramatic changes occurred as Joao Almeida continues his maglia rosa run.