Filippo Ganna returned to the podium in the time trial at the Cycling World Championships.
The Italian rider from Verbania (photo ANSA), world champion in 2020 and 2021, won the silver medal in today’s time trial in Stirling (near Glasgow), redeeming himself after last year’s seventh place in Wollongong (Australia).
In Scotland, the Italian raced the 47.8 km course in 55:31.51, beaten by just 12.28 seconds by Belgium’s Remco Evenepoel (gold with 55:19.23). Bronze, meanwhile, went to Britain’s Joshua Tarling (56:07.43).
For the Piedmontese rider, this was his third honours at this world championship event after having claimed gold in individual pursuit and another silver in team pursuit on the track.
Thanks to Ganna’s podium place, Italy should now qualify through the national rankings that will conclude on 17 October, guaranteeing a place in the men’s time trial at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
In the rankings as of 8 August 2023, Italy provisionally holds eighth place, which would secure three places in the individual race.