Despite the heartbreak of coming off the Tour de France without winning either of the two time-trials that he was widely expected to win, the astonishingly fast Italian TT world champion Filippo Ganna has decided to sign a long term contract with the Ineos squad.
FILIPPO GANNA, INEOS AND PINARELLO
The INEOS Grenadiers are excited to confirm that Filippo Ganna has signed a new long-term contract with the team. The double world time trial champion has signed a four-year extension until the end of 2027, with both rider and team committed to chasing more success and ambitious goals together.
Ganna has developed into the world’s best time trialist since signing with the team in 2019. 21 victories and an Olympic Gold medal later, the Italian is ready to commit the next phase of his career to the team.
Filippo Ganna said, “It’s exciting being a part of this team, not least the way we approach goals and the amount of effort that’s put into our development and equipment. Everything is based around the objective of making us go faster. Whether it’s with the Performance Team, working with our partners or learning from the wider experience within INEOS Sport. When there’s that much dedication from everyone around you, it just makes you want to go out there and give it your all.
“There is still plenty to focus on for the rest of this season and going into next year, and having that level of support behind me is so important. I’m looking forward to spending more of my career with this Team.”
Not only has the 26 year old excelled on the time trial bike, but he’s also demonstrated impressive climbing skills, as evidenced by an amazing solo breakaway stage victory at the 2020 Giro d’Italia.
Deputy Team Principal Rod Ellingworth is excited to watch Ganna develop further over the next few years: “Filippo is one of those bike riders whose ability to generate power through the pedals is just incredible. You can never tire of watching him execute a time trial or being on the front of the bunch single handedly ripping a race apart.
“To have a talent like Filippo in the team is a huge bonus to us from an equipment development point of view too. From working with him in wind tunnels, to seeing him ride on the track, it’s in part due to him that our equipment is at the level it currently is. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together over the coming years.”