News | National championship • October 4, 2018
Italian time trial championships: Ganna edged out by 2 seconds
UAE Team Emirates falls just short of the famous tricolour jersey, losing to Moscon
The national champion’s jersey escaped from Filippo Ganna’s grasp by a mere two seconds. He tried everything possible, but Gianni Moscon succeeded in defending his 2017 title today
is nearest rival was nearly one minute off, so it because a duel between Ganna and Moscon, with the latter starting last as defending champion.
Over 42 kilometres, Ganna clocked 48-24 minutes. Then Moscon started passing the time checks: 19 seconds down on Ganna at the first time check but rebounding over the second half of the course. When he finished with 48-22, it was enough to push Ganna out of the hot seat by two seconds and take the title for a second consecutive year.
“I began very strongly, I held it well in the middle part of the course and I closed still on the rise,” Ganna said.” It wasn’t enough. Nothing’s left to do but complement Gianni, who went very fast. I’m happy with my showing today. We studied well the parcours and, with the directors, we managed it well.
“I’m sorry I was not able to win. I would’ve wanted to give the team a good result and a winning memory.”
1 Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) 48’22”
2 Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates) 48’24”
3 Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo) 57″