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Filippo Ganna wins the ITT from Monreale to Palermo and wears the Maglia Rosa

03/10/2020

ITT World Champion Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos Grenadiers) won Stage 1 of the 103rd Giro d’Italia, the 15.1km Monreale-Palermo Tissot ITT marking the start of the Corsa Rosa and wearing the first Maglia Rosa of the race.

João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step) and Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) finished second and third, respectively.

 

STAGE RESULTS

1 – Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos Grenadiers) – 15.1km in 15’24”, average speed 58.831km/h

2 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step) +22”

3 – Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.

4 – Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos Grenadiers) +23”

5 – Tobias Foss (Team Jumbo – Visma) +31”

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos Grenadiers)

2 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step) +22”

3 – Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.

 

JERSEYS

Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos Grenadiers)

Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti – Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos Grenadiers)

Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Rick Zabel (Israel Start – Up Nation)

Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos Grenadiers)

 

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Maglia Rosa Filippo Ganna said: “Today I knew was one of the hot favorites but I tried to stay calm. We did it, what a great result and what a thrill to wear the Maglia Rosa on my first Giro, which is a good omen for the rest of the race.”

 

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