Large runner, over 1.90 meters tall, and one of the most distinctive faces in the peloton due to his size compared to the others. This is Filippo Ganna (27 years old), one of the big strongholds of Ineos at the moment, a team for which things are not going as well as they would have liked in La Vuelta (the bus even broke down and they had to rent a caravan), but that will at least bring some success in this edition. It was in Valladolid that Ganna flew in the time trial (with an average of almost 56 km). and won ahead of world champion Evenepoel and Olympian Roglic. After that, the next day, On the way to La Laguna Negra he had enough strength to get into the breakaway in favor of his partner Geraint Thomas, whom he pulled over on the final climb.
For his generosity and commitment to the cycling spectacle and the Vuelta, the one from Verbania received the solidarity jersey (www.maillotsolidario.org), a project by La Vuelta, Bicycles without Borders and AS to increase the number and improvement of bicycles in Senegal so that children and young people can access educational centers via this medium. He picked it up at the Ólvega exit. “I just want to say that it is a great honor to receive this jersey. Our sport is based on great teamwork and it has been a tough race for us so far“But we fight for each other every day and we will do that until Madrid,” said Ganna after receiving the jersey. the third in his team after Thomas and Bernal in this Vuelta.