Filippo Ganna has confirmed he’ll assault the UCI Hour Document within the Grenchen velodrome on Saturday October 8, aiming to beat his Ineos Grenadiers efficiency engineer Dan Bigham, who just lately set a distance of 55.548km.
Ganna had deliberate to assault the Hour Document in the summertime after finishing his debut Tour de France however pushed again his plans.
His October try will come after this weekend’s time trial on the UCI Highway World Championships in Australia and earlier than the Observe Worlds in Paris.
Ganna will experience the elite males’s time trial on Sunday, concentrating on a 3rd consecutive rainbow jersey after which the Workforce Relay occasion on Wednesday. He opted to not experience the street race and so will journey residence to arrange for the Hour Document try.
Ganna’s Hour Document try will conflict with this 12 months’s Il Lombardia however he’ll begin his experience at 8pm native time to keep away from clashing with the Italian end-of-season Traditional.
“I feel the report might be damaged,” Ganna mentioned throughout a press convention from Australia. “It’s an hour – that’s not lengthy – however it’s an intense hour. I can guarantee you that it hurts.
“It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how my physique holds up, and simply how far I can go – it’s an opportunity to actually take a look at your bodily and psychological limits. To undertake a prestigious occasion like this is a vital step in my profession.”
Ganna is the favorite to win a 3rd consecutive time trial world title on Sunday however true to character, he performed down his possibilities in Australia.
“This 12 months was much more intense than ever with all of the racing and all of the expectations, so we’ll see what I can do and what my legs say. It’s all about how my legs and my head mix. After we cross the end line, we’ll see the consequence,” Ganna mentioned, avoiding naming Remco Evenepoel as his greatest rival.
“For positive Evenepoel is in actually fine condition at this a part of the season, he was clearly the strongest rider on the Vuelta. However I favor to deal with myself and my very own efficiency slightly than different folks however I want him and everybody the very best for the race.”
Bike sponsor Pinarello has developed a brand new observe bike for Ganna’s Hour Document try and he secretly examined the bike on the Montichiari velodrome in Italy earlier than travelling to Australia for Worlds.
“I’ve been coaching on the brand new Pinarello bike and it’s super-fast – I adore it. It’s one other step on from the already excessive stage we have now with our tools,” Ganna mentioned.
“The Workforce places a lot power and energy into these initiatives, and our companions, from Pinarello and the brand new prototype bike, to a completely customised skinsuit made by Bioracer – they’ve completed their half so now it’s my flip. I’m going to really feel actually good moving into that velodrome. Mentally that’ll already give me some further metres.”
Bigham broke the Hour Document in August 19 on the identical Grenchen velodrome in Switzerland, combining his athletic skill with very good aerodynamics and approach.
A component-time rider, Bigham joined the employees of Ineos Grenadiers as a efficiency engineer this 12 months and was additionally given the time to coach for his try after turning into a part of the UCI organic passport testing pool.
He prolonged Victor Campenaerts’ earlier mark by 459 metres, and has performed a key function in serving to Ganna put together for his personal try.
“We now have been constructing in direction of this thrilling occasion over the past 12 months. There have been so many layers of thought gone into the planning of this occasion so we will guarantee Filippo arrives at first line in Switzerland with the very best tools for the best probability of success,” mentioned Ineos Grenadiers deputy principal Rod Ellingworth.
“In relation to taking up occasions like this, we go away nothing to probability – continually refining what and the way we do issues is a part of the genetic make-up of the Ineos Grenadiers crew. It’s inspiring to work alongside a few of the finest brains within the enterprise. It’s that form of care and consideration that reveals our athletes how a lot we would like them to do effectively.”
Cyclingnews could have full protection of Ganna’s Hour Document try on October 8.