Having talked up an try on the World Hour Document up to now, Filippo Ganna is ready to tackle the problem later this 12 months, with August 23-24 put aside for his try.
The Italian will tackle the problem on the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland – the identical venue that Ellen van Dijk will make her try on Monday, Could 23 – stories La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Ganna is at present at an altitude coaching camp at Mount Teide in Tenerife forward of his return to racing following the tip of his spring block at Paris-Roubaix. He’ll tackle the Critérium du Dauphiné in June earlier than racing the Italian time trial Championships on June 22.
The key objective of his summer season is ready to be the Tour de France, which kicks off on July 1 with a 13km time trial in Copenhagen, a chance for Ganna to take the yellow jersey for the primary time in his profession.
The Tour will finish on July 24 in Paris, leaving only a month to arrange for the World Hour Document, ought to Ganna end the race.
As he prepares for the try, Ganna will work with Ineos Grenadiers directeur sportif Dario Cioni in addition to Marco Villa, the technical commissioner for Italy’s monitor groups.
The 25-year-old will head to Switzerland for the try, with the Velodrome Suisse having beforehand hosted the European Monitor Championships final 12 months. The velodrome is at 451 metres altitude, a far cry from the high-altitude Aguascalientes Velodrome in Mexico, which lies 1,887 metres above sea degree and has hosted quite a few World Hour Document makes an attempt in recent times.
The present World Hour Document is at present held by Victor Campenaerts, who set a distance of 55.089 kilometres at Aguascalientes in April 2019.
Ganna has lengthy been tipped as a favorite to push the file even additional, given his time trialling and monitor prowess. In addition to being two-time time trial world champion on the street, he is additionally a European and world champion within the Particular person Pursuit on the monitor and has Crew Pursuit titles to his title at Olympic, European, and world ranges.
Final 12 months, following Alex Dowsett’s World Hour Document try, Campenaerts tipped Ganna to smash his file.
“It would not shock me if he did round 57.5km,” Campaenaerts stated. “The pity then it that will probably be the final World Hour Document for a lot of many years. No person will wish to attempt it once more.”