Tomorrow, Ineos Grenadiers racer Filippo Ganna will attempt to break the hour record at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland. The 26-year-old Italian time trial expert has smashed world records in the past—including during a first round heat at the Tokyo Olympics last summer—and it seems like he’s more than ready to tackle the hour record, which currently stands at 55.548 kilometers, or 34.515 miles.
The INEOS Grenadiers team will be livestreaming the hour record attempt Saturday October 8, at 1:45 p.m. EDT. You can watch the feed via YouTube above.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge, even though it’s going to be an hour of pure suffering,” Ganna said . “It will be interesting to see how my body holds up, and just how far I can go—it’s a chance to really test your physical and mental limits. To undertake a prestigious event like this is an important step in my career.” Video player poster image Earlier this week, the Ineos Grenadiers team revealed Ganna’s Bioracer kit for the record, based on designs from Ganna himself. The mostly black kit features the Italian flag, team logos, and a hilarious play on the Top Gun logo. ⚫️⚫️�⚪️�⚫️⚫️
A modern classic �. @GannaFilippo looks ready for the #UCIHourRecord .
Check out his new @bioracer jersey and order yours here: https://t.co/p6yfsWbvrH pic.twitter.com/70ggGWkwkg — INEOS Grenadiers (@INEOSGrenadiers) October 5, 2022 You can watch Ganna explain his jersey design in-depth here: Video player poster image His Pinarello TT bike has been optimized for the hour, and […]