Filippo Ganna adds 4,000m track cycling world record to hour benchmark

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  • Italian hails ‘amazing week’ after winning gold at worlds
  • Ganna broke hour record in Switzerland six days ago

The Italian cyclist Filippo Ganna has set a groundbreaking world record in the 4,000m individual pursuit, posting a time of 3min 59.636sec to win gold at the world track cycling championships in France.

Ganna is the first rider to break the four-minute barrier at sea level, with his feat at the Quentin-en-Yvelines Vélodrome coming just six days after he set an hour record in Switzerland. The 26-year-old covered 56.792km at the Tissot velodrome in Grenchen, breaking Dan Bigham’s previous record by 1.244km.

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