Reigning time trial world champion Filippo Ganna has tested positive for Covid-19, Italian cycling federation Federciclismo confirmed on Thursday.

The Italian has returned home to self-quarantine from a training camp in Montichiari, Lombardy.

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"All the swabs made to the other members of the national team were negative," news agency ANSA reported, quoting Federciclismo.

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"Further checks will be carried out over the next few days, right up until the day before the team's departure to the European Championships on Sunday."

Ganna enjoyed a memorable Giro d’Italia for Ineos Grenadiers, claiming four of their seven stage wins in Italy.

The 24-year-old, competing at his maiden Grand Tour, won all three individual time trials, secured a memorable victory from the breakaway on Stage 5 and played domestique to Tao Geoghegan Hart’s unlikely general classification success.

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