Giro d'Italia 2021 cycling - 'He’s an absolute monster' - Bradley Wiggins raves about Filippo Ganna
Eurosport expert Bradley Wiggins has told The Breakaway that Filippo Ganna is "an absolute monster compared to the others" after his stunning showing on Stage 1 of the Giro d'Italia 2021. Ganna topped the timesheet after the opening time-trial, and he did so in some style. The Italian demonstrated his remarkable power in taking the win.
'Ganna is an absolute monster' - Wiggins on 'great to watch' Italian
Wiggins also gave his views on Belgian "superstar" Remco Evenepoel after he made a strong first showing at the event to finish in seventh place.
'Real superstar' - Wiggins gives verdict on Evenepoel's opening stage
"He didn’t look like he’d been out of the competition," Wiggins said of Evenepoel.
"He’s had the beauty of not having to race for nine months, I know a lot of that was in recovery, but what a great little rider he is.
He can time trial, he can climb, he can do everything. He’s a real superstar of Belgian racing.
"A brilliant start and has put his name right up there in the GC I think."
Dan Bigham joined Wiggins and Orla Chennaoui on the sofa for The Breakaway and gave his thoughts on British challenger Simon Yates.
'He can win it, he's in the mix' - Bigham and Wiggins on Yates
"I think he is right where you would hope he would be - right in the mix with all the GC contenders," Bigham said.
"If he is strong in that final week then he can win it, and his time trial shows that. He has good form and he is focused on it.
"Over the three weeks, he could be the guy for the overall."
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