Filippo Ganna in the Italian national time trial champion's skinsuit during stage 14 of the 2024 Giro d'Italia.

Giro stage 14 report: Relief for victorious ‘Top Ganna’ as Pogačar extends his overall lead

While Pogačar now leads by 3:41, it was a great day for the Ineos Grenadiers with Ganna's victory, and advances in the GC standings for Thomas and Arensman.

Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) on his way to stage 14 time trial victory at the 2024 Giro d’Italia. Photo: © Cor Vos

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by Kit Nicholson 18.05.2024 Photography by
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It was touch and go, but after losing a few seconds to the pink jersey early in the mostly flat course, Filippo Ganna finally took his desperately sought-after TT victory on stage 14 of the 2024 Giro d’Italia. Meanwhile, Tadej Pogačar’s runner-up finish saw him increase his overall lead to 3:41 over now-second-overall Geraint Thomas on a good day for the Ineos Grenadiers.

Foss was already resigned to his fate, knowing his teammate was on his way.
Geraint Thomas with his head tucked into an aero position during the stage 14 time trial at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, his drop bars chalked for improved grip.
After the TT, Thomas now leads the best-of-the-rest standings by 15 seconds.
Not again …
A relieved Ganna was accompanied by Italian track teammate and three-time stage winner Jonny Milan (they’re both expected to be in Paris this summer to defend their Olympic Team Pursuit title), who was quick to congratulate his colleague as Pogačar’s time ticked into the red.


GC Top 10 after stage 14


Tadej Pogačar head to toe in pink during the individual time trial of stage 14 of the 2024 Giro d'Italia.
14 down, seven to go, and another 45 seconds added to Pogi’s claim over the pink jersey/skinsuit.

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Ganna had a long time to wait in the hot seat, and when the moment finally came, relief soon gave way to speechless emotion.

“Today I suffered a lot. I was just speaking with Jonathan Milan – for him, it’s 70 seconds [of sprinting], and then you know immediately if you win or not. Today, I had to wait two hours.”

Ganna’s last victory was eight months ago at the Vuelta a España, and this is his first Giro win since 2021 where he successfully book-ended his home Grand Tour with the ITTs that opened and closed the race.

“In the end, [I’m] a little bit blocked with emotions because to win in Italy after a lot of time without a win is a really intense moment. Especially here, across the lake, it’s like a second home for me. It’s nice to be here and to also see G [Thomas] arrive really well for the GC. We keep going for more seconds. Now, tomorrow it’s a really intense day and we need to fight with the heart and with the head.”

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