Team Sky are pleased to announce the signing of exciting Italian all-rounder Filippo Ganna.
The 22 year old has quickly marked himself out as a rider to watch, both on the road and the track. With two individual pursuit world titles to his name, Ganna has been an integral part of Italy’s recent track resurgence.
That pursuiting ability has also translated onto the road, with Ganna putting in a number of strong time trial performances during his first two years as a professional. Also a winner of under-23 Paris-Roubaix, he gained experience of the Classics during 2018 and joins Team Sky from UAE-Team Emirates.
Ganna adds to a strong Italian presence at Team Sky, joining a core of Italian riders and our family of Italian partners: Sky Italia, Castelli, Pinarello, Kask, Elite and Fizik.
On the prospect of riding for the team, Ganna said: “It’s a dream to sign for Team Sky. It’s a very impressive team and everyone in cycling is used to seeing them winning the big races.
“For me, it’s fantastic to move to a team like this and I hope I can continue to develop and improve on my first two years on the road. I’m excited to meet up with the team for the first training camp and to start to work together.
“The team is really impressive in how they approach time trials and team time trials and that is an area I feel I can develop, in addition to the one-day races and one-week stage races going forward.
“In 2018 I started to experience the Classics races as a pro for the first time and that is another area I would like to learn and focus on, to one day be able to compete at the front of those races.”
For me, it’s fantastic to move to a team like this and I hope I can continue to develop and improve on my first two years on the road.
Team Sky Coach Dario Cioni said: “Filippo is a rider who has won under-23 Paris-Roubaix plus world and European titles on the track – so you can see he is a great all-round talent.
“He’s still developing on the road and this team is a great place for him to do that alongside the young talent we have at Team Sky.
“He adds to an already strong core of Italian riders at the team, and we’re really pleased to have him on board with us.”