CAMAIORE, ITALY - MARCH 07: Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 57th Tirreno-Adriatico 2022, Stage 1 a 13,9km individual time trial from Lido di Camaiore to Lido di Camaiore / #TirrenoAdriatico / on March 07, 2022 in Camaiore, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Gallery: Filippo Ganna’s bikes of the rainbow

by Ronan Mc Laughlin

photography by Getty Images

When Filippo Ganna rolled down the start ramp of Tirreno-Adriatico’s stage one time trial, he did so with the final piece in a rainbow jersey inspired time trial bike collection. When a rider becomes world champion, they can look forward to a year in the iconic rainbow bands jersey and, usually, a bike to match. Most opt for a white bike with splashes of the rainbow bands here, there, and everywhere.

Filippo Ganna, however, goes about things a bit differently.

Ever since he won his first of two consecutive time trial rainbow jerseys at Imola 2020, Filippo Ganna has raced on a series of custom-painted Pinarello Bolide TTs with big bold blocks of a single colour. Each bike was almost entirely painted in just one of the colours of the rainbow bands. Steadily, he racked them up: yellow, black, blue, red, green.

Now, some eighteen months on from that empathic victory in Imola, Ganna has completed the set with a sixth custom-painted bike: white, to match the white of the rainbow jersey.

Through the lenses of our photographers, here are Filippo Ganna’s bikes of the rainbow.

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