Berlin - Italian Filippo Ganna beat his own men's individual
pursuit world record with a time of four minutes and 1.934 seconds
before clinching his fourth world title in the event in Berlin on
The 23-year-old, who rides on the road for Team Ineos, was
close to breaking the symbolic four-minute mark in his qualifying run
at the track world championships.
Ganna had previously set the record with 4min 2.647sec in November.
claimed his fourth individual title, having also taken gold in 2016,
2018 and 2019, by cruising to victory in the final against American
But Ganna, who also claimed individual silver in 2017, did not threaten his earlier record, winning in 4min 3.875sec.
Frenchman Corentin Ermenault beat Italian teenager Jonathan Milan to take the bronze.
19-year-old New Zealander Corbin Strong claimed gold in the men's
points race in an event which has been scrapped from the programme for
this year's Tokyo Olympics.
Spain's Sebastian Mora Vedri finished
second with the Netherlands' Roy Eefting in third, as title holder
Jan-Willem van Schip decided against competing to focus on the omnium
and the madison later in the championships.
Dutch racer Sam
Ligtlee clinched victory in the men's one kilometre time trial in a time
of 59.495 seconds, beating last year's winner Quentin Lafargue into
Ligtlee, 22, whose sister Elis is the Olympic keirin
champion, won bronze at the European Championships in the same race two
Lafargue's compatriot Michael D'Almeida was third in a discipline which last featured at the Olympics in 2008.