World champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) put in a commanding performance to take the pink jersey and stage victory on the opening time trial of the 2021 Giro d’Italia, beating Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) by 10 seconds.

Ganna looked determined to take the opening time trial victory of the Giro for a second consecutive year, flying round the short 8.6km course in Turin in a time of 8-47 (58.7kmh).