Filippo Ganna won his maiden individual time trial world title on home soil as the Italian crushed his rivals over 32 kilometres on Friday.
The 24-year-old, a four-times individual pursuit world champion on the track, clocked 35 minutes 54 seconds to beat Wout van Aert by 26 seconds.
Swiss Stefan Kung took third place, 29 seconds off the pace.
“It’s a dream for me, I’m really happy,” Ganna said. “At the finish I had reall good support in the car and I give muy professional thank you for the whole team of Italy and Ineos Grenadeirs.
“It’s a dream. I won four rainbow jerseys on the track and this is my first in the time trial.”