The Italian, a time trial specialist, won the prologue ahead of his teammate Ethan Hayter and the Swede Tobias Ludvigsson.
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It was at Berre l’Étang that the riders had an appointment, Thursday, February 10, to launch the Tour de la Provence. On the program for this first day, therefore, 7.2 kilometers of racing for an elevation gain of 170 meters. On this kind of course, Filippo Ganna has few rivals. The Italian confirmed it by dominating time and opponents.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider was 12 seconds ahead of his British teammate Ethan Hayter and of 13 the Swede Tobias Ludvigsson (Groupama). Sixth in this time, just behind his compatriot Pierre Latour, Julian Alaphilippe has already displayed good dispositions.