FILIPPO GANNA’S HOUR RECORD BIKE AT GHISALLO CYCLING MUSEUM
FILIPPO GANNA’S HOUR RECORD BICYCLE PAIRED WITH KASK HELMET ON DISPLAY AT GHISALLO CYCLING MUSEUM
The Ghisallo Cycling Museum is hosting for two weeks, courtesy of the Pinarello, the Bolide of Filippo Ganna with which he set a new UCI by Tissot hour record on October 7, 2022 at the Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 56.792 kilometers.
Filippo’s bike was developed around his anatomy with the goal of maximizing both comfort and overall aerodynamic performance.With this in mind, the design had to take into account the elements of strength and stiffness combined with aerodynamic gain, with a manufacturing method that would allow for millimeter-perfect sizing and everything Pinarello engineers learned from months of intense research.
For this world record, Pinarello presented a world first: a 3D printed frame designed for a world champion and his UCI hour record. 3D printing has enabled the introduction of new shapes and features that are impossible to replicate with existing carbon fiber techniques.With this new method, we created a unique aerodynamic shape and achieved an incredible level of stiffness.
It also allowed us to add internal reinforcements, create a completely new head tube shape and, most importantly, also drastically reduce development time because we were no longer held back by the traditional time constraints of producing molds for a carbon fiber frame.
Alongside the bike is the time trial helmet manufactured by Kask that Filippo Ganna used last Oct. 8.
“In time trials we have only one goal,” explains Luca Viano, Product Director of KASK, “and that is to reduce the air resistance of athletes as they pedal.”
And so it is that, starting from an existing model in the collection (Bambino Pro Evo), changes were made to the outer shell by increasing its volume to improve its aerodynamics.At the same time, the inner shell, made of 3D printing, has been lightened and designed to promote the thermoregulation, thus preventing the temperature inside the helmet from rising.
The new Aero Pro visor, which has been tested several times in the wind tunnel and velodrome, was created with side protrusions that have the function of reducing drag, promoting the flow of air over the athlete’s shoulders.
The design, chosen by Filippo together with Team Ineos Grenadiers, was then realized through painting by Stefano Barzaghi, making it a unique and iconic helmet.