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‘Dreaming’ Ganna Claims Italy’s First World Time Trial Crown On Home Soil

Filippo Ganna celebrates on the podium in his time trial world champion rainbow jersey


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Filipo Ganna became Italy’s first time trial world champion on Friday by pipping Belgium’s Wout Van Aert on home soil in Imola.

Van Aert was 26 seconds behind the 24-year-old Team Ineos rider with Switzerland’s Stefan Kueng trailing by 29 seconds in third place.

Ganna’s victory just to the south of northern city Bologna adds to his successes in the individual pursuit.

“It’s a dream for me and I’m really happy. I give my personal thank you to the whole team of Italy and also for Ineos Grenadiers,” he said.

“I don’t have the words. I’ve won four rainbow jerseys on the track; this is my first in the time trial. I will celebrate with my family,” he added.

Former Tour de France champion, and Ganna’s fellow Ineos rider,

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B&Q to trial four mini stores in Asda supermarkets

Asda has announced a partnership with home improvement brand B&Q, as well as a new model of convenience store, in a bid to revitalise its business. 

The supermarket said it would trial a new Asda On the Move convenience brand offering essential goods from three fuel station forecourts in the Midlands.

The trial brand will be located in Ashby, Leamore and Primley petrol stations, all operated by EG group. 

Alongside the convenience store brand, Asda has announced a new partnership with B&Q, offering small B&Q outlets within Asda superstores.

The trial of four ‘shop within a shop’ compact B&Q stores will initially launch in Sheffield and Dagenham, and expand to two further shops at a later date.  Customers will also be able to access B&Q’s full range in-store for home delivery or click and collect. 

The new developments are part of Asda’s ‘test and learn’ strategy, which has already seen

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Tesco to trial home delivery service by drone



a airplane that is flying in the air: Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters


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Tesco is to trial home deliveries by drone in a move that could allow small items to be despatched to customers within 30 minutes to an hour of ordering.

Britain’s biggest retailer has teamed up with the drone delivery company Manna and will conduct the pilot next month in Co Galway in Ireland, where Manna has a licence to operate.

The trial is aimed at “small baskets” – a market Tesco estimates will be worth £10bn in the UK in the coming years.

Dave Lewis, the chief executive of Tesco, said: “They [Manna] have already proven the capability, the question is how do we take that capability and apply it to Tesco and that’s the detail that’s been worked on now before we get to the trial.”

Claire Lorains, group innovation director at Tesco, said: “We are interested to see how drones

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