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11 October 2018

Good morning from the 102nd GranPiemonte NamedSport, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport with the assist of Regione Piemonte. The race has began from Racconigi and can end in Stupinigi after 191 kilometres. This version incorporates a course that may cross by most of the nice homes of the Savoia household, the previous Kings of Italy, in Racconigi, Pralormo, Agliè, Venaria Reale, Rivoli and Stupinigi. The route has been particularly designed to rejoice these vital monuments, that are among the many area’s highlights.


Among the many starters of at present’s Granpiemonte NamedSport most of the sport’s prime names: Sonny Colbrelli, Manuel Belletti, Luis Leon Sanchez, Davide Formolo, Tim Wellens, Dylan Teuns, Egan Bernal, Sacha Modolo and Filippo Ganna.



  • Racconigi, 12:00: rain, 14°C. Wind: reasonable, 10km/h.
  • Stupinigi, 16:15: rain, 15°C. Wind: weak, 6km/h.



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The route is especially flat with some climbs and descents round Turin. From the beginning at Racconigi the route goes up a part of the Superga hill from Chieri in the direction of Chivasso – on common roads, generally twisty and that includes quick climbs and descents – after which changing into flat up till Agliè. The feed zone across the center of the course (km 89-92) in Ozegna is adopted by one other flat part by Venaria Reale and Rivoli. Right here the roads, within the metropolis facilities, have extra bends and undulations, with some slim factors. After Rivoli the route runs on wider roads till the end straight in Stupinigi.


Discover more about the route.



Begin: Racconigi

Racconigi, within the province of Cuneo, is called after Raco, a Longobardic landowner of the seventh and eighth centuries, though Late Bronze Age relics have been discovered. Main renovation within the 18th century offers town a contemporary look, and though a significant metropolis of silk for the reason that 15th century, Racconigi is now higher identified for its Fortress.

Constructed within the 11th century as a fortified home within the Marquisate of Turin, it grew to become the property of the marquises of Saluzzo, and finally of the Home of Savoy. It has been remodelled over time, particularly within the 1800s below King Charles Albert when the gardens have been redesigned, and the interiors have been refurbished by Pelagio Pelagi within the Neoclassical and Eclectic model. Within the early 20th century the city grew to become the favourite vacation venue of King Victor Emmanuel III, and the royal residences replicate the evolution of style all through the 17th-20th century, whereas the gardens retain their 19-century Romantic model.



The previous city’s foundations date again to the 13th and 14th centuries, and its fort – initially constructed within the 13th century as a easy fortress – has at all times been linked to the noble households which have dominated Pralormo. The fort was prolonged by the Roero household within the 14th century, after which divided into three components in 1399. The constructing was additional partitioned following the evolution of the fief till 1680, when it was acquired by Giacomo Beraudo, the ancestor of the Beraudo household that at present lives within the fort and who has additionally prolonged the fort over time.



Agliè was based over the traditional Roman settlement of Alladium; notable residents included Filippo di Agliè and Guido Gozzano. Town has a powerful fort relationship again to the 12th century, which survived the rivalries between the Guelphs, the Ghibellines and the native feudal lords, and was first reworked solely within the 17th century, below Filippo di Agliè. Within the 18th century, it was acquired and renovated by Charles Emmanuel III for his second son, Benedetto Maria Maurizio. The restoration work additionally concerned the village, and the brand new parish church was related to the fort through a two-storey tunnel.

The gardens have been additionally redesigned following a stringent symmetry. Below Napoleon’s rule, the fort was become a lodge and the park was parcelled, however the palace was then returned to the Savoy household in 1823. The fort acquired its present-day look below Charles Felix who redecorated the interiors, the Galleria Verde and the Sala Tuscolana, with a set of archaeological finds. The gardens have been subsequently redesigned within the Romantic model.


Venaria Reale

Based in Roman occasions, Venaria Reale is likely one of the solely two cities in Italy named “reale” (interprets as, “royal”), and is residence to a number of residences of the Royal Home of Savoy, with the magnificent Reggia (Royal Palace) and the royal residences in Borgo Castello, on the coronary heart of the “La Mandria” Regional Park. The highlights of the Royal Palace embrace the charming mid-17th century Salone di Diana, by Amedeo Castellamonte, the majestic Galleria Grande, the grandiose Cappella di Sant’Uberto and the stables, designed by Juvarra within the 18th century. The constructing advanced is taken into account an absolute masterpiece of Baroque structure.

The historic village heart was designed by architect Castellamonte, and the tiny alleys of the previous city are effectively price a go to.



Rivoli was first settled round 996AD. The village was constructed round a strategically positioned fortress , and the Home of Savoy later grew to become the ruling household in 1247; the fort, nonetheless, solely grew to become a royal residence in 1559. Emmanuel Philibert had chosen Turin as the brand new capital, however the metropolis was below the French domination; subsequently, the court docket settled in Rivoli, the place Charles Emmanuel I used to be born. The Castellamonte architects have been requested to remodel the previous manor, and the renovation work was assigned to architects Garove, Bertola and eventually Juvarra. The latter conceived an bold challenge to remodel the constructing right into a royal palace, symbolizing the ability of Victor Amadeus II, but the enterprise was by no means accomplished, with work interrupted through the development of the foyer, which stays nonetheless open-air. The renovation work was resumed below architect Randoni after the Restoration, however the fort’s significance was already in decline. After struggling intensive bomb harm and collapse through the 20th century, the fort was lastly restored in 1979, and it now homes a Up to date Artwork.


End: Stupinigi

The hamlet of Nichelino, within the province of Turin, Stupinigi is famend for its Royal Park and searching lodge (Palazzina di Caccia), that includes a number of landmarks such because the Castelvecchio, relationship again to the Excessive Center Ages. The magnificent fort was designed by Filippo Juvarra and constructed from 1729 as a venue for main soirées, within the Rococo model, prevalent at the moment. It is likely one of the most excellent 18-century constructing complexes in Europe, and have become the residence of the Royal Home of Savoy, of Napoleon, and of Queen Margherita within the early 20th century. It nonetheless homes the unique décor, invaluable work and masterpiece furnishings, and is now open to the general public following main renovation works.



GranPiemonte and Il Lombardia will likely be broadcast in all of the 5 continents.

RAI, the races’ host broadcaster, will produce the worldwide feed with two hours reside for GranPiemonte NamedSport, plus an extra hour for Il Lombardia NamedSport.

In Italy, RAI gives reside protection on RAI Sport +HD of GranPiemonte, from 15:00 to 16:30, whereas Il Lombardia will likely be broadcast initially on RAI Sport +HD from 14:00 to 15:00, then on RAI 2 from 15:00 to 17:00.

In France the races will likely be broadcast reside on La Chaine L’Equipe, whereas Eurosport will cowl the remainder of Europe. Il Lombardia will even be obtainable on Eurosport Asia Pacific.

In the remainder of the World, the races will likely be broadcast on OSN within the Center East and North Africa, Supersport in South Africa and Kwese Sports activities within the the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. In Japan the races will likely be obtainable on the OTT platform DAZN, and in New Zealand on Sky Sports activities.

In South American and the Caribbean, the races will likely be broadcast by ESPN, whereas in Mexico they are going to be obtainable on TDN. In Canada the 2 races will likely be proven on the OTT platform Fubo.television, and within the USA they are going to be obtainable on Flosports.

In prime of that, Il Lombardia will likely be broadcast reside in Switzerland on SRG SSR (on RTS Deux in French and on RSI La2 in Italian) and in Belgium on VTM Medialaan. The entire variety of territories wherein the “Race of the Falling Leaves”, the final Traditional Monument of the biking season, will likely be aired, is 193.

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