GranPiemonte 2019: finish at the sanctuary of Oropa, Bernal and Carapaz due to start

19 September 2019

The 103rd version of GranPiemonte NamedSport was offered at present on the Sala Stampa of the Piedmont Area in Piazza Castello in Turin. The race organized by RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport in collaboration with the Piedmont Area is scheduled for Thursday 10 October. Not like in the previous couple of years, the 2019 route presents some main modifications; it’s now not a route for finisseurs and sprinters however fits climbers, with the beginning in Agliè and the end at the Sanctuary of Oropa (Biella) after the ultimate ascent of Oropa (1142m). The identical finale has hosted already six stage finishes of the Giro d’Italia: the latest, in 2017 noticed victory for Tom Dumoulin, who went on to win the Corsa Rosa. There will probably be 19 groups in the beginning with yet another WorldTeam becoming a member of these initially introduced: Staff Ineos, who requested to take part within the race and will probably be in the beginning with their Tour de France winner, the Colombian Egan Bernal. Richard Carapaz, winner of the 2019 Giro d’Italia, can also be anticipated to be in the beginning.

 

THE ROUTE

The route winds between the Canavese and Biellese areas. Within the first half it undulates on roads which are typically slim (particularly within the city crossings), and typically vast and straight. After the Feed Zone (km 104-107) the route is virtually flat as much as Valdengo the place the mild ascent of Nelva begins by Valle San Nicolao and Bianchette. The quick descent at Biella results in the place the ultimate ascent of Oropa begins on the “traditional” route that has already been confronted on a number of events by the Giro d’Italia.

 

LAST KM

The final 11km are uphill from Biella to the Sanctuary of Oropa. The primary half, as much as the city of Favaro, is on mild slopes. The utmost slopes of round 13% are reached within the city of Favaro, on porphyry pavement. The climb continues with quite a few bends and slopes of round 9% as much as the end on a straight street that’s 130m lengthy and 6.5m vast.

 

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QUOTES

“It’s an honour for our Area to host a sporting competitors of this stage, much more so within the centenary of the delivery of Fausto Coppi,” mentioned Alberto Cirio, President of the Piedmont Area and Fabrizio Ricca, Councilor for Sport of the Piedmont Area. “Occasions like this permit our territory to make itself recognized in all its magnificence and present that Piedmont is a land of alternatives for anybody who needs to organise occasions on the highest ranges. Biking is intently linked to the Piedmont Area, which, with its landscapes wealthy in pure and historic beauties, will probably be a particularly stunning background for the GranPiemonte.”

 

Paolo Bellino, CEO of RCS Sport, mentioned: “Our relationship with the Piedmont Area has been stable for a few years and we’re assured that it’s going to proceed to develop in one of the simplest ways. The GranPiemonte is the primary worldwide occasion the place we’re working with the brand new regional council however we’re certain that we are going to be in concord and discover the important thing to organising different nice occasions on this territory. The race will probably be broadcast dwell on the Rai networks and also will be obtainable throughout 5 continents.”

 

Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Biking Director, mentioned: “This yr, in settlement with the Piedmont Area, we determined to have the end of the 103rd version of the GranPiemonte on the Sanctuary of Oropa, which has already hosted six stage finishes of the Giro d’Italia. The final time, in 2017, the stage winner was Tom Dumoulin, who then went on to win that Giro. The choice for this version of the race to incorporate an uphill end, not like the previous couple of years, has already proved to be a successful one. In actual fact – along with the 18 groups we introduced two weeks in the past – we obtained a request for participation from Staff Ineos yesterday, and they are going to be in the beginning with the winner of this yr’s Tour de France, Egan Bernal. We’re certain that it is going to be a really stunning race fought in a territory wealthy in tradition, historical past and nice sport.”

 

TEAMS

19 groups: 10 UCI WorldTeams and 9 UCI Skilled Continental Groups.

  • AG2R LA MONDIALE
  • ASTANA PRO TEAM
  • BAHRAIN – MERIDA
  • BORA – HANSGROHE
  • EF EDUCATION FIRST
  • MOVISTAR TEAM
  • TEAM DIMENSION DATA
  • TEAM INEOS
  • TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN
  • UAE TEAM EMIRATES
  • ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC
  • BARDIANI CSF
  • NERI SOTTOLI SELLE ITALIA KTM
  • NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – FAIZANE’
  • ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
  • GAZPROM – RUSVELO
  • COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
  • VITAL CONCEPT – B&B HOTELS
  • TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC

— Emilio Giletti to www.ilgranpiemonte.it