Milano-Torino 100th edition: the race that’s part of cycling history – Milano Torino

11 September 2019

The oldest basic will have fun its 100th version on Wednesday 9 October. Milano-Torino NamedSport marks this historic anniversary on the identical route as final 12 months’s race – ranging from Magenta and ending on the Colle di Superga climb, the place the victory went to the French rider Thibaut Pinot.

 

THE ROUTE

After departing from Magenta the riders cross the Padana plain on flat, huge, straight roads with an extended route via the Abbiategrasso, Vigevano and Lomellina territories as much as Monferrato. Right here the race profile begins to vary with the light ups and downs of the Casale Monferrato space earlier than returning to the huge, straight roads that result in the ultimate circuit.

After San Mauro Torinese the route goes alongside the Po river in Corso Casale then as much as the Basilica of Superga for the primary time (with a flip 600m earlier than the end line). Then it’s all the way down to Rivodora with a demanding descent that brings the riders again to San Mauro, and as much as the end with gradients of over 10%. There’s a feed zone at km 89-92.

 

Final km

The final 5km are repeated twice (aside from the ultimate 600m) from Turin in Corso Casale, the place the climb to the Basilica of Superga begins. The common slope is 9.1% with a peak of 14% at round midway up, and lengthy stretches at 10%. At 600m from the end line there’s a U-turn left to face the ultimate ramp, with its 8.2% gradient, after which the final bend is at 50m from the end.

 

TEAMS

21 groups: 16 UCI WorldTeams and 5 UCI Skilled Continental Groups:

  • ASTANA PRO TEAM
  • BAHRAIN – MERIDA
  • BORA – HANSGROHE
  • CCC TEAM
  • DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP
  • EF EDUCATION FIRST
  • GROUPAMA – FDJ
  • LOTTO SOUDAL
  • MITCHELTON – SCOTT
  • MOVISTAR TEAM
  • TEAM DIMENSION DATA
  • TEAM INEOS
  • TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN
  • TEAM SUNWEB
  • TREK – SEGAFREDO
  • UAE TEAM EMIRATES
  • ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC
  • BARDIANI CSF
  • NERI SOTTOLI SELLE ITALIA KTM
  • NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – FAIZANE’
  • TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC

 

QUOTES

The Mayor of Magenta, Chiara Calati stated: “It’s with nice satisfaction that this 12 months Magenta hosts the 100th version of Milano-Torino, after having already hosted this ‘basic of classics’ final 12 months. Having such a big nationwide and worldwide sporting occasion in our metropolis totally displays the need to focus on Magenta’s potential as a sexy metropolis for the complete territory.

“Listening to the good names that can journey in our streets is a good thrill and a supply of satisfaction for an space the place biking is our ardour, even at an novice stage alongside the banks of the Naviglio Grande and within the inexperienced of Parco Ticino. We’re sure that the residents of Magento will all take part with nice heat and enthusiasm.”

Stefano Allocchio, RCS Sport Race Director, highlighted how: “There are few races on this planet that may have fun the 100 editions. That is the oldest basic, which, even in recent times, has seen the names of essentially the most outstanding riders in its roll of honour. We’ll begin from Magenta, a metropolis of tradition and biking custom that totally believes on this undertaking. The end will likely be beneath the Basilica of Superga, a spot devoted to sport, and I’m certain that a terrific champion will win.”

“Sport is among the hubs that makes town stay, not solely from the viewpoint of the competitors itself, but additionally as a stimulus to all of the native companies and actions that make our neighborhood work. I’m pondering of associations, college students and tradesmen, but additionally all the opposite people who find themselves conscious of how essential it’s to work along with these nice occasions to welcome the groups and athletes with their worldwide enchantment. Collectively they offer Magenta the picture of an open metropolis that accepts challenges and wins them,” stated the Councilor for Sport of the Municipality of Magenta, Luca Aloi.

— Simone Pozzi to www.milanotorino.it