The 100th edition of Milano-Torino NamedSport, the oldest Classic bicycle race which was first run in 1876, organized by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, starts tomorrow in Magenta, finishing on Superga hill after 179km.
The starters include the new Road World Champion Mads Pedersen, Tour de France winner Egan Bernal, Alejandro Valverde, Jakob Fuglsang, Giulio Ciccone, Davide Formolo, Wilco Kelderman, Fausto Masnada, Mikel Landa Meana, Adam Yates, Ilnur Zakarin, Wilco Kelderman, Philippe Gilbert, Rafal Majka, Tim Wellens and Warren Barguil.
TEAMS AND TOP RIDERS
100th Milano-Torino NamedSport – Wednesday 9 October (21 Teams: 16 UCI WorldTeams and 5 UCI Professional Continental Teams)
AUTUMN CLASSICS TV COVERAGE
The RCS Sport October classics will be broadcast on all five continents.
RAI, host broadcaster of the races, will produce two hours of live images for Milano-Torino NamedSport and GranPiemonte NamedSport and three hours for Il Lombardia NamedSport. The TV schedule in Italy includes the live broadcast on RAI Sport + HD of Milano-Torino NamedSport and GranPiemonte NamedSport, both races from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, while Il Lombardia NamedSport is scheduled on RAI 2 from 2.00pm to 5.30pm.
In France the three races will be offered live free to air on La Chaine L’Equipe, while Eurosport will offer them live to all the fans in the rest of Europe, in Australia and in South-East Asia. The “Classic of the dead leaves”, the last Classic Monument of the season, will also have unencrypted coverage in Switzerland on the SRG SSR network and in Belgium, on Q2 (VTM) in Flemish and on La Une (RTBF) in French.
For the rest of the world, the RCS Sport autumn classics will be broadcast on the screens of the Abu Dhabi Sports Channel throughout the Middle East and North Africa and by Supersports in South Africa. Japanese fans will be able to follow the races on OTT DAZN, New Zealand fans on Sky Sports.
Coverage in South America and the Caribbean is guaranteed by the ESPN network, while in Mexico the three races will be broadcast on TDN at a later hour. In the USA and Canada the three classics will be available on OTT Fubo.tv and Flosports.
After departing from Magenta the riders cross the Padana plain on flat, wide, straight roads with a long route through the Abbiategrasso, Vigevano and Lomellina territories up to Monferrato. Here the race profile begins to change with the gentle ups and downs of the Casale Monferrato area before returning to the wide, straight roads that lead to the final circuit.