The route of the 104th edition of the oldest race is essentially flat except, when passing through the Canavese area, where the course rises and falls, taking in some ramps, however with no lengthy sectors or steep slopes. The route starts in Rho and crosses the upper Po Valley on flat roads surrounded by rice paddies, touching Magenta, Novara and Vercelli, and reaches the Canavese through Caluso and Foglizzo. Across the Canavese, the route rises and falls all the way to La Mandria Park, north ot Turin, and eventually levels out, or just climbs slightly, at the edge of the Val di Susa, all the way to the finish. The main obstacles along the route include the ones typically found in urban areas, such as roundabouts, traffic islands and speed bumps. The last 10 kilometers run almost flat until the finish in Orbassano.
The last 5km run on flat and broad urban roads, featuring consecutive roundabouts. There is one final bend 400m before the finish. The home straight is 400m long, and wide (8.5m width).
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From the ancient Romans to the Milan Innovation District.
Located at the doorstep of Milan, Rho boasts a rich past and moves toward a future based on science and technology innovation. The first settlements date back to the second century B.C. The area is first mentioned as vico raudo in a document written in 846 A.D. In 1004 Henry II the emperor gave Rho the title of Borgo (town). After years of looting and dominations, substantial recovery took place during the episcopate of Carlo Borromeo: in 1584 the miraculous shedding of tears of a painting portraying Our Lady of Sorrows led to the construction of a shrine, around which various settlements gradually developed. In the following centuries, the estate of Villa Scheibler, which was already well-known, was dedicated to the breeding of hunting dogs and thoroughbred horses. In 1665 Villa Burba Cornaggia Medici was completed with a vast rural complex around it.
In the 20th century the agricultural economy gave way to the industrial economy, although old mills can still be found today. In 1858 the railway station was inaugurated, followed by the opening of the Milan-Rho-Gallarate tramline in 1880. Since 1878 Salumificio Citterio has contributed to Rho’s reputation in the world. In 1929 the Circolo Monumento ai Caduti Hospital was built, while the Palazzo Comunale was erected in front of Palazzo Banfi Visconti two years later.
Rho’s cooking is inspired by the tradition of Milan and Lombardia: risotto with ossobuco, cassoeula, classic cutlet, castagnaccio and delicious desserts as oss de mord. Salame Milano is one of the favorite cold cuts of Citterio. Years ago a local sweet, called “Rhosetta”, was created. Traditional cooking is the favourite in Rho, but the themed dessert created at the end of 2022 for the birth of the new Civic Theater has already met the taste of Rho’s citizens.
The city of Orbassano is located near Turin and has Roman origins.Orbassano has grown over the years and has become a point of reference in the area thanks to the many cultural and sporting offers, the parks and its historic centre.