The oldest classic will celebrate its 100th edition on Wednesday 9 October
Milano-Torino NamedSport marks this historic anniversary on the same route as last year’s race – starting from Magenta and finishing on the Colle di Superga climb, where the victory went to the French rider Thibaut Pinot.
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.
After San Mauro Torinese the route goes along the Po river in Corso Casale then up to the Basilica of Superga for the first time (with a turn 600m before the finish line). Then it’s down to Rivodora with a demanding descent that brings the riders back to San Mauro, and up to the finish with gradients of over 10%. There is a feed zone at km 89-92.
The last 5km are repeated twice (except for the final 600m) from Turin in Corso Casale, where the climb to the Basilica of Superga begins. The average slope is 9.1% with a peak of 14% at around halfway up, and long stretches at 10%. At 600m from the finish line there’s a U-turn left to face the final ramp, with its 8.2% gradient, and then the last bend is at 50m from the finish.