Fabrizio Ricca, Councillor for Sports of the Piedmont Region: “Milano-Torino is a timeless classic. Cycling has a homeland in Piedmont and can boast a great tradition of athletes and fans. To be once again at the centre of a major sporting event of this kind is an honour and an opportunity for us. We believe that the work done in recent years, which has also led us been recognitized as a European Region of sport, is bringing great benefits to the entire region. The relationship between sport and tourism is getting closer and closer, and events of this kind only highlight Piedmont’s potential”.
Paolo Bellino, Managing Director at RCS Sport: “As in 2022, we have confirmed the traditional schedule of the world’s oldest classic in March, between Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo. The connection with the Piedmont Region is strong and is renewed year after year. We believe we’ll be able to give great visibility to the areas touched by the race thanks to live television coverage in over 200 countries around the world. This media exposure is especially positive for these places because they generate great value. We expect a lot of fans at the roadside, we are sure that It will be a great day of cycling”.
Cinzia Maria Bosso, Mayor of Orbassano: “It is a real pleasure for Orbassano, our home, to host the finish of Milano-Torino. This cycling competition is the oldest in the world, a ‘classic’ that attracts thousands of fans every year. For our city, this is the chance to take part in major international event, a moment of high-level sport and strong emotions. On behalf of the municipal administration, I would like to thank the Piedmont Region and RCS MediaGroup for the trust they have placed in us. Orbassano is a city that has always been linked to sport: in 2016 we were named European City of Sport, an achievement obtained thanks to the attention that our City has always paid to sport. Hosting the finish of this major competition will allow the cycling world to get to know Orbassano, its sights and features, and it will open the doors to future collaborations such as, we hope, hosting a stage of the Giro d’Italia in the next few years”.
Andrea Orlandi, Mayor of Rho: “We are happy to host the oldest cycling race. Rho confirms itself as a city of sport, a centre that is increasingly able to host important events. The strong local cycling tradition has its roots in the past. Some remarkable champions grew up here before going on to win world-class titles, while animating daily activities for our youngsters who grow up with a remarkable passion for the two wheels”.
Alessandra Borghetti, Sports Councillor for the Municipality of Rho: “Bringing the start of the Milano-Torino race to Rho represents an important moment for us, which is part of a solid local tradition of passion for cycling. Our sports clubs are experiencing weeks of great excitement in anticipation of the start on 15 March. Rho loves cycling and will prove it once again with the enthusiasm of several generations, from the youngest to the oldest. Hosting a race of this magnitude for the first time is not an achievement, however, but a start, and we will strive to maintain a high profile in the sport”.