The 101st edition of Milano-Torino is characterised by a flat route that suits the sprinters: 198km departing from Mesero
While its first editions were raced in March, a few days before the Spring Classicissima, Milano-Torino then became an autumn classic as early as 1911, before returning to being a March fixture in the period after the Second World War up until 1975.
The 101st edition of Milano-Torino is characterised by a flat route that suits the sprinters: 198km departing from Mesero and finishing in Stupinigi, in front of the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi where, in 2018, Sonny Colbrelli sprinted to win the GranPiemonte.
The route of the 101st edition is basically flat except for the crossing of Monferrato where a series of short climbs will be faced. After departing from Mesero it crosses Magenta before continuing along the Po Valley on wide and straight roads. In addition to the usual city obstacles such as roundabouts, traffic islands and raised sections, there are four level crossings, all concentrated in the first 60km. After crossing the Po near Valenza, the route takes in the undulations of Monferrato, before crossing Asti. The final 70km are practically flat to the finish in Stupinigi.
The route’s last 5km are mostly flat or slightly uphill on medium width city roads including a series of roundabouts. The last corner is 400m from the finish.