This is one of the first photographs of Milano‑Torino, dating back to 1913. That year, victory went to Giuseppe Azzini.
It was one of the earliest pictures, and still, it was taken 37 years after the first edition, which set off from Porta Magenta in Milan, on May 25, 1876.
Yes, you read that right: 1876.
The Unification of Italy was a mere 15 years behind, you see? It was just as far as the 2006 football world cup is to us today.