99th Milan-Torino On Wednesday

09 October 2018 11:43
MILANO-TORINO 2018: START LIST AND TV COVERAGE ANNOUNCEDDownloads: start list, maps and program Magenta, 9 October 2018 – The 99th edition of Milano-Torino NamedSport, the oldest Classic bicycle race which was first run in 1876, organized by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, starts tomorrow in Magenta, finishing on Superga hill after 200km. The official Start List is now available. The starters include the new Road World Champion Alejandro Valverde, Miguel Angel Lopez, Gianni Moscon, Thibaut Pinot, Adam Yates, Vuelta a España runner-up Enric Mas, Bob Jungels, Tim Wellens, Rafal Majka, Bauke Mollema, Rui Costa, Dan Martin, Fabio Aru, Ilnur Zakarin, Warren Barguil, Tiesj Benoot, Giovanni Visconti, Domenico Pozzovivo and Wilco Kelderman.TEAMS AND TOP RIDERS 99th Milano-Torino NamedSport - Wednesday 10 October (21 teams: 15 UCI WorldTeams and 6 UCI Professional Continental Teams, of seven riders each)ASTANA PRO TEAM - Dombrowski, Carthy BAHRAIN - MERIDA - Visconti, Pozzovivo BMC RACING TEAM - Caruso, De Marchi BORA - HANSGROHE - Majka, Formolo GROUPAMA - FDJ - Pinot, Reichenbach LOTTO SOUDAL - Benoot, Wellens MITCHELTON - SCOTT - Adam Yates, Albasini MOVISTAR TEAM - Valverde, Betancur QUICK - STEP FLOORS - Jungels, Mas TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST - DRAPAC P/B CANNONDALE - Carthy, Dombrowsky TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN - Zakarin, Spilak TEAM SKY - Moscon, Bernal TEAM SUNWEB - Oomen, Kelderman TREK - SEGAFREDO - Mollema, Skujins UAE TEAM EMIRATES - Martin, Aru ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI - SIDERMEC - Sosa, Masnada BARDIANI CSF - Ciccone, Senni ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY - Plaza, Niv NIPPO - VINI FANTINI - EUROPA OVINI - Ponzi, Santaromita TEAM FORTUNEO - SAMSIC - Barguil, Feillu WILIER TRIESTINA - SELLE ITALIA - Zardini, Florez AUTUMN CLASSICS TV COVERAGE RCS Sport Autumn Classics will be broadcast in all the five continents.  In Britain, the three races will be on Eurosport.THE COURSE The route starts in Magenta and rolls across the Po Valley along flat roads, all the way through the Abbiategrasso, Vigevano and Lomellina plains, up to the Monferrato, where the race profile becomes wavier, with gentle climbs and descents with some punchy short climbs (such as Lu, Altavilla Monferrato and Alfiano Natta) that lead to the final circuit.The route rolls past San Mauro Torinese and all along the Po River in Corso Casale, where it takes in the first climb to the Basilica of Superga. The road then drops down into Rivodora on a technical descent (diverting 600 metres before the finish) that leads back to San Mauro. Here the route goes up again, all the way to the finish, with gradients exceeding 10%.Final kilometres The last 5km (to be covered twice, with the exception of the final 600m) start in Torino, in Corso Casale, at the foot of the climb that leads to the Basilica of Superga. The average gradient is 9.1%, with a mid-climb peak of 14% and long stretches featuring 10% gradients. There is a left-hand U-turn 600m before the finish that leads to a short 8.2% climb, with one last bend 50m before the finish.PHOTO CREDIT: LaPresse . read full article

Source: Kev Monks