Milan-Turin presents its fastest edition

The Italian classic, the oldest in history, suppressed the final ascent to the Basilica of Superga, where Woods beat Valverde in 2019.


The Milan-Turin, the oldest classic in the history of cycling (it was first held in 1876), already has a route for its 2020 edition. The Italian race, scheduled for August 5, will serve as a prelude to Milan- San Remo, being held three days before the Transalpine Monument, although this year's route has important modifications.

It will be of little use to riders with an explosive profile and a good speed point on the climbs, fine-tuning their set-up for San Remo with Milan-Turin, since the race organization (RCS Sport) confirmed last Tuesday that it eliminated the final climb to the Basilica of Superga, where Michael Woods beat Alejandro Valverde in 2019 in an exciting sprint. Thus, the 101st edition of the race will have a practically flat route of 198 kilometers between the towns of Mesero and Stupinigi, ideal for the fastest men in the peloton.

"With this year's edition we have returned to its historical position on the calendar, anticipating Milan-San Remo a few days, as it happened in the past. It will probably be a Milan-Turin for the sprinters, given the mainly flat route. The proximity of the first Monument of the season offers a new interpretation of this race that will be a real test for all those who want to try to win Milan-San Remo on Saturday August 8, "said RCS Sport in its official statement. Therefore, seeing that the end of this year of the Milan-Turin coincides with that of the Gran Piemonte in 2018, it would not be surprising that another sprinter like Sonny Colbrelli repeated the victory.

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