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Milano-Torino: Oldest Race in the World Set to Kick Off for 2024

The 105th edition of Milano-Torino, presented by Crédit Agricole, is set to take place on 13 March, just three days before Milano-Sanremo. The race will commence in Rho and conclude in Orbassano, covering a total distance of 177 km. The route is characterised by a predominantly flat first half, transitioning to a more undulating terrain upon entering Piedmont. Arvid de Kleijn won the 2023 edition with Mark Cavendish winning in 2022.

The race will feature 18 teams at the start, including 9 UCI WorldTeams. Notable participants include Arkea-B&B Hotels, Astana Qazaqstan Team, and UAE Team Emirates among others.

2024 Milano-Torino Route

The route of the race traverses through picturesque landscapes, beginning in Rho and passing through the upper Po Valley, touching towns like Magenta, Novara, and Vercelli. As the race progresses into Piedmont, riders will encounter challenging climbs in Cossano Canavese and San Martino Canavese. The circuit in Salassa, spanning approximately 44 km, incorporates two significant climbs, offering a test of endurance for the participants.

In the final stretch, riders will face a relatively flat terrain, with the last 10 km leading to the finish in Salassa. The last 5 km of the race feature flat and broad urban roads, with a straight home stretch of 800m.

Notable Quotes:

  • Fabrizio Ricca, Councillor for Sports of the Piedmont Region, expressed the region’s enthusiasm for hosting the race and highlighted its significance in promoting cycling.
  • Paolo Bellino, CEO & Managing Director at RCS Sport, emphasised the historical importance of Milano-Torino in the world of cycling and its growing international appeal.
  • Andrea Orlandi, Mayor of Rho, expressed anticipation for the race’s start from Rho and underscored the city’s strong sporting tradition and support for cycling.
  • Roberta Bianchetta, Mayor of Salassa, highlighted the race as a significant opportunity for the Canavese territory and the efforts to engage the local community in the event.

The 105th Milano-Torino promises to be an exhilarating event, showcasing the rich heritage of cycling and the stunning landscapes of the Piedmont region.

2024 Teams for Milano-Torino

9 UCI WorldTeams

  • Arkea-B&B Hotels
  • Astana Qazaqstan
  • Team Bora – Hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education – Easypost
  • Intermarché – Wanty
  • Movistar Team
  • Team DSMFirmenich-PostNL
  • UAE Team Emirates

9 UCI ProTeams

  • Bingoal WB
  • Corratec – Vini Fantini
  • Israel – Premier Tech
  • Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
  • Team Polti Kometa
  • TotalEnergies
  • Tudor Pro Cycling Team
  • Uno-X Mobility
  • VF Group-Bardiani CSF- Faizanè