Gran Piemonte from Omegna to Beinasco with Hindley, Bettiol and Trentin

It presented the new track for the 106th edition of the Gazzetta / RCS Sport classic, scheduled for Thursday 6 October, two days before Lombardy. 23 teams and 161 runners at the start. Departure from Omega to remember Gianni Rodari

Gran Piemonte will be open to several solutions that will take place on Thursday 6 October starting from Omegna and arriving in Beinasco after 198 km. This is the 106th edition of the Gazzetta/Rcs Sport race, which runs on a flat track from Omegna to Beinasco. Departure from Lake Orta on a slight ascent to pass through Cremosina to Borgosesia. The crossing of the Northern Po Plain begins with long, straight and straight roads. After about 130 km you reach the slopes of Collina di Superga in which you climb the “Pilonetto” side with double-digit slopes near Rivodora. That’s the only roughness: then the traditional descent to Pino Torinese, passing in front of the Savoy hunting lodge at Stubenigi and then the final race to Peñasco, just outside the city.

Expedition A very long and quick salute to the land the bikes are always on the move. Also this year, Gran Piemonte sets out with the mission of promoting and enhancing the territory, with a relatively easy track (we’re in the last week of the season, with the Giro di Lombardia scheduled for Saturday 8 October) dedicated to runners. This time we start from Omega, the town on the slopes of Motarone that is the home of cottage industry. But above all Gianni Rodari was born, writer, poet and educational educator, who in his “Filastrocca del gregario” fully understood the spirit of sacrifice and effort that animates those who chose to get work off the bike. Nursery rhyme for the social rider / proletarian / who for champions of trade / should work as a waiter / with the salary he gets / makes the family live and as an old man buys / shop for cyclists. Omega is located in the province of Verbania: this is the territory of Filippo Gana and Elisa Longo Borghini, the two heroes of an era in the world of cycling.

Word Gran Piemonte was presented in Turin at the district headquarters. Paolo Bellino, CEO and General Manager of RCS Sport, said: “With Gran Piemonte, the bond between RCS Sport and the Piedmont region has been increasingly strengthened, which in recent years has regularly hosted major events such as the Great Start of the Giro. Italy in 2021. Our goal is to promote To the beauty of this region, Gran Piemonte, with its changing paths, allows us to explore new places year after year, increasing the connection with the region. To all this we add the great interest on a global level to this ever-increasing event thanks to the participation of important riders and which is broadcast all over the world “. “The great cycling is back to travel the streets of our region again and it fills us with pride. Gran Piemonte is a competition we have been betting on for some time, we strongly believe in and invest, and which every year has succeeded in bringing together a high-level sports show with great participation from the public and fans – confirms Alberto Sirio , President of the Piedmont Region, and Fabrizio Rica, Sports Consultant -.Cycling is a sport that has always found fertile ground in our region, attracting thousands of athletes and fans and blending with local sporting history.We are sure that this event will see athletes and enthusiasts relocate around our beautiful grounds. He will convince them to come back again, as tourists, to discover what wonderful Piedmont has to offer in terms of art, culture and culinary heritage.” Stefano Allocchio, Racing Director of RCS Sport, adds: “In this edition of Gran Piemonte we have considered a course suitable for both runners and experienced runners. The development of the final will be interesting as the Pelonetto climb has steep slopes and can create more than just a headache for ascending runners. We will have 23 teams starting, 16 of which are World Tours to highlight how important and feeling this event is.To confirm that we can reveal some of the first entries including Giro d’Italia winner Jay Hindley, Alberto Pettiol, Matthew Trentin, Michael Matthews, Mikel Landa, Mark Hershey and Damiano Caruso. The starting list will be an absolute prestige.”

the difference The FIA ​​has 23 teams and 161 passes: 16 world teams and 7 Pro teams. Cast: Albisin-Dekoninc, Astana, Bahrain Victorious, Bora Hansgrohe, Eve Education Easypost, Ineos Grenadiers, Inter Market and Ante Joubert, Israel Premier Tech, Jumbo Visma, Lotto Soudal, Movistar, Quick Step Alpha Vinyl, Bike Exchange- Team D Jayco, , Trek-Segafredo, UAE, Professional Bardiani-CSF Faizanè, Bingoal-Pauwels, Caja Rural-Insurance, Cofidis, Drone Hopper-Androni, Eolo-Kometa, Total Energies.