106a edizione della corsa lungo un tracciato prevalentemente pianeggiante da Omegna a Beinasco. Partenza dal lago di Orta in leggera salita per portarsi attraverso la Cremosina a Borgosesia. Inizia l’attraversamento della pianura padana settentrionale con lunghe strade piatte e rettilinee. Dopo circa 130 km si giunge alle pendici della Collina di Superga di cui si scala il versante “Pilonetto” con pendenze che raggiungono la doppia cifra in prossimità di Rivodora. Discesa su Pino Torinese e breve salita verso l’Eremo per svoltare su Pecetto Torinese e raggiungere Cambiano dove inizia l’ultimo settore piatto della corsa.
Ultimi 5 km pianeggianti su strade. Ampio rettilineo finale di 500 m.
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On the northern end of Lake Orta rises Omegna, the capital of Cusio.The Town, located at the bottom of Mottarone and Valla Strona, continues along the Nigoglia river, the only emissary of the alpine lakes that flows north.
Omegna is famous as the birthplace of Gianni Rodari. This versatile intellectual was born on 23 rd October 1920 in a small house in the centre of the town and remained related to these places in such a strong way to set here some of his most popular tales. Every year in October , the Festival of Children ‘s literature, dedicated to Rodari, takes place. In 2021 opened the first museum in the world, entirely focused on the writer, to support The “Parco della fantasia”, active on the territory for years to promote both the message and the Rodarian work.
In the twentieth century this town of Cusio was also a vibrant industrial centre. After the world war II it deserved the reputation of homeland of the italian household manufacture. Alessi, Bialetti, Girmi and Lagostina are all brands developed in Omegna before exporting their iconic products all over the world. Still today at the household permanent exhibition it is possible to admire the items by the factories mentioned above.
Omegna is also closely related to sport, not surprisingly in 2019 it has been chosen as European City of Sport. Volley legends as Eleonora Lo Bianco and Paola Cardullo, great conoeing, rowing and water skiing champions as Alberto Richetti, Stefano Basalini, Danilo Nolli and Andrea Alessi were born and raised here. Omegna and Lake Orta have been popular for a decade in the sky running world thanks to UTLO, mountain race competition that recalls runners from all over the world.
Omegna food and wine include, in addition to the lake dishes, two typical and very appreaciated sweets; the “imperialine” the round shaped buisquits composed of two thin and crunchy waffles with hazelnut or almonds paird with chocolate and the Bread Cake, a bakery product prepared with these main ingredients: stale bread, milk, cocoa, sugar, raisins, eggs and lemon zest.