The 102nd GranPiemonte NamedSport will be held on Thursday 11 October
The last two editions have been won by Italian riders: Giacomo Nizzolo (2016) and Fabio Aru (2017 – Italian National Championship).
The 102nd GranPiemonte NamedSport, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport with the support of Regione Piemonte, will be held on Thursday 11 October, starting from Racconigi and finishing in Stupinigi after 191 kilometres. This edition of the race features a course that will pass by many of the great houses of the Savoia family, the former Kings of Italy, in Racconigi, Pralormo, Agliè, Venaria Reale, Rivoli and Stupinigi. The route has been specifically designed to celebrate these important monuments, which are amongst the region’s highlights.
The route is mainly flat with some climbs and descents around Turin. From the start at Racconigi the route goes up part of the Superga hill from Chieri towards Chivasso – on regular roads, sometimes twisty and featuring short climbs and descents – and then becoming flat up until Agliè. The feed zone around the middle of the course (km 89-92) in Ozegna is followed by another flat section through Venaria Reale and Rivoli. Here the roads, in the city centers, have more bends and undulations, with some narrow points. After Rivoli the route runs on wider roads until the finish straight in Stupinigi.
The last 5km are mostly flat, with a very slight uphill section. The roads are medium width and feture a series of roundabouts. The final straight is 1km long.