The 100th edition of the GranPiemonte NamedSport was presented today in the prestigious venue of the Piedmont Region in Piazza Castello in Turin.
The race, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport in collaboration with the Piedmont Region, is scheduled for Thursday 29 September. The route, 207km from Diano d’Alba to Agliè is best suited to sprinters and finisseurs.
The route is mostly flat. Starting in Diano d’Alba and running slightly uphill, the course drops into Alba and runs across part of the Po Plain and Montferrat. The first 160km run on flat, relatively wide roads, crossing a few city centres in-between – such as Asti, Casale Monferrato, Santhià and Ivrea. Past Ivrea, the route takes in the Alice Superiore climb (7km with an average 5% gradient) and heads for the final sector across Castellamonte and San Giorgio Canavese, leading to the finish slightly uphill until Piazza del Castello.