Fabrizio Ricca, Sports Councillor at Regione Piemonte: “Piemonte is becoming the Italian home of cycling and this fact, as administrators, makes us truly proud. The history of this sport owes a lot to our region, but as councillor, I think that the future of competitive cycling should also be linked to our region. In fact, major events are not only a unique entertainment opportunity for citizens but also a driver of economic growth that, according to data, is every bit as good as other productive sectors. Investing in sport is synonymous with investing in our future”.
Mauro Vegni, Director of cycling at RCS Sport: “Like every year, we are renewing our special relationship with Regione Piemonte, whose territory has repeatedly been a starting and finishing location of our races. All these events can become a unique driver, if wisely guided, to showcase the world not only the sporting event but also the jewels of the territory. We have designed a tough and selective route that attracts some of the stars of world cycling to the start, one above all Wout Van Aert. I am looking forward to a great battle because among the riders announced at the start are important names such as Ivan Garcia Cortina, who won the Gran Piemonte in 2022, or Alberto Dainese, whom we saw achieving some important victories at both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España”.
Livio Tola, Mayor of Borgofranco d’Ivrea: “After the start of the Giro d’Italia we will also host the GranPiemonte, for us it is a dream that continues. I am proud that Borgofranco d’Ivrea will host this great race because for us it is a further enhancement of the territory that follows the path taken in May with the Corsa Rosa. The GranPiemonte is a new opportunity and we want to seize it fully”.
Vittorio Bellone, Mayor of Favria: “We have never hosted a start or finish of a cycling race of this level and it is very important for us to be able to get involved. We are gearing up for 5 October to be a perfect day and for the whole world to appreciate our territories. Today I feel like mayor not only of Favria but of the entire Canavese region”.