Team Bahrain Merida to Milano-Torino
Tuesday, October 8th – It’s time to ride the oldest classic in cycling: the ‘Milano-Torino’ – born in 1876 – that will celebrate its 100th edition. The race is scheduled tomorrow (Wednesday 9th) and will feature the same course as last year, from Magenta, near Milan, to Torino Superga.
A 179km route that will suit climbing specialists, with an almost flat first part, rolling in the middle – including some tricky short climbs – before entering the final 5km circuit, where riders will climb the Superga hill (average slope 9.1%) twice, with the exception of the final short (600m) 8.2% ramp.
“Traditionally, the expected outcome of a race with this kind of course is the success of a climber and we have a strong one, as Hermann Pernsteiner” Team Bahrain Merida Sports Director Alberto Volpi explains “The Austrian rider definitely proved his talent at La Vuelta a Espana and he will be our leader. But we can rely also on Domen Novak, who showed a very good shape recently at ‘CRO Race’. According to how the race will unfold, we will ride aiming to favour our leaders, considering that in the finale, it will be all about the legs. We believe that both can do well on such a route and they will be well supported by their teammates, who are still highly motivated and want to close the season in the best way”.
Team Bahrain Merida line-up for Milano-Torino: Valerio Agnoli, Yukiya Arashiro, Grega Bole, Ivan Garcia Cortina, Antonio Nibali, Domen Novak, Hermann Pernsteiner.