Wednesday, October 12, 2011

GranPiemonte 2011

With the Giro di Lombardia on Saturday, October 15th, riders will have a chance to test their legs tomorrow in the GranPiemonte 2011. The 203 km race (4 km longer than originally planned due to two bridge closings) will begin in Piasco (at 1040) and finish in Novi Ligure (at approx. 1540), touching the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria. Less than 2km from the finish is a 8%, 900 meter pitch that could decide the race.

Present will be new World Champion Mark Cavendish, Belgian Champion Philip Gilbert (winner of the last two editions), Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez, Thomas Voeckler who awed us in the Tour de France, Italian champion Giovanni Visconti, Vincenzo Nibali, Filippo Pozzato (coming off a victory on Sunday in the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli), and for Italy the sprinters Alessandro Petacchi and Daniele Bennati.

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