Mitchelton-SCOTT looking for a first win in Milano-Torino after a strong second last yearTue 9 Oct 2018
Mitchelton-SCOTT are hoping for a successful run of results in the one-day Italian classics races and are hoping to take victory at Milano-Torino after Adam Yates placed second in 2017.
As the final one-day classic race before the final monument of the season, Giro dell'Lombardia, Yates will be hoping to have a good showing before Sunday’s event.
The 200km event is predominately flat with rolling roads in the middle before the riders draw closer to Torino and take on two ascents of the famous Suerpga climb.
The climb averages out at 9.1% with a maximum gradient of 14%. The road continues up all the way to the finish around 8% but with a final bend coming just 50m from the line.
“It is a good race, a race that suits me, it is pretty easy in the beginning flat and usually controlled. Then we have two climbs, the climbs suit me, not too long, not too short and suits an explosive guy like me.
"I was second last year so hopefully I can go one step further. Last year this was a good preparation race and I have never really got Lombardia right so it will be good to test the legs before Lombardia."
Dave McPartland - Sport director
“Milan-Torino is a super simple race with a flat 150km then we come into Torino and go over the climb which is about four kilometres long. It is a good race for Adam he was second last year and a perfect hit-out ahead of the monument on Sunday.”
Previously in Milano-Torino
In last year’s edition Adam Yates finished in second place, the teams best result to date in the one-day event.
Wednesday, 10th October: Milan - Turin, 200km
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