Turin has already hosted three Tour finishes (1956, 1961 and 1966) as well as a stage start in 1996, while French sports’ fans of a certain age have a sense of real familiarity with Italy’s fourth largest city. Its most successful football club, Juventus, featured Michel Platini. The Frenchman won two Italian championships (1984 and 1986), the European Cup in 1985 and three Ballons d’Or while playing in their colours. Turin is also one of the Giro’s most visited cities. It featured on the route of the first edition in 1909 and most recently in 2022 on a stage won by Simon Yates. In 1982, the race concluded here with a time trial won by Bernard Hinault, who was already in the pink jersey. Turin is also the finale for the oldest of the semi-Classics, Milan-Turin, which was first run in 1876.
- Stage town for the 5tʰ time
- Capital of the Piedmont region
- Population: 843,000 (Torinesi)
- Region of north-west Italy
- Surface area: 25,400km2
- Population: 4,342,000 (Piedmontese)