From Brescia to Rome and Back Chopard on the finish line of the 1000 Miglia 2024 | Berger

From Brescia to Rome and Back Chopard on the finish line of the 1000 Miglia 2024

Brescia, June 15th, 2024 – The 2200-kilometer tour de force of the 1000 Miglia 2024 concluded in Brescia on June 15th. The 421 competing crews, with their vintage gems built between 1927 and 1957, followed the classic route from Brescia to Rome and back in an anti-clockwise direction, mirroring the heroes of the first editions of the 1000 Miglia. The leg finishes included Turin (for the first time in its history), Viareggio, Rome, and San Lazzaro di Savena, before returning to Brescia with the final parade along Viale Venezia.

Record-Breaking Triumph

Andrea Vesco and Fabio Salvinelli have achieved a remarkable feat unprecedented in the history of the Most Beautiful Race In The World. They secured their fourth consecutive championship victory driving their 1929 Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 Ss Spider Zagato — an accomplishment that will prove challenging to match in the future. Remarkably, for Vesco, this marks his fifth consecutive win (out of a total of seven victories), including his 2020 triumph alongside his father.

Gianmario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli took a well-deserved second place with their 1927 Lancia Lambda Casaro VII Serie, followed by Alberto Aliverti and Stefano Valente, also competing with a 1929 6C.

For the 37th consecutive year, Chopard has proudly served as the official timekeeper and global sponsor of the legendary 1000 Miglia, maintaining one of the longest- standing relationships in history between a watchmaker and a motoring event. The new Mille Miglia timepieces, unveiled in Brescia at the race’s start, were the perfect companions for this year’s event.

Journey of Legends

From the starting line in Brescia, the crews embarked on an anticlockwise journey. They headed to the first overnight stop in Turin before tracing northern Italy’s west coast the following day, reaching the vibrant Ligurian capital of Genoa for lunch—a first-time occurrence. The second day concluded halfway to Rome in Viareggio, after an afternoon of racing between the sea and the mountains. The time control that marked the end of the second stage was in Torre del Lago Puccini, commemorating a century since the Maestro’s passing.

On the third day, the crews continued toward Rome, reaching the halfway point. Upon arriving in the capital, the customary end-of-stage time control awaited them in Villa Borghese Park. The parade of the 421 historic cars along Via Veneto and the spectacular passage by the Colosseum at nightfall created a unique spectacle worthy of the world’s most beautiful race.

The fourth day saw the 1000 Miglia conclude in San Lazzaro di Savena after a challenging race. The scenic route through Tuscany showcased breathtaking landscapes, from the shores of Lake Trasimeno to the iconic Piazza del Campo in Siena. The event also featured timed trials in picturesque locations like San Gimignanello and Radda in Chianti, making it a memorable and demanding stage for the participants. On the fifth day, the time control that marked the conclusion of the 2200-kilometer journey awaited the crews on Via Bormioli in Brescia. Subsequently, the cars paraded across the platform on Viale Venezia. In the following hours, the Red Arrow’s Traveling Museum graced the streets and squares of the city center, with the award ceremony taking place on the stage of the Notte Bianca in Piazza della Loggia.

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