The organizers confirmed the spectacular final circuit while the initial one has been slightly shortened. On next Easter Monday, April 13th, an unpredictable race will gather the greatest international U23 talents
The Giro del Belvedere will follow the tradition on next Easter Monday, April 13th, 2020. The race taking place in the Treviso province, considered as one of the most important U23 international classic races, will maintain the same technical features by keeping the course almost unchanged compared to last year.
The riders will face an overall 166,2-kilometre distance. Indeed, the Giro del Belvedere’s 82nd edition will differ by the previous just for the shortened initial circuit. As always, the start will be set in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso), with 14 laps of about 10-kilometre circuit whose key-point stays on the “Conche” climb (one kilometre uphill at 5%, with gradients up to 9%), surrounded by two wings of spectators.
No changes are otherwise planned for the final showcase, where the top guns usually come to the fore. The 17,3-kilometre circuit will be approached twice, with Montaner climb tackled from Borgo Canalet‘s side (1,700 kilometres with a 12% average gradient and peaks at 18-20%), followed by a 800-metre descent and Via delle Longhe’s 500-metre uphill at 12% and peak to 17%. A 2,5-kilometre technical descent will launch the riders to the last 6,5-kilometre flat stretch up to finish line in Villa di Cordignano. In total, the course will display a 1800-metre elevation gain and 25 kilometres of climbing which will ultimately be crucials.
“This course would deserve to host the World Championships – the Pro Belvedere General Manager Gianfranco Carlet explained -, nor too easy or too hard, open to different kind of riders. As always, I expect many fans along the roads to enjoy the best U23 in the world and the performances they will give us”.
Being unpredictable is also a peculiarity of this route. On the Villa di Cordignano’s finish line sprinters like Sacha Modolo raised the arms in 2009, but also rouleurs like Stefan Küng in 2013, climbers like Ivan Gotti in 1990 and all-round like Andrea Vendrame in 2015 and Samuele Battistella last year.