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Full-speed Giro del Belvedere with 40 teams and a US rising star

2018-02-23T17:07:11+01:0017 mars 2017|

Photo: Adrien Costa (l) sprints with Lachlan Morton at 2016 Tour of Utah.


The 79th edition of the U23 Easter Monday classic confirms its international status: the official teams list features 22 foreign outfits, with Californian sensation Adrien Costa expected at the start

Giro del Belvedere rides at full speed toward the “big day”, Monday April 17th. The U23 Easter Monday Classic confirms its international prestige in view of the 79th edition, as it lookes forward to welcome the best cycling prospects in the World.

As in the 2016 edition won by Swiss Patrick Muller, 40 teams have been announced at the start in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy), including 22 non-Italian outfits.

Axeon-Hagens Berman, BMC Development and Mitchelton Scott lead the international charge, whilst 18 Italian teams will try to get the upper hand on foreign opponents.

With a month to the race, the startlist is shaping up, featuring big guns such as Aussie Michael Storer, winner in Poggiana last year, 2016 Junior World Champion Jakob Egholm and the US rising star Adrien Costa.

The Californian rider, one of the best prospects on the international scale, finished overall second in 2016 Tour of Utah, competing against established pro riders, including several World Teams. In the […]

Giro del Belvedere is quality: the words of Silvio Martinello

2017-02-25T14:38:17+01:0025 février 2017|


Former Italian Olympic Champion, nowadays TV commentator, remembers the emotions felt at 1983 “Easter Monday Classic” after a strong duel with Pagnin. “To win this race gives self-esteem”

iro del Belvedere represents a pivotal moment those riders who aspire to become a pro’ all along. The U23 Italian one-day race glory blessed any kind of rider – climbers, rouleurs, sprinters and pistards so far : now just have to await the event’s 79th edition, scheduled on Monday April 17th, to unveil who crossing with arms raised Villa di Cordignano’s finish line.

The Italian track cycling icon Silvio Martinello is one of the big guns in Giro del Belvedere’s golden book. 5-time World Champion on track (2 Madison titles, 2 Points race titles and one Team Pursuit title) and gold medal in the men’s points race at 1996 OG in Atlanta, the Venetian former athlete and actually Italian TV commentator conquered the 1983 edition of Easter Monday Classic ahead of Roberto Pagnin, after a strong duel in a messy final sprint.

I was one of the main favorites since I had already won the Popolarissima and my team, Ciclisti Padovani, aimed to win this race – said Martinello. – The route was characterized by […]

Giro del Belvedere prepares for its 79th edition

2017-02-25T14:49:13+01:0026 janvier 2017|


Montaner and Via delle Longhe climbs remain the key-points of the international one-day race 79th edition in Villa di Cordignano, next April 17th. BMC, Axeon, Dimension Data and Lotto Soudal at the start

79th Giro del Belvedere, the U23 international race scheduled on Monday April 17th in Villa di Cordignano (Northern Italy), will take place on the same route as last year.

The first part of the event unfolds along a 12-Km circuit to be repeated 11 times, including the Conche hill (1 km at 5% average gradient with a peak at 9%), whilst the finale is characterized by two laps of another circuit of 17,3 Km.

The classic Montaner climb, in Borgo Canalet (1,7 Km at 12% average gradient with peak at 20%), and last year’s new-entry Via delle Longhe hill (0,5 km at 12% average gradient with peak at 17%) with 9 Km to go will likely decide the race.

We expect a shifty race open to several solutions”, Pro Belvedere’s Gianfranco Carlet explained. – “The last year event was amazing with many riders struggling for win until a few kilometers to the finish line, there’s no better outcome for us”.

Giro del Belvedere teams’ list is shaping up meantime with a huge […]

Giro del Belvedere prepares for its 79th edition

2017-01-21T15:00:59+01:0021 janvier 2017|


Pro Belvedere’s organizers are working hard to put everything into place in view of the Easter Monday international race scheduled in Villa di Cordignano on April 17th, 2017

Giro del Belvedere is considered an important event of the youth cycling calendar thanks to its history, tradition and technical significance, with the particularity to represent a springboard for the pro’ career. The 79th edition of the Easter Monday U23 international event, scheduled April 17th, 2017, will continue this leitmotiv with the clash between the best prospects in the world who will contest the success on the finish line in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy).

In the last March, Patrick Muller clinched victory with a powerful sprint on the slightly sloping finish ahead of the Italian prospect Nicola Bagioli – new pro’ rider with the Team Nippo-Vini Fantini – and Croatian Josip Rumac. The 20-year-old Swiss athlete was the latest to enter in a prestigious list of winners including athletes like Maurizio Fondriest, Silvio Martinello, Ivan Gotti, Sacha Modolo and Stefan Kueng.

The Pro Belvedere organizers work to preserve the historical significance of the race with the goal to increase the international prestige, giving to the athletes a technical and tough course characterized by […]

Passione, storia e tradizione, il “Belvedere” 2016 è un successo

2017-02-25T14:54:25+01:0030 mars 2016|


Pubblico delle grandi occasioni nella 78a edizione della classica internazionale veneta. La soddisfazione di Gianfranco Carlet: “Gara incerta ed entusiasmante che ha premiato un corridore di sicuro avvenire”

Il primo appuntamento internazionale Under 23 in Italia è storia di quarantotto ore fa. L’urlo di gioia del campione svizzero Patrick Muller, primo sul traguardo di Villa di Cordignano (Treviso), e il boato della folla che ha animato dal primo all’ultimo chilometro la 78a edizione del Giro del Belvedere sono destinati ad entrare nella storia di un evento che si conferma anno dopo anno un banco di prova per chi ambisce al salto tra i professionisti.
E’ stata una corsa combattuta sin dalle fasi iniziali, quella andata in scena in terra veneta, resa ancora più incerta dall’inserimento dello strappo di Via delle Longhe che ha contribuito a movimentare un finale entusiasmante, dominato dallo spunto veloce del talento elvetico che non ha lasciato scampo a Nicola Bagioli (Zalf Euromobil Dèsirèe Fior) e al croato Josip Rumac (Sinergy Baku). Ma il Giro del Belvedere 2016 è stato soprattutto un successo organizzativo e di pubblico, in un territorio che unisce passione, storia e tradizione per il mondo delle due ruote.

E’ stata una delle edizioni più incerte degli […]

Swiss champion Patrick Muller enjoys the “Belvedere”

2017-02-25T14:50:50+01:0028 mars 2016|

(Photo Credits: Foto Bolgan)


Team BMC’s perfect race leads Patrick Muller to success in the Italian classic surrounded by an impressive crowd. Italian Bagioli and Croat Rumac rounded out the podium.

Three years after Stefan Küng’s victory, American BMC Team led another Swiss rider to success in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy). The 78th Giro del Belvedere’s outcome delighted Patrick Muller, the Swiss national champion turning 20 in a few days, who wrapped up in style the perfect race of his team with a powerful sprint on the slightly sloping finish.

The race sparkled up quite early, as the main move of the day happened very soon when 16 riders launched on attack after 30 km, three of whom managed to be in contention for the win until the final metres: Croatia’s Josip Rumac (third overall), Italy’s Stefano Ippolito and USA’s Taylor Eisenhart, Muller’s teammate at BMC, who was in the spotlights the whole day.

Eisenhart was a perfect reference point for me – Patrick Muller explained – as well as the team, tirelessly working to bring me to the sprint at my best. I couldn’t hope for anything better”.

The Zalf-Euromobil team tried to setup Andrea Vendrame for an historical repeat, […]