Gal Glivar (UAE) fools them all at Giro del Belvedere

2024-04-01T20:26:33+02:0001 April 2024|

The 21-year-old Slovenian talent claims a thrilling and Giro del Belvedere with plenty of rain, escapes and turnarounds. Visma misses out at the very end, Donati (Biesse-Carrera) and Crescioli (Team Technipes) round up the podium

Lately, the bond between Slovenia, UAE and cycling grows every day more. And that was again the case at the 85th Giro del Belvedere, staged today, April 1st, in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, North East Italy). UAE Team Emirates Gen-Z Gal Glivar, 21-year-old rider of, raised his hands on the finish line after a thrilling Giro del Belvedere. One of the few accomplishments missed by one the greatest today’s cycling stars and fellow countryman, Tadej Pogačar, who recorded two top-10 but never got better than a 8th place.

Despite the heavy rain in the first part of the day, a massive crowd celebrated the Slovenian as well as an impressive performance by the Italian athletes as Davide Donati (Biesse-Carrera) and Ludovico Crescioli (Team Technipes #InEmiliaRomagna) rounded out the podium.

Empty hands and great disappointment for the Visma-Lease a Bike’s reigning champion, who grazed the win with Menno Huising but missed out on the gold medal: “I gave it all and made a 20” gap with a handful of km to go, but in the end it was not enough”. The […]

Cycling rising stars chase glory at Giro del Belvedere on April 1st

2024-03-30T13:45:45+01:0030 March 2024|

On Monday, 35 teams and 175 riders will battle out on the roads of Villa di Cordignano (Italy). Team Visma – Lease a bike looks for an encore, while Astana and UAE will try to get in the way. Italian hopes rely on Bardiani, Zalf and Colpack 

Easter Monday for cycling fans means Giro del Belvedere, and once again the Italian classic is poised to deliver a top-level race. On April 1st, the best riders of the U23 category will challenge each other in a quest for glory on the roads of Villa di Cordignano and Treviso’s province, in the Veneto region.

The 85th Giro del Belvedere kickstarts the second century of the event, whose first edition dates back to 1923. Over the decades, the race proved its significance by consecrating many young talents, who paved their way and established their bright careers by winning on the finish line in Cordignano: from Maurizio Fondriest, Silvio Martinello and Stefan Küng, to the latest trio of rising stars: Juan Ayuso in 2021, Romain Grégoire in 2022 and Johannes Staune-Mittet in 2023.

The starting field feats no less than 175 riders over 35 teams, with 18 squads bearing the Italian flag and 17 international from 15 […]

Visma-Lease a Bike’s new sensation to debut at Giro del Belvedere: here comes Jørgen Nordhagen

2024-03-29T11:01:28+01:0029 March 2024|

Expectations over the 19-year old Norwegian talent, Cross Country Skiing Junior World Champion, have been growing since months: on April 1st in Villa di Cordignano (Italy) it’s finally time to see him at work in the U23 category with the Dutch juggernaut, that hopes to defend last year’s success in the Easter Monday Classic

The time for Jørgen Nordhagen’s debut in a Visma-Lease a Bike Development Team jersey has finally arrived. The 19-year old Norwegian, will have his first official start in the U23 category on April 1st in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, North-East Italy), for the 85th edition of Giro del Belvedere.

As it often happens in this generation of early-rising, multifaceted talents, the new rider of the Dutch Team is a real artist of the multidiscipline. Indeed, less than two months ago, on February 7th in Slovenia, he became Junior World Champion in Cross-Country Skiing on the 20 km mass start.

However, his career on the snow is now over, and the black and yellow Bees have great plans for his cycling future, as witnessed by a contract until 2027 and the step to the Pro peloton already scheduled for 2025.

Stop skiing at high level was already the plan for a […]

Giaimi (UAE Gen Z) looks to hit the ground running at Giro del Belvedere

2024-03-27T12:40:53+01:0027 March 2024|

Following solid performances in the Junior category, the 19-year old rookie of UAE Team Emirates Gen Z aims for a positive result at the Easter Monday Classic on April 1st: “The dream is to win, the top-5 a reasonable goal”

Luca Giaimi well represents this new era of cycling, made of young riders setting the tone since the very early stages of their careers. The 2005-born Italian athlete from Alassio (Liguria) has just ended his Junior years and he has already got his feet wet in the pro ranks with one of the strongest squads in the peloton, UAE Team Emirates. In fact, in 2024 Giaimi participated in events such as Vuelta a Murcia, Clasica de Almeria and Le Samyn, to start gaining experience at the highest level.

While setting up for the future, Giaimi’s present is the Under 23 category, in which he looks primed to collect more satisfaction before stepping up to the next level. On April 1st in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, North-East Italy), Giaimi will play a key role for the UAE Team Emirates Gen Z at the Giro del Belvedere, together with other talented riders such as Slovenian Gal Glivar and Belgian Gibbe Staes.

We are very young […]

Pellizzari brings VF Group Bardiani under Giro del Belvedere spotlights

2024-03-21T16:03:44+01:0021 March 2024|

Following a solid 2023 year, the talented Italian climber will be his team’s leader on April 1st: “I enjoy demanding races and I’m looking forward to leaving my mark at Giro del Belvedere”

Giulio Pellizzari, 20-years old climber from Marche, Italy, is coming off a positive year where he achieved second place in Tour de l’Avenir and Palio del Recioto, and a third place among pros at the Tour of the Alps.

Those results put his name on the radar, and now Pellizzari aims at confirmation with the VF Group Bardiani CSF Faizané. That’s why in 2024 he will ride for both the Under23 and the Pro peloton, trying to get a mix of races where he can go for gold and races where he will get experience in the bunch.

Among the races where he can be protagonist there’s definitely Giro del Belvedere, scheduled for Monday, April 1st, in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso).

“The winter training went fine. I’m currently racing at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, a highly competitive event that should give me the right pedal stroke to be in my best shape at Giro del Belvedere.”

Pellizzari is a talented climber suited for races with a solid difference in […]

Alessandro Romele targets Giro del Belvedere

2024-03-11T12:04:35+01:0011 March 2024|

Astana Qazaqstan Development Team’s Italian rider aims for gold at the 85th Giro del Belvedere (April 1st). “It’s a truly great Italian classic. Me against Team Visma? That’s a likely scenario”

Former Italian road Junior champion Alessandro Romele, 20-year-old rider from Lovere (Bergamo) – targets the Giro del Belvedere (1st April) following the best season of his early career, embellished by victories at Gran Premio Liberazione, Giro di Puglia Challenge U23, and Giro Next Gen’s stage 6.

With determination, talent, and eagerness to prove himself, Romele has earned a three-year contract with Astana Qazaqstan, to start with a transition year halfway the Development and the World Tour team (2024), before joining the pro bunch (2025 and 2026).

In the Easter Monday Classic, settled in Villa di  Cordignano (Treviso), Romele aims to be in the spotlights to give shape to his dreams: “One-day races surely are my favourite garden. Giro del Belvedere, one of the most important classics in Italy, is today’s target  while my future goals are Paris-Roubaix for its charm, and Milan-Sanremo for a bet with my grandfather“.

The first seasonal experiences, with the World Tour debut in the Clàssica Comunità Valenciana, AlUla Tour and Tour du Rwanda, have been fruitful. “It was a good glimpse of the professional world. Especially in Rwanda I struggled because of a mix of heat, altitude and pace, but my aim this year is to gain as much experience as possible.”

As Romele represents one of the top names in the U23 category, to be […]

Giro del Belvedere welcomes U23 talents chasing Team Visma title

2024-02-19T13:43:17+01:0019 February 2024|

35 teams will battle it out on April 1st for the crown owned by the Dutch squad: some of the best U23 World Tour teams like Astana, Bora, Jayco, EF and UAE Emirates among the contenders

The second century of Giro del Belvedere will kick off on April 1st with 35 teams chasing glory on the roads of Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, North-East Italy). Alongside with 18 Italian squads, there will be 17 international teams representing 15 Countries, confirming the status of the Venetian Easter Monday Classic, which represents an established springboard towards pro cycling.

The title holder, Norwegian Johannes Staune-Mittet, winner of Giro del Belvedere and Giro NextGen in 2023, achieved a professional contract with a major team such as Visma-Lease a Bike and will chase an encore on the roads of Belvedere, featuring Tijmen Graat (4th place in 2023 and winner of Palio del Recioto), Tomos Pattinson (Winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège Junior) Italians Pietro Mattio and Dario Igor Belletta, and another Norwegian talent for both cycling and Nordic skiing such as Jorgen Nordhagen, gold medal in the junior men’s 20km mass start race in freestyle technique at the cross-country skiing World Championships at the beginning of February.

Trying to get in […]

2024 Giro del Belvedere adds a sparkling finale

2024-01-26T12:25:08+01:0026 January 2024|

After a successful Centennial edition, Pro Belvedere organizers raised the bar with a new ascent: an ever-tougher 168 km route awaits the best Under 23 international riders on April 1st in Villa di Cordignano (North-East Italy)

Year after year, Giro del Belvedere keeps innovating and bringing on new features to confirm its status of reference events on the international U23 cycling scene. That’s why, after celebrating its 100-year history in 2023, the organizers of Pro Belvedere have partially reshaped the route by adding an extra twist in its second part, while always keeping a special focus on topics like the technical level and the safety of the athletes. With this regard, on April 1st, the Easter Monday classic is back in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, North-East Italy) for an ever-tougher edition.

Indeed, after the traditional 8 laps of the “Conche” opening circuit, the athletes participating in the 85th edition of the Belvedere will face no less than 5 passages, two more than last year, on the so called “Giro del Buongustare“, a food and wine itinerary open to the public, designed to highlight the territorial delicacies. This second ring is marked by the real highlight of this edition, the Piai della Vigna […]

Giro del Belvedere to kickstart its second century on Easter Monday

2023-12-19T13:32:45+01:0019 December 2023|

The Italian U23 cycling classic for Under 23 returns on April 1st, 2024, for its 101st year of history by reviving Piai della Vigna ascent and food and wines side event’s highlights

With the centennial edition’s celebrations (1923-2023) just a memory, Giro del Belvedere enters its second century with the 2024 edition, scheduled for April 1st. In the usual calendar spot of Easter Monday, the best international talents of the U23 category will battle it out to succeed rising star Johannes Staune-Mittet, winner of the latest edition.

The Pro Belvedere organizers gathered at the headquarters of Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, North East Italy), to officially end a successful 2023 and look forward to the next confirming the last editions’ highlights, namely the new challenging ascent of Piai della Vigna and the side event for guests with food and wine excellences of the region.

“We received full praise for these initiatives, either from athletes and our community. 2023 has been a special year: it marked our 100-year history with a superb and crowded show on the road. In 2024 we will enter our second century, an achievement that few events can boast! Nevertheless, we will keep going with the same passion for promoting […]

Giro del Belvedere passes the Centennial year’s exam with full grades

2023-12-19T13:22:47+01:0028 April 2023|

The 100-year anniversary edition of the Easter Monday Classic met with unanimous approval from athletes, authorities and the crowd, as witnessed by the 4,000 participants. The technical level keeps increasing: in the latest 10 years all winners became professionals riders

The organisers of the Pro Belvedere ASD had announced a memorable edition, and the one that took place on 10 April in the traditional setting of Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy) can be described as simply historic. In addition to being the 100th year since its foundation – with 84 editions held – the Easter Monday Classic involved a major part of the Cordignano community, with around 4,000 people cheering for cycling rising stars along the route. This was a remarkable step forward for the event, which also boasted a rich panel of side initiatives and an unprecedented route, appreciated by athletes, authorities and audience.

On the sport perspective, the international race for Under 23 was featured for the major part by Continental Teams, and was dominated by the Dutch super team Jumbo-Visma. Indeed, the Norwegian Johannes Staune-Mittet and the Dutchmen Loe Van Belle and Tijmen Graat took first, third and fourth place respectively. The victory of the Norwegian – whose […]