Italian organizers are working hard in view of the 81st edition of the international U23 race, scheduled in Villa di Cordignano (Veneto, Northern Italy), on April 22nd
80 editions for almost a century of history made Giro del Belvedere one of the most prominent event of the U23 International cycling season, due to the tradition and technical depth the organizing committee nurtured over the years, always bearing the riders’ safety in mind.
That’s why the “Easter Monday Classic” 81st edition – to be held on Monday, April 22nd in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy) – has a few changes in the first circuit of the course, suited to host the exciting challenge among the best world’s international prospects.
Indeed, the circuit in which the early course unfolds with 12 laps will bypass the twisty road to Sarmede while climbing again on the Conche hill, the ascent characterizing the first half of the race, including an intermediate sprint near the headquarter of Bit Costruzioni, the company turning its 40 years as Giro del Belvedere partner.
The finale remains unchanged with two laps of another 17,3-Km circuit. The classic Montaner climb, in Borgo Canalet (1,7 Km at 12% average gradient with peak at 20%), and the Via delle Longhe hill (0,5 km at 12% average gradient with peak at 17%) with 9 Km to go will likely settle the race after a 163-km overall distance.
Aussie Robert Stannard won Giro del Belvedere’s last edition, preceding Italy’s Matteo Sobrero and Samuele Battistella.