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 international field expected: with 3 months to go, in addition to the large Italian presence, prestigious outfits like BMC Development Team (defending champion with Swiss Patrick Muller), Axeon Hagens Berman, Lotto Soudal and Dimension Data Continental already confirmed their participation to the Venetian race.