The U23 international event scheduled in Northern Italy on April 18th announced 34 teams from 14 Countries at the start. Spotlight on the World Tour Development teams while Bardiani-CSF-Faizané and Swiss Racing Academy make their debut
With slightly less than two months to go to the 83rd Giro del Belvedere, starting and finishing in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy) on the usual date of Easter Monday, April 18th, the OC unveiled the 34 teams at the start of the U23 cycling classic, including many World Tour Teams, alongside 22 Continental Teams and some new entries.
The 83rd edition of the U23 Venetian event will indeed host 17 international teams and 17 Italian ones, with their prospects chasing glory before diving into the professional scenery. The development squads affiliated with UCI World Team featuring the race will be France’s Ag2r Citroën U23 and Equipe Continental Groupama-FDJ, Dutch Jumbo-Visma Development Team, Kazakh Astana Qazaqstan Development Team, Israel Cycling Academy and US EF Education-NIPPO Development.
The new entries of this edition are the Swiss Racing Academy team, with a line-up plenty of versatile riders skilled for both road and off-road cycling, and the Italian UCI Professional Bardiani-CSF-Faizané.
Italian contenders will be led by Team Colpack, last year’s winner with the Spanish rising star Juan Ayuso, and include historical teams like Zalf Euromobil Fior, and Team Qhubeka, which won in 2019 with former U23 World Champion Samuele Battistella. In addition, the Pro Belvedere organizers might welcome a 35th team to Villa di Cordignano.
At the 83rd edition of Giro del Belvedere, riders will face a 166.2 km course, starting from Villa di Cordignano. From here, athletes will repeat 14 times a circuit of almost 10 km with the highlight of the “Conche” climb, the first turning point of the race. In the second part of the course, riders will tackle another circuit of 17.3 km, featuring tough ascents such as the Montaner from Borgo Canalet and the ramp of Via delle Longhe, which will bring the race to its grand finale again in Villa di Cordignano.
THE TEAMS OF THE 83rd GIRO DEL BELVEDERE
ITALIAN: Aran Cucine-Vejus, Biesse-Carrera, Campana-Imballaggi-Geo&Tex-Trentino, Cycling Team Friuli, Gallina Ecotek Lucchini Colosio, General Store Essegibi F.lli Curia, Iseo Rime Carnovali Sias, Mastromarco Fans Club Nibali, So.L.Me-Olmo, Team Bardiani-CSF-Faizané, Team Colpack Ballan, Team Gaiaplast Maglificio LB Bibanese, Team Hopplà-Petroli Firenze-Don Camillo, Team Qhubeka, Uc Trevigiani Energiapura Marchiol, Work Service Vitalcare Vega, Zalf Euromobil Fior.
INTERNATIONAL: Ag2R Citroen Team U23 (France), Astana Qazaqstan Development Team (Kazakhstan), BHS – PL Beton Bornholm (Denmark), Colombia Tierra de Atletas – GW Bicicletas – Shimano (Colombia), EF Education-NIPPO Development Team (United States), Equipe Continental Groupama FDJ (France), Eolo Kometa Cycling Team (Spain), HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski (Poland), Israel Cycling Academy (Israel), Jumbo-Visma Development Team (Netherlands), KK Kranj (Slovenia), Ljubljana Gusto Santic (Slovenia), Team Lotto – Kern Haus (Germany), Team Novo Nordisk Development (United States), Tirol KTM Cycling Team (Austria), Swiss Racing Academy (Switzerland), WSA KTM Graz p/b Leomo (Austria).