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 young cycling and our territory, as always”, the Pro Belvedere organizers explained.
The roll of honour of the Italian Easter Monday Classic features some of the biggest names of world cycling, and it boasts an open streak of ten winners in a row that made it professional. The latest one was indeed Norwegian Staune-Mittet, who will debut World Tour Team of Jumbo-Visma (from January 1st, Visma-Lease a Bike) in 2024. Only in this last decade, the list includes riders LIKE multiple European and World TT champion Stefan Küng, as well as other rising stars such as Juan Ayuso and Romain Grégoire.