The Italian classic confirms its international status: 21 Italian and 14 foreigner squads at the start in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy) on April 22nd with a strong line-up from the East Europe
Giro del Belvedere rides at full speed towards its 81st edition, on Monday April 22nd in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy). The U23 international classic is ready to welcome the world’s best cycling prospects. As in the 2018 edition, 35 teams have been announced by Pro Belvedere’s organizers, including 21 Italian squads and 14 foreigner outfits with a strong line-up of East Europe’s selections.
Spotlights on the Russian Team and the national selections from Belarus and Slovakia – the latter home country of the triple World Champion Peter Sagan beside Astana Pro Team’s youth team, Astana Continental (Kazakhstan). Moreover, Brits Charles Page (Canyon DHB) and Mason Hollymann (Holdsworth-Zappi), and the Colombian climbers of Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman Team should also be watched carefully. In the last three editions have been taken by all foreigner riders: Swiss Patrick Muller (2016), Belarussian Alexander Riabushenko (2017) and Aussie Robert Stannard (2018).
All in all, teams from 12 different Countries will take part in the 2019 Giro del Belvedere: Italy, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Principality of Monaco and Netherlands. The riders will face a 163 Km route, characterized by two different circuits: the first (12 Km to be repeated 12 times) including the Conche hill, whilst the final circuit (17,3 Km to be repeated twice) includes the classic Montaner climb in Borgo Canalet and Via delle Longhe hill.
GIRO DEL BELVEDERE’S TEAMS LIST:
ITALIAN: Aran Cucine Vejus, Biesse Carrera, Bike Team Nordest, Casillo-Maserati, Cycling Team Friuli, Cycling Team Valcavasia, D’Amico Um Tools, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Futura Team-Rosini, G.S. Maglificio Bibanese, General Store-Essegibi-F.lli Curia, Iseo Rime Carnovali, Northwave-Cofiloc, Sangemini Trevigiani, Team Beltrami TSA Hopplà Petroli Firenze, Team Colpack, Team Fortebraccio, Team Franco Ballerini U23, Velo Racing Palazzago, Work Service Videa Coppi Gazzera, Zalf Euromobil Désirée Fior.
FOREIGN: Belarus National Team, Russia National Team, Slovakia National Team, Astana City (Kazakhstan), Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman (Colombia), Canyon DHB P/B Bloor Homes (Great Britain), Herrmann Radteam (Germany), Holdsworth-Zappi (Great Britain), IAM Excelsior (Switzerland), KK Kranj (Slovenia), Lokosphinx (Russia), UC Monaco (Principality of Monaco), VC Mendrisio (Switzerland), Wielerploeg Groot Amsterdan (Netherlands).