Giro del Belvedere warming up the 80th edition engine

The Pro Belvedere prepares the historical 2018 edition of “Easter Monday Classic”, scheduled on Monday April 2nd in Villa di Cordignano (Italy). The route does not change featuring the ascents of Montaner and Via delle Longhe in the finale

80 years of history staying young: year by year, the Giro del Belvedere keeps the roots linked to territory and traditions, increasing its international reputation in the U23 cycling calendar. Pro Belvedere’s organizers are warming up the “Easter Monday Classic” engine: on Monday April 2nd in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy), the best prospects of world cycling will face one of the most prestigious races of the season, with the goal to be on the golden book following Belorussian Alexander Riabushenko, last year’s winner with the European Champion jersey.

The race will take place on the same route as the last editions over the traditional 166,6-Km course. The first part of the race unfolds along 11 laps of a 12-Km circuit, including the Conche hill. The finale is characterized by two laps of another circuit of 17,3 Km, including 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 and 17% peak) with 9 Km to go.

Who will win the 80th Giro del Belvedere? As usually, the odds seems quite hard for such uncertain race. However, the Italian classic confirms to be international in scope as prestigious outfits like Dimension Data Continental (South Africa), Gazprom Rusvelo (Russia) and the national teams of Great Britain, United States and Australia confirmed their participation at the race alongside the large Italian teams’ line-up.

In the coming weeks, the organizers will unveil the side events’ schedule focused on the 80th anniversary until the big date.

2018-02-03T10:35:25+01:0023 January 2018|

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