All the Italian Continental teams will enter the U23 International Classic, on Monday April 22nd, aiming to break the winning streak of the foreign athletes
Numbers don’t lie: the Italian riders claimed 69 out of 80 editions of Giro del Belvedere, but the foreigners’ winning streak has marked the last three editions, won by Swiss Patrick Muller (2016), Belarussian Aleksandr Riabushenko (2017) and Aussie Robert Stannard (2018).
On Monday April 22nd, the best Italian teams will be at the start in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy), with the goal to reverse the upward trend, trying to get the upper hand eventually.
In fact, all the Italian Continental teams will face the 81st edition of the U23 International classic: Biesse Carrera, Cycling Team Friuli, D’Amico UM Tools, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Iseo Serrature-Rime-Carnovali, Sangemini-Trevigiani-MG.Kvis, Team Beltrami TSA-Hopplà-Petroli Firenze and Team Colpack. Moreover, the Italian amateur with longest experience will also take part in the “Easter Monday Classic”, namely Team Palazzago and Zalf Euromobil Désiree Fior, the latter winning 2015 Giro del Belvedere with Andrea Vendrame.
“As usual, the best U23 Italian riders will be at Giro del Belvedere’s start – the OC manager Gianfranco Carlet explained. -. The several Italian teams that joined the Continental status will have the opportunity to compete with ambitious foreign squads. If you add all this with the best national amateur teams in the frontline, a top-class race should be expected”.
The riders will face a 163 Km route, characterized by two different circuits: the first (12 laps) including the Conche hill, whilst the final circuit (17,3 Km to be repeated twice) features the classic Montaner climb in Borgo Canalet and Via delle Longhe hill, ideal springboard in view of the finish line.