After a successful Centennial edition, Pro Belvedere organizers raised the bar with a new ascent: an ever-tougher 168 km route awaits the best Under 23 international riders on April 1st in Villa di Cordignano (North-East Italy)
Year after year, Giro del Belvedere keeps innovating and bringing on new features to confirm its status of reference events on the international U23 cycling scene. That’s why, after celebrating its 100-year history in 2023, the organizers of Pro Belvedere have partially reshaped the route by adding an extra twist in its second part, while always keeping a special focus on topics like the technical level and the safety of the athletes. With this regard, on April 1st, the Easter Monday classic is back in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, North-East Italy) for an ever-tougher edition.
Indeed, after the traditional 8 laps of the “Conche” opening circuit, the athletes participating in the 85th edition of the Belvedere will face no less than 5 passages, two more than last year, on the so called “Giro del Buongustare“, a food and wine itinerary open to the public, designed to highlight the territorial delicacies. This second ring is marked by the real highlight of this edition, the Piai della Vigna climb (500 metres at 9% with a 15% peak), whose presence has significantly increased the toughness of the race.
In addition, unlike in 2023, the Piai della Vigna climb will also be part of the double loop on the final circuit. This is a new technical element of great interest, capable of creating unpredictable scenarios in view of the Montaner ascent, climbed as usual from the side of Borgo Canalet (1.5 km at 12%), and the Via delle Longhe uphill (500 metres at 12% with a peak at 17%). The total length of the 2024 Giro del Belvedere 2024 is of 168 km and 2085 m of elevation gain.
It will therefore be the quick sequence of Piai della Vigna, Montaner and Via delle Longhe climbs the final judge of this year’s Giro del Belvedere. The Centennial edition of the Treviso classic went to Norwegian champion Johannes Staune-Mittet, who turned professional in 2024 with the jersey of Dutch Team Visma-Lease a Bike.