The U23 international classic will return on Monday April 5th in Veneto (Northern Italy) with a record-breaking edition: 35 teams at the start out of 80 requests received with 17 Countries represented and a large attendance of top-class development teams
With only one month to go until the 82nd Giro del Belvedere, to be held in Villa di Villa (Treviso, Northern Italy) on Monday, April 5th, a 35-Team line up have been announced by the organizers to enter the Easter Monday U23 Classic.
In spite of the health emergency, the best U23 Teams seized the opportunity to tackle the Venetian event as the ideal springboard for their raising champions.
The figures – 35 Teams, 16 Italian and 19 international ones, out of the 80 requests received – summarize the event’s technical profile, enhanced by the best Continental teams in the World and six development squads affiliated with UCI World Tour Teams.
The development picks of Team Jumbo-Visma, and Team DSM (formerly Team Sunweb) will debut in Veneto, joining France’s Groupama FDJ and AG2R, the Israel Cycling Academy and the Qhubeka ASSOS Continental, the last winning team in Villa di Villa with Samuele Battistella.
Russian Gazprom-Rusvelo, British Holdsworth-Zappi and Spanish Eolo-Kometa Continental, the new project under Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso‘s guidance, will also take part in the Italian U23 race with great ambitions, as well as two U23 National selections from Germany and USA.
Among the Italian teams, Zalf Euromobil Desirée Fior, Team Colpack and Cycling Team Friuli lead a peloton of Continental Teams, determined to be in the front line to disrupt the plans of the foreign squads.
All in all, teams from 17 different Countries will attend the 2021 Giro del Belvedere: Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Israel, Norway, USA, New Zealand.
Athletes will face a 168 Km route, characterized by two different circuits: the first (14 laps of 9,4 Km each) including the Conche hill, whilst the final circuit (17,6 Km to be repeated twice) includes the classic Montaner climb in Borgo Canalet.
2021 GIRO DEL BELVEDERE’S TEAMS LIST
ITALIAN: Beltrami TSA Tre Colli, Biesse Arvedi, Cycling Team Friuli, D’Amico UM Tools, Gaiaplast Maglificio L.B. Bibanese, General Store Essigibi F.lli Curia, Iseo Serrature Rime, Mastromarco Fans Club Nibali, Northwave-Siatek-Olmo, Petroli Firenze-Hopplà-Don Camillo, Qhubeka ASSOS Continental, Team Colpack, Team Palazzago, Trevigiani Campana Imballaggi, Work Service Marchiol Dynatec Vega, Zalf Euromobil Desirée Fior.
FOREIGN: Ag2r Citroen U23 (France), Gazprom Rusvelo U23 (Russia), Global6Cycling (New Zealand), Groupama FDJ (France), Holdsworth Zappi (Great Britain), Israel Cycling Academy (Israel), Jumbo-Visma Dev. Team (Netherlands), Ljubljana Gusto Santic (Slovenia), Minsk Cycling Team (Belarus), Radteam Tirol (Austria), Team EOLO-Kometa (Spain), Team DSM Development (Germany), Tirol KTM Cycling Team (Austria), UNO-X Dare Development (Norway), Velo Club Mendrisio (Switzerland), Vino Astana Motors (Kazakhstan), Wallonie Bruxelles DEV Team/B’Ngoal (Belgium).