Prosecco Cycling 2018 in Valdobbiadene

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09 September 2018

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Professional cyclists and lovers of the sport on two wheels, save this date: September 9th 2018. Why? Because one of the most anticipated cycling events in Italy will take place! The legendary Prosecco Cycling Race represents an original way to introduce the enchanting territory of Treviso, renowned for its beautiful vineyards and the production of Prosecco.

Due to its charm, the whole area of hilly foothills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene is a candidate to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the beautiful scenery combined with artistic, historical, cultural and gastronomic delights, make it one of the most interesting and appreciated places in Italy.

Founded in 2004 with the aim of promoting the areas producing Prosecco in Treviso, the Prosecco Cycling Marathon achieved immediate acclaim. Year after year, the competition has become one of the most anticipated sporting events in Veneto and in Italy, as well as being a strong attraction for tourism throughout the province. This is the very reason why, in 2010, the race gained the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism and the patronage of the President of the Republic.

The number of participants confirms the resounding success of the event: the gf Prosecco Cycling Classic Valdobbiadene tv is gradually increasing the number of enrolments, continuing to confirm itself as one of the ten most attended cycling events of the entire season. Beloved by the Italian public, this fascinating cycling race is conquering the hearts of foreign fans ... The Prosecco Cycling Classic 2018 already has lots of registered participants – as many as 1500 in August and counting – many of which come from abroad, featuring 20 nationalities!

Let’s have a look at the Prosecco Cycling programme 2018: the real race will be on Sunday 9th September during a weekend full of entertainment and wine tasting... made with Prosecco!

The Prosecco Cycling Classic 2018 will follow the format of previous editions: pedalling for and with your team! There will be two final prizes: one for teams, which will award the team with the largest number of team members crossing the arrival line; a second prize for single competitors which will take into account the achievements in the four timed sections of the itinerary – Zuel (average gradient of 10.4%), Muro Ca 'del Poggio (average gradient of 13.4%), via dei Colli in Conegliano (average gradient of 11.4%), Collalto (average gradient of 6.8%) - and the sum of the these times achieved by each participant will determine the final standings, taking into account the age categories of Acsi Ciclismo. Besides the overall time of the race, participants will then be able to establish their absolute and category standings according to the sum of their times in the timed sections, and their absolute and category standings for each single timed stage. On top of these, the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Cycling Classic will also award the group – formed of at least five participants, men and/or women, registered with the same team – that scores the fastest time over the entire race course and cross the finish line within 30 seconds. What’s more, Prosecco Cycling is also a part of the Maglia Nera itinerary, constituting the final stop before the grand finale in Jesolo.

The route of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Cycling 2018 will be unique and also provide a course suitable to those less trained: it is 96.4 kilometres long and characterized by a drop of about 1,500 metres. Once started from Valdobbiadene, the athletes will touch the picturesque town of Combai, Follina and Tarzo, then continuing towards Resera and Refrontolo. Then the athletes will cross Serbaglia della Battaglia, San Pietro di Feletto, Conegliano and Collalto. Returning to Valdobbiadene, the cycling group will head towards Col San Martino, Guia and Follo.

The Gf Prosecco Cycling 2018 route is not expected to be particularly hard ... with the exception of the Muro Ca' del Poggio timed section, where cyclists will anyway be able to replenish their energy with a special snack of prawns and Prosecco.

The excellent organization and safety of the track, have always characterized the race, one of the most anticipated Treviso cycling events: more than 300 volunteers from the Civil Protection will work to ensure safety during the event!

Furthermore, the Gf Prosecco Cycling 2018 will also have a charitable purpose: 1€ per participant will be donated to the Associazione Italiana Progeria to help fund research on the very rare genetic disease affecting Sammy Basso, the syndrome of premature aging.

Curiosity: what is the meaning of the logo of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Cycling Classic? The five letters 'C' arranged concentrically, are the initials of the words Cycling, Colline (Hills), Chalice, Circuit and Cuore (Heart), the main elements of the event. Why five? There are many reasons that led to the choice of this number: the Olympic rings, the fingers of one hand, the continents and the elements of Ayurveda (earth, air, fire, water and heavens/sky). The black line in the logo is not an interruption of the circle but, on the contrary, it represents the strong bond along the course, a bridge that completes the circuit. The logo as the race: a project to explore!

If you are consulting the calendar of cycling events for 2018 in the province of Treviso, mark 9 September on your diary: the Prosecco Cycling Classic Valdobbiadene awaits you between the gentle slopes of its vineyards! By booking one of our activities in Treviso and its surrounding areas, you can admire the wonderful artistic treasures dotted around or take part in one of the food and wine itineraries of the area!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff