After a decade of absence, the Giro del Veneto returns to the professional cycling calendar. Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert is invited to the classic, organized for the first time in 1909 and now part of a triptych with the unprecedented Serenissima Gravel and the Veneto Classic.
On Wednesday, the riders under the sportive direction of Valerio Piva will start in Citadella, for the Giro del Veneto (1.1, 13/10) of 169 kilometer towards Padova. After 40 kilometer, they will meet the nights of Vicence, with two categorized climbs. Halfway through the race, they will climb the Euganean Hills. The Bivio Fiorine (2.3 km at 3.3%) is repeated three times. The top of the sixth and last climb of the parcours is situated around 30 kilometer before the finish on Prato della Valle, which is judged as one of the largest squares of the continent.
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