A big festival in the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene: Saturday 17 October the Giro d’Italia returns to these roads, for a special individual time trial stage that celebrates the nomination of this magnificent area as a World Heritage Site.
The Pink Caravan and the athletes will travel 34.1 kilometres from Conegliano, home of the oldest Oenological School in Italy, to Valdobbiadene, capital of Prosecco Superiore DOCG, in a breathtaking up and down and immersed in a landscape that will alternate between small villages and immense vineyards, created and cared for by producers who donate their time and love to this precious land.
To interrupt their journey will be the difficult Muro di Ca’ del Poggio, in the San Pietro di Feletto area: a climb of just over a kilometre on an entirely asphalted road, with an average gradient of 15% and peaks of 19%. A climb that has become a legend over time: the only one recognized by the Italian Cycling Federation and twinned since 2016 with the Grammont Wall of the Tour of Flanders and from 2018 with the Mur-de-Bretagne.
It will be an unmissable opportunity to see the current cycling champions up close, including Peter Sagan, three-time World Champion who for the first time will take part in the Giro d’Italia, and to be able to experience this fantastic UNESCO Heritage in an alternative way.