It is official: the 2024 edition of the Pink Race, presented a short while ago in Trento, will also pass over the symbolic climb of the Prosecco hills. Appointment on Saturday 25th May with stage number 20 – the last before the grand finale in Rome – that will start from Alpago and finish in Bassano del Grappa. It is the seventh passage on the San Pietro di Feletto climb since 2009
The Giro d’Italia rediscovers the climb of the twenty thousand. It is official: the 2024 edition of the Pink Race, presented on Friday evening in Trento, will also pass over the Wall of Ca’ del Poggio, the iconic climb of the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg where in 2022, on the occasion of the last passage of the Giro, the participation of the fans gave an authentic vertical spectacle, a great pink party that has remained in the hearts and eyes of those who were there.
The Giro d’Italia 2024 – which will start on 4th May from Venaria Reale, in the Turin area – will pass over the Ca’ del Poggio Wall on Saturday 25th May, offering a stage that will start from Alpago and end in Bassano del Grappa. It will be the penultimate of the 21 fractions that will make up the 107th edition of the Pink Race: after the passage on the Wall, grand finale with the catwalk in Rome. It is easy to predict that stage number 20 could have a decisive influence on the destiny of this edition of the Giro.
For the Corsa Rosa this is the seventh passage on the Muro di Ca’ del Poggio, after the applauses received with the 2009, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2020 and 2022 editions. For the climb of San Pietro di Feletto, where last weekend the Gravel World Championships also passed through, it will be the eleventh passage of one of the grand tours: to the seven editions of the Giro d’Italia must be added the two transits of the Giro d’Italia under 23 (2018 and 2021) and the same number of passages of the Giro Rosa (2014 and 2017). Two years after the last time (it was 26 May 2022), the great pink celebration in the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg, recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site, is therefore ready to take place again.
The Wall of Ca’ del Poggio – the only climb officially certified by the Italian Cycling Federation, twinned since 2016 with the Wall of Grammont and since 2018 with the Mur-de-Bretagne – has unique characteristics. It runs for just over a kilometre on an entirely paved road, with an average gradient of 15% and peaks of 19%. It is a decisive, almost violent tear that is a candidate to be among the most spectacular and eagerly awaited moments of the next Giro d’Italia.
It will be a great celebration for thousands of fans who, in the land where cycling is a deep-rooted passion, will flock to the Wall to applaud, and almost touch, the Giro champions. A shared emotion that for one day will draw a thin pink stripe in the brilliant green of the hills embroidered with vineyards. A Giro on the Wall of Ca’ del Poggio, indeed. Attached: photo of the passage of the Giro d’Italia on the Ca’ del Poggio Wall in 2022 (credit: Foto Bolgan) and of Alberto Stocco, of Ca’ del Poggio, at the presentation of the Giro d’Italia 2024 today in Trento.