Countdown to the event celebrating its 20th anniversary the day after tomorrow. Twenty-two nations will parade on a 100 km route that will touch 13 of the 15 DOCG municipalities. Departure at 8.30 a.m. from Piazza Marconi in Valdobbiadene. Registration open until Saturday at Tenuta Villa Sandi. Marina Montedoro (Prosecco Hills Association): ‘Historic event’.
Countdown to the event celebrating its twentieth anniversary the day after tomorrow. Twenty-two nations will parade on a 100 km route that will touch 13 of the 15 DOCG municipalities. Departure at 8.30 a.m. from Piazza Marconi in Valdobbiadene. Registration open until Saturday at Tenuta Villa Sandi. Marina Montedoro (Prosecco Hills Association): ‘Historic event’.
Twenty years of cycling and territory. Sunday 1 October is the big day of Prosecco Cycling, the sporting event that more than any other has been able to enhance the charm of the territory that in 2019 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prosecco Cycling has believed in it since the first edition – it was in 2004 – and it is no coincidence that since then it has brought more than 50,000 enthusiasts from 35 nations to pedal through the rows of grapes that embroider the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Numbers and more numbers. Those of the 2023 edition are winning: 2,500 registered participants, representing 22 nations. Six hundred foreigners are expected at the start: they will also come from the United States and Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. There will even be a cyclist from the African state of Swaziland. The Italian regions represented at the start will be 16, from north to south. More than half of the almost two thousand Italians registered will come from outside Veneto. Important numbers, but not definitive: registration will be open over the weekend, Friday 29 (from 3pm to 7pm) and Saturday 30 September (from 9am to 7pm), at the Villa Sandi estate, in Zecchei di Valdobbiadene. The 2023 edition will also feature a single route that will cover 100 km (there will also be a Gravel version, for off-road bikes, of 70 km), crossing 13 of the 15 municipalities of the DOCG. The start will take place at 8.30 a.m. in Piazza Marconi in Valdobbiadene.
The route is hilly, but not overly demanding. The event is suitable for all enthusiasts: participation with pedal-assisted bicycles is also possible. “A great, historic event for the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. A cycle race that is celebrating its 20th anniversary, which has not let Covid stop it, and which during this time has been a real driving force for the promotion of the area and its food and wine products,’ comments Marina Montedoro, president of the Association for the Heritage of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Prosecco Cycling has brought fans from all over the world to get to know the Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene as a destination that seems to have been born to welcome professional and amateur cyclists. A record again this year with 2,500 registered participants, of which around 25% came from 22 nations, including the United States, Brazil, Canada and Argentina. An event that brings to the saddle the values of sport, environmental sustainability and deep respect for the territory that are the basis of the Association’s values for the protection of this heritage of humanity’.