After a though opening climb (Valico della Fricca), the route levels out or descends for the following 150 km, eventually calling for a sprint finish. After crossing several urban areas, with common traffic obstacles along the way, the route reaches Povegliano, passes over the finish line and then takes two laps of a fast 16-km circuit.
The closing circuit is approx. 16 km long. The last 3 km consist of wide and flat straights, connected by mild bends. The last bend is 350 m from the finish line.
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With a height of 490 m a.s.l. and 12 km east of Trento, the municipality of Pergine Valsugana occupies the vast basin at the foot of the Tegazzo hill and the valley floor of the Fersina torrent. It bathes in the blue waters of Lake Caldonazzo and is surrounded by mountains and climbs now known from the Giro d’Italia such as the climb to Monte Panarotta covered by the Corsa Rosa in 2014 and 2021. With 21,485 inhabitants, Pergine Valsugana is the third largest city Trentino by population after Rovereto and Trento.
Stronghold of the Valsugana on the shores of Lake Caldonazzo and at the beginning of the Valle dei Mocheni, the town is dominated by the historic and mighty Castel Pergine which overlooks the valley.
The castle, previously a Roman settlement, was known as the gateway to Valsugana. The manor was expanded as a medieval fortress in the 13th century and was long owned by Margarete Maultasch and later by Maximilian I, the Tyrolean prince.
Food and wine tourism and sports tourism can now be a winning combination: in Valsugana-Lagorai you can discover typical Trentino products and local dishes with a strong flavor of tradition, authenticity and quality.
Where unspoiled nature and green pastures meet the culture and passion of healthy eating, here come on our tables the best mountain flavors. From polenta with the famous Valsugana flour to the genuineness of the small fruits of Sant’Orsola; from the excellent sausages to the local dairy products, such as the typical alpine cheese from Malga Montagna Granda and “Lagorai”. But also honey, the apples of Trentino, the radicchio of Bieno, the medicinal herbs of Valsugana, the chestnuts of Roncegno and the typical “Treccia Mochena” from Caneza are transformed into truly unique dishes thanks to the magic touch of the people who take part in their processing.
In addition, in Valsugana-Lagorai the “Slow Food conduct” which aims to promote and safeguard the agri-food heritage of the territory: the good and healthy cuisine, here, is a treasure handed down from generation to generation.
Treat yourself to a break from the rule. Enjoy your holiday by tasting local food and wine products.
Wines and beverage
The grapes grown in the Chardonnay vineyards along the hillsides are made into the finest Spumante Metodo Classico Trento DOC – the signature wine of the region.
Povegliano lies north of Treviso, in the region Veneto. According to an ancient tradition, Povegliano was founded around the 6th-7th century, when the population relocated to the place where the major church now rises in order to escape the flooding from the Piave.
The ‘comune’ of Povegliano, with its subdivisions Santandrà and Camalò, was founded in 1807 by Napoleon, but the final arrangement of the territory began in 1814, when the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia was created.
‘Pojan in Festa’, the major popular festival in town, held every year between August and September, attracts thousands of people with its food and drink stalls.