The Giro stage itself will be just 33.7km of rolling terrain through the lush vineyard covered hills of the Prosecco region – itself recently named a World Heritage site. It’s hardly enough time to scratch the surface on the amazing riding to be found all through the region, which is bordered by the famous Monte Grappa to the west, the Dolomites to the north, and just an hour’s drive northwest from Venice
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The climb ramps up to 19% just after the start.
The Prosecco region looks like this – rolling hills and vineyards pretty much everywhere.
The top of the climb at the Prosecco Cycling gran fondo was easy to find – but every one of the 1200 meters was paid for with sweat, pain and effort.
The start of the climb transitions from flat to bottom-gear steep in about the first ten meters.
The prosecco & scampi stop near the top offered some pretty sweet views.
My guess is the 2020 Giro will not be serving this up on the stage 14 climb.
The area is peppered with scenic roads and great riding.