Italy will host the 2020 edition of the Road European Championships that will be held in Trentino from 9 to 13 September passing through the most iconic places in the Valley of Lakes and Monte Bondone combining sport, culture and nature in perfect harmony.
This continental race, which will award a total of 13 titles in the Men’s and Women’s Junior, Under 23 and Elite categories (6 – Time-Trial, 6 Road races and Team Relay) was presented in Milan and attended by the UEC President, Rocco Cattaneo with the Vice-President Agata Lang, the President of the Italian Cycling Federation and Vice-President of the Union Cycliste Internationale Renato Di Rocco, President of the Trentino CONI Paola Mora; Delegate for sport for the Trentino Provence Roberto Failoni; Technical Commissaire Davide Cassani; Mayor of Trentino Alessandro Andreatta; CEO of Trentino Marketing Maurizio Rossini; Elda Verones, Director of the travel agency APT Trentino, Monte Bondone, Valley of the Lakes.
The start and finish of all races will be from the Piazza Duomo, with the exception of the Time-Trials that will depart from the MUSE – Trentino Science Museum. The UEC has approved the circuit and distances of approximately 180 km with a linear section of approximately 70 km (with some difficult climbing challenges such as the Passo San Udalrico and Bondone via Vigolo Baselga) before entering the final circuit of 7 laps, the only ascent of which will be the Povo climb.
Rocco Cattaneo, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme: «Sport in Trentino is particularly associated with cycling, which has an ideal terrain for practicing our sport in all disciplines and on all levels in a unique setting. The 2020 edition of the Road European Championships will have the privilege of taking place in this region on roads which have helped to write our sporting history, like for example Monte Bondone, and will be given extensive media coverage in Europe and the rest of the world thanks to the agreement with Eurovision. In terms of participation, this event can boast some impressive figures since it will involve 50 UEC affiliated countries, with a total of 800 riders and 450 staff members with significant economic benefits for the region in terms of hotel occupancy.
I would like to especially thank the Italian Cycling Federation and its President, Renato Di Rocco, the Mayor of Trentino, Alessandro Andreatta, the Province Delegate Roberto Failoni, the Organising Committee managed by the travel agency APT Trentino, Monte Bondone, Valley of the Lakes with its Director Elda Verones representing a guarantee of success in close co-operation with the Trentino Province and Trentino Marketing».
#EuroRoad20 – Programme:
Wednesday 9 September 2020
• Women Junior Individual Time-Trial
• Men Junior Individual Time-Trial
• Team Relay (Men/Women Team Time-Trial)
Thursday 10 September 2020
• Women Elite Individual Time-Trial
• Women Under 23 Individual Time-Trial
• Men Under 23 Individual Time-Trial
• Men Elite Individual Time-Trial
Friday 11 September 2020
• Women Junior Road race
• Men Junior Road race
• Women Under 23 Road race
Saturday 12 September 2020
• Men Under 23 Road race
• Women Elite Road race
Sunday 13 September 2020
• Men Elite Road race
Information and circuit: click here
With regards to upcoming UEC events, it should be noted that the Derny and Stayer has been added to the European Championships at the Bottecchia de Pordenone Velodrome (Italy) from 24 to 26 July where the Women’s Derny continental title will be awarded for the first time (information: click here) and the Trials European Championships that will be held in Il Ciocco – Lucca (Italy) from 4 to 6 October.