The Giro della Valle d’Aosta will finish at elevation of above 2.000 mt for the second year consecutive.
After arriving at Gran San Bernardo Pass in 2015, the 2016 edition (from July 13th to July 17th) will end in Breuil Cervinia (2050 alt), one of the best tourist place of the region, that already hosted, in the recent past, some stages of “Giro della Valle d’Aosta” and one stage of Giro d’Italia 2015, won by Fabio Aru.
The race will start on Wednesday 13th July in Pont Saint Martin, historical headquarter of the Società Ciclistica Valdostana, with a Team Time Trial on a flat road.
In the middle, three ordinary stages, trespassing in France and Piedmont, for five race days in total.
Among thousands of financial difficulties, in an international context where races disappear or are obliged to reduce their stages, even this year we have been able to built-in a Giro with 5 stages – the President Riccardo Moret said – and this is entirely thanks to the Regional Government and the Municipalities that still trust in our event; to the private sponsors that, despite any kind of problems, are appreciating and supporting the innovating project we are running; to my staff, obviously, that works all over the year to an event that all the world envies; a training ground for young cyclists and a unique opportunity for under 23 climbers."