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Italian Spring 2018 – team calendars taking shape

Northern Italy is a hotspot of under-23 racing with a strong spring calendar attracting teams from Europe and further afield. National level racing begins in February, but the season moves up a gear in April with three one-day UCI 1.2U races from 1-3 April 2018.

First up on 1 April is the 70th Trofeo Piva, whose organiser has already published a list of teams applying to compete in the race (see below). We can expect many of these teams to also take part in the following days’ Giro del Belvedere and 57th GP Palio del Recioto, although organisers of these races have not yet announced their applicants or participants.

Trofeo PIVA – applications to race in 2018 – correct at 2/12/2017

Overseas Teams

Cycling Team Tirol Austria
Trevigiani Phonix – Hemus1896 Bulgaria
AVC Aix En Provence France
Team Sauerland NRW P/B SKS  Germany
Zappi’s Great Britain
Great Britain National Team Great Britain
About Team Sapura Cycling Malaysia
Monaco Monaco
WPGA Cycling Amsterdam Netherlands
Uno-X Hydrogen Development Team Norway
Gazprom Rusvelo Russia
Lokosphnix Russia
Dimension Data For Qhubeka South Africa
Aldro Cycling Team Club Deportivo Feedback Spain
Guerciotti Kiwi Atlantico Spain
Nice Development Cycling Team Switzerland
IAM Excelsior Switzerland

Italian Teams

Cycling Team Friuli Friuli
Cipollini Iseo Serrature Rime Gs Garda Lombardia
Delio Gallina Lombardia
Fly Cycling Team Lombardia
Gavardo Biesse Carrera Tecmor Lombardia
Team Colpack Lombardia
Viris Vigevano Lombardia
San Gemini Mg.K Vis Marche
Big Hunter Beltrami Seanese Toscana
Hoppla’-Firenze Petroli  Toscana
Cycling Team Valcavasia Veneto
Gaiaplast Bibanese Veneto
Northwave – Cofiloc Veneto
Pedale Scaligero Veneto

[Update 6/12/2017: Zalf-Fior added to the above list]

[Update 26/12/2017: seven new additions; see race website for most up to date information]

Notable by their absence from the early applications is top Italian squad Zalf-EuroMobil-Desiree-Fior, but included are overseas squads Uno-X Hydrogen, Great Britain National Team and Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental. Malaysian Continental team Sapura Cycling also make the trip to Europe to supplement their Asia Tour programme. 

Many Northern European teams such as Lotto, SEG and Sunweb can be expected to race at the Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux in Belgium which runs at the same time as the Italian one-dayers. 

Amendments, updates and proper startlists will follow as they’re announced by the organisers.


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