The four days of Pozzato

Season 9, Episode 189,  Oct 18, 06:22 PM

Richard Moore has been in the Veneto region of northern Italy experiencing the rebirth of racing in an area that is rich in cycling heritage.

Richard joins Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe to talk about the week's racing and riding.

Filippo Pozzato, former Milan-Sanremo winner and Italian national champion, has created a new one-day race in his own image.

The Giro del Veneto, first held in the 1920s but absent from the calendar for more than a decade, has returned and has been joined by the Veneto Classic and a gravel one-day race, the Serenissima.

The Veneto region is also home to some of Italian cycling's most storied manufacturers, including Campagnolo and Sidi. But how does a new race fit into an already crowded Italian race calendar, what is the true potential for gravel racing, and what does it say about the current state of the sport in Italy?

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