Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Veneto Region Seeks Tour de France Stage

The Veneto has a dream painted yellow. It's called the Tour de France and could materialize in the coming years. The organizing committee of the initiative is VeneTour, a group of young and enterprising trevigiani (persons from Treviso), united by their passion for cycling and their land.

On March 8, VeneTour officially submitted their candidacy to host a future Tour de France stage. The project has already obtained the patronage of the Regione Veneto. It would be the first time the Tour would visit the Veneto.

Veneto is made up of seven provinces: Province of Belluno, Province of Padova, Province of Rovigo, Province of Treviso, Province of Verona, Province of Vicenza and the Province of Venezia.

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  1. Interesting idea! We did some work years ago on a "Dolomites-South" itinerary, one we wanted to start with a visit to Campagnolo in Vicenza. In the end, the routes we thought most interesting would have forced our cyclists through far too many tunnels for our liking, but there are some great climbs and wonderful scenery in this region -- we of course visit Cortina, the Queen of the Dolomites on our "Legendary Climbs of the Giro East" itinerary.

  2. And it is no wonder, Veneto is an wonderful cycling place.