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2019 Cyclo-Cross European Championships

Silvelle and top-class Cyclocross, a long love story

Land of the off-road cycling, the village in the Veneto region will host the 2019 Cyclocross European Championships to write a new chapter of its glorious history, started with Di Tano in 1979 and continued with champions such as Nys, Van der Poel, Pontoni and Bramati

Forty years of history, show, emotions and champions: Silvelle indelibly marked the Italian and International Cyclocross. The village in the Veneto region hosted exciting duels between the best athletes of the Italian movement and the International superstars, that contributed to make Silvelle the land of the Italian Cyclocross.

Starting with the former U23 World Champion Vito di Tano (winner of Cross di Silvelle’s first edition in 1979), Daniele Pontoni, Luca Bramati, Richard Groenendaal, Adrie Van der Poel and Sven Nys have contributed to the growth of Silvelle as Cyclocross “classic”. In addition, riders such as Francesco Moser, Giuseppe Saronni, Moreno Argentin, Maurizio Fondriest and Matteo Trentin rode in Silvelle’s circuit.

Thanks to Selle Italia’s support and the organizing committee led by Armando Zamprogna, Silvelle played a key role in the International calendar, hosting from 1994 to 1999 five rounds of the prestigious circuit Superprestige. In addition, after the edition celebrating the 25th anniversary won by Belgian Wellens, Silvelle hosted the Giro d’Italia di Ciclocross, organizing the 2017 edition of the Italian National Championships, dedicated to the historical A.S.D. Silvellese’s organizers, Armando Zamprogna and Giorgio Macente, died a few years ago.

In November, 2019, Silvelle will write a new chapter of its history organizing the European Championships, one of the most important events of the cycling winter season. Armando’s son, Mauro Zamprogna takes the role of chief of the organizing committee, contributing to maintain the fascination of a “classic” appointment, shifted into the future but connected with the values of its glorious past.