The most successful cycling team in the world has chosen San Pellegrino pass as its headquarter to train for the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, from July 6th to 23rd
Val di Fassa and the San Pellegrino pass in particular are appreciated training spots for the cycling teams, as demonstrated by the fact that, from July 6th to 23rd, the "Deceuninck – Quick-Step", the battleship owned by the Belgian Patrick Lefevere which prides itself on being the most successful team in the world, with 140 victories in the last two seasons, will train in the valley and set its headquarter on the dolomitic pass. The whole team – 28 athletes among which the star Julian Alaphilippe – will stay at Hotel Cristallo, on San Pellegrino pass, to prepare the classic races, starting with "Strade Bianche" scheduled on August 1st, which marks the restart of the world-class cycling from Siena. The team also plans to take part in the "Tour de France" from August 29th to September 20th and in the "Giro d’Italia" from October 3rd to 25th. The presence of the team is important because it brings the international spotlights back on Val di Fassa during a very unusual summer and shows the absolute environmental quality and the roads with ascents and descents, perfect for the great champions. An operation, supported by the Tourist Board, which during the past summer seasons has brought here even "The Shark" Vincenzo Nibali, who is a great connoiusseur of the valley and will come back to train in Fassa and its surroundings with some mates of the team Trek-Segafredo. "The "Deceuninck – Quick-Step" has surely made a brave choice – Andrea Weiss, director of the Tourist Board, says – especially if compared to other teams which have divided the athletes in groups. Of course, the possibility to have almost a whole hotel at disposal has favored this solution. From the point of view of tourism, the presence of such an important team is a significant message to our guests. The cycling fans have the chance to see Julian Alaphilippe, Remco Evenepoel and colleagues training on our roads, and Vincenzo Nibali too".