Matteo Trentin on Passo San Pellegrino for a great season finale

Matteo Trentin on Passo San Pellegrino for a great season finale

Passo San Pellegrino continues to be a super popular destination for professional cyclists.  Right now the tourist resort in Trento is hosting Matteo Trentin, a rider from Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, who chose Val di Fassa for a high altitude training session.

The goal  is to maintain conditioning in preparation for the next major end-of-season events, particularly the overseas transfer for the Quebec Grand Prix and the Montreal Grand Prix, tests valid for the World Tour international circuit.

“I’m working hard, alternating distance training with quality workouts. I feel well and I’d like to try and replicate the good things I accomplished last year in Canada and to be ready at the end of September should I eventually be called on by National CT Cassani. The route outlined in Spain for the World Cup is highly selective; it’s going to be a gruelling race, with an altitude difference of more than 4200 metres.  I’m testing my strength on similar routes, using  the Hotel Cristallo in Passo San Pellegrino as my base, then the Canadian roads await me,” said Trentin.

At Passo San Pellegrino there is everything a cyclist could wish for: with short rides it is easy to reach the major Dolomite Passes at Valles, Rolle, Sella, Campolongo, Pordoi, Falzarego and Giau, to sharpen muscles and lungs on some of the hardest and most famous climbs in all the Dolomites, which are a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.  In addition to “bike friendly” hotels, you can enjoy  a peaceful, family style atmosphere and plenty of relaxing alternatives for rest days!