World Cycling Championships 2017 Bergen, Norway: Route road race – women
Saturday, 23 September 2017 - The road race for women during the Worlds in Bergen, Norway, amounts to 152.8 kilometres. The route consist of eight hilly laps 19.1 kilometres, while the women face a total of 1,800 vertical metres.
The start is near city park Festplassen and via a tunnel and the Puddefjord Bridge the riders head for the first climb. Løbergsveien is 700 metres at 5% and following a 2.5 kilometres intermezzo the next challenge is similar – 1 kilometre at 4.8%.
A flat kilometre runs to the Salmon Hill, which is the last of three climbs. It is the toughest task in each lap – 1.5 kilometre and averaging 6.4% – before a technical 2.4 kilometres descent plunges down to Bergen.
After the descent there are 8.2 kilometres left to race. The first 5.5 kilometres are slightly undulating – taking in a 700 metres stretch of pavé – and the last 2.7 kilometres to the line are along the water and on the flat.
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