World Cycling Championships 2017 Bergen, Norway: Route TTT - (m/w)
Both the Women’s and Men’s teams will race the same course during the team time trials of the World Cycling Championships in Bergen. At 42.5 kilometres, the undulating route takes in two ascents. The first one is 1 kilometre at 5%, the second 1.4 kilometre at 7.2%.
The team time trials of the World Cycling Championships 2017 in Bergen set off from the island Askøy. The riders hit the Askøybrua suspension bridge and after 1,057 metres they arrive on the mainland. On undulating roads they continue to Loddefjord, a suburb of Bergen. At kilometre 19 they tackle a short climb up Lyderhornsveien (Lyderhorn Road) – 1 kilometre at 5%.
The second climb appears at kilometre 29.6. Birkelundsbakken is a 1.4 kilometre ascent that is averaging 7.2%. Starting at 5% the hill is getting steeper and steeper to conclude with an average gradient of 9.1% in the last 400 metres. The summit lies at an elevation of 137 metres before the riders plummet down to Bergen.
The last section is played out in the city centre, which requires bike handling as the route takes in a numbers of sharp curves. Moreover, the route is spiced up with a 700 metres stretch of pavé with 4 kilometres left. The finish is at Festplassen, which means Party Square in English.
The intermediate time checks are at kilometre 10.5, kilometre 23, kilometre 32, and kilometre 38.
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