Starting at Praça do Pontal the riders race west to a circuit in the Grumari Natural Park. The 24.2 kilometres round is peppered with two climbs.
First is the Grumari, a 1.2 kilometres climb at 7% with a steepest slope at 13%. 10 Kilometres down the road the Grota Funda appears; at 2.1 kilometres slightly longer, but with an average gradient of 4.5% and a maximum gradient of 6%. As the route features a series of smaller climbs too, each round brings 7.4 uphill kilometres. So basically it’s either uphill or downhill in Rio.
The individual time trial opens with a 2.9 kilometres section taking the riders to the circuit and closes with an almost identical 2.7 kilometres section back to the finish line. This makes for a total of 54 compelling kilometres of racing in the men’s individual time trial of Rio 2016.
Results/race report olympic time trial for men.
Summer Olympics 2016 ITT for men: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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