Summer Olympics 2010 Tokyo: Route ITT - men
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - The individual time trial for men at the Olympic Games of Tokyo amounts to 44.2 kilometres, while the vertical gain is 846 metres. The hilly route features two identical hilly laps, which runs partly the Fuji International Speedway.
Following the start at de Fuji International Speedway the route goes down for something like 5 kilometres. The riders leave the race track and tackle the first climb at kilometre 5. It is an uphill of around 5 kilometres with an average gradient of almost 4.5%.
Straight after the descent the riders re-enter the Fuji International Speedway. The tarmac is once again challenging gravity with a 4.5% slope. This time it is only 2 kilometres before the road levels out. A rolling section of more than 2 kilometer runs to the passage on the line.
The second lap is exactly the same. At 846 metres, the ITT’s total vertical gain is 200 metres less than at the Summer Olympics in Rio 2016. The distance is shorter, too – 54.5 kilometres in Rio, 44.2 kilometres in Tokyo.
Fabian Cancellara won the gold medal in the ITT event of the Olympics in Rio, finishing 47 seconds ahead of Tom Dumoulin with Chris Froome 15 seconds further behind.
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