The start ramp is located in the Esplanade des Invalides. Straight lines take the riders to the Place de la Bastille before they continue onto the Avenue Daumesil and Rue de Charenton to storm to the Bois de Vincennes on the easterns edge of the city. They pass the Jacques Anquetil Velodrome, finishing venue of the Tour de France in the years 1968-1974. Effectually, the Eddy Merckx era, as the Cannibal won La Grande Boucle in 1969, ’70, ’71, ’72, and ’74.
The ITT zigzags through Bois de Vincennes park to reach the first of two intermediate checkpoints at the Château de Vincennes. On the dead straight Route de la Piramide the riders the most eastern point of the route before they return to Paris via two 90-degree turns. A somewhat more technical section steers through an urban section befoe they reach the second intermediate checkpoint, again at the Château de Vincennes.
A virtually straight line leads to the Place de la Nation and back to Place de la Bastille weer. The lats 4.5 kilometres are the same as the first 4.5, but in the opposite direction.
The intermediate checkpoints appear at kilometres 13.4 and kilometre 22.3.
The first female rider starts at 14:30 and the last one at 16:00; the first male rider starts at 16:30 and the last one at 18:00 – all local times (CEST).
Summer Olympics Paris 2024, Road Cycling – ITT: route & profile
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