The race kicks into gear at the Grote Markt in Antwerp and after 56 kilometres the riders enter the first circuit. The so called Leuven-circuit is 15.5 kilometres long and snakes its way through the ‘beer capital of Flanders’. Four uphill kicks are included in each lap.
After 1.5 runs on the Leuven-circuit the riders continue onto the Flandrien-circuit. This one is 32 kilometres long and takes in six climbs. The hardest is located on the Moskesstraat, a narrow and steep cobbled road of 550 metres long with an average gradients of 8.9%. The steepest sector at 17% appears jus before the top.
The riders return to the Leuven-circuit after one lap on the Flandrien-circuit. The Sint-Antoniusberg is the last climb of the race, 200 metres long, extremely narrow and with a 6% gradient. The slightly uphill finish appears approximately 1 kilometres later.
The women’s road race at the 2021 World Cycling Championships starts at 12.20 and the race is expected to finisht around 16.45 – both are local times (CEST).
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders – road race women: routes & profile
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