The World Cycling Championships of 2022 are played out in Australia. To be precise in and around Wollongong, a coastal town some 80 kilometres south of Sydney. The first and last World Cycling Championships in Australia took place in 2010 with Thor Hushovd and Giorgia Bronzini powering to the rainbow stripes.
The time trials were won by Fabian Cancellara and Emma Pooley, while Michael Matthews claimed claimed the gold medal in the under-23 road race ahead of John Degenkolb.
Julian Alaphilippe and Elisa Balsamo are the reigning road race champions, Filippo Ganna and Ellen van Dijk the reigning time trial champions.
2022 road races
The biggest climb for both the women’s and men’s road races come on the Mount Keira circuit. The loop is named after the 8.7 kilometres ascents at 5.7% with its summit 42 kilometres into the race. That’s a good way to get warmed up for the Wollongong city circuit. The men take on twelve laps, the women six, and each lap includes Mount Pleasant. The 1.1 kilometres climb serves an average gradient of 7.7% and it’s crested just a little over 7 kilometres from the finish line.
Another interesting read: records & winners World Cycling Championships.
World Cycling Championships 2022 Australia
|datum||times (AEDT)||type||km||el. gain|
|18-9||9.35 – 12.30||ITT (w)||34.2||312|
|18-9||13.40 – 17.00||ITT (m)||34.2||312|
|21-9||14.20 – 17.00||mixed relay||28.2||264|
|24-9||11.55 – 17.00||road race (w)||164.3||2,433|
|25-9||10.00 – 16.50||road race (m)||266.9||3,945|