World Cycling Championships 2022: Route Road Race – women

World Championships road raceSaturday 24 September - The road race for women at the Worlds is played out on a 164.3 kilometres route between Helensburgh and Wollongong. The riders tackle seven climbs - one long, six times the same short test that lies at the heart of the Wollongong circuit. The elevation gain adds up to 2,433 metres.

The first and last World Cycling Championships in Australia took place in 2010 on a predominantly flat route between Melbourne and Geelong. Giorgia Bronzini sprinted to the rainbow stripes ahead of Marianne Vos and Emma Johansson.

The first part of this year’s route runs along the Pacific Coast and shortly after the riders move through Wollongong for the first time they turn inland to head for the biggest climb of the day. Mount Keira is 8.7 kilometres long and averaging 5.7%. The summit is crested 42 kilometres into the race.

The riders descend back towards the coast to enter the Wollongong city circuit with roughly 100 kilometres remaining. They take on the lap six times, 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 under 8 kilometres from the finish line.

Another interesting read: results road race 2022 World Cycling Championships.

World Cycling Championships 2022 Wollongong, Australia: routes & profiles

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