World Cycling Championships 2024: Route ITT - men

World Championships TTSunday 22 September - The men’s individual time trial is a 46.1 kilometres long test with an elevation gain of 413 metres. Most climbing is done in a 9 kilometres section, which opens after 24 kilometres of action.

The route commences from the Oerlikon Velodrome in the northern part of Zürich. The open air venue was built in 1912 and hosted seven editions of the Track Cycling World Championships between 1923 and 1983. This time it’s the ITT launch pad. On straight and flat roads the riders storm through Zürich’s suburbs and head for Fällanden, a small town on the northern end of the Greifensee. Along the lake the riders continue to Maur and Mönchaltorf, all the while on pan flat roads.

The route begins to rise after moving through Oetwil am See. Starting out between the trees and continuing onto a plateau with fields left and right, the winding road goes up for 2.6 kilometres at 4.5%. At an elevation of 640 metres, this is the highest point of the day. A fast descent takes the riders passed Uetikon and, while Lake Zurich is beckoning in the valley, there is still one incline remaining. It’s a 1.4 kilometres test at 5.1%.

A left turn onto a false flat downhill turns into a proper descent of a little over 1 kilometre. The riders reach Lake Zurich and follow the shores all the way to the finish line, a section which is 12 kilometres long, flat, and straight.

World Cycling Championships 2024, ITT men – Zürich, Switzerland

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