The UCI announced Wednesday the routes for the elite men’s and women’s individual time trials at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The elite men will race 44.2km and the elite women will race 21.1km.

The time trials will start and finish on the Fuji Speedway motor racing circuit, which is also the finish location of the road races. Riders will compete along an undulating 21.1km loop in and around the speedway, with Mount Fuji set as the backdrop for the events.

The elite men will race two laps of the circuit for a total of 44.2km and an elevation gain of approximately 846m. The elite women will complete one loop for a total of 21.1km and an elevation gain of 423m.

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Thomas Rohregger, former Olympic road cyclist and UCI technical advisor, said that the athletes wishing to perform well in the Olympic time trial will need to “pull out all the stops”.

“The course along the Fuji Speedway area is a challenging one, combining long straights and undulating terrain. It will also offer a unique setting with its fan-packed motor racing circuit and the spectacular Mount Fuji as a backdrop.”

The UCI also announced the routes for the Paralympic road race, individual time trial and team relay.

You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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