It is time of year, for world champions to be crowned. While it’s rather early, lineups are already being confirmed, and the excitement is building.
First, I’ll start with the course profiles, in chronological order.
The Womens TT and the Mens Elite TT are the same, which is a good distance for the women, but a rather paltry distance to decide a world champion in the time trialing discipline for men.
The Men’s u23 TT is slightly shorter at 28.3 km’s, which the only difference is the little out loop at the northern part of town, eliminating that to get the shorter distance. As usual, this falls on Monday.
The Women’s Junior TT is the first event on Tuesday, featuring only one lap of the circuit used by the U23 Men the day prior.
Meanwhile, the Men’s Junior TT is the same course as the u23 Men.
The Mixed TTT relay is on the docket on Wednesday, with the same course as the Men’s u23 and Juniors, with one lap for women and one lap for men.
Thursday is the day off, and we return on Friday for the Men’s u23 and Junior road races.
The Men’s Junior Road Races kicks off the weekend, with 8 laps of the Mount Pleasant circuit to await the riders. Climb profiles will be available in the next post, but they are also featured in the course detailed post.
The Men’s u23 race will feature 10 laps of the Mount Pleasant circuit, bringing the total km’s to just under 170.
Saturday has a Women road race doubleheader, with the junior and Elite road races happening on this day
The Women’s Junior race will be short, only 67.4 km’s and 4 laps of the Mount Pleasant circuit, which I feel should have one more of these circuits.
The Women’s Elite Road Race will be the first to tackle Mount Kiera, with one lap of that circuit along with six laps of the Mount Pleasant circuit.
The Men’s Elite Road Race culminates the weekend, ending with a bang on Sunday with 1 Mount Kiera loop and twelve laps of the Mount Pleasant circuit, surely rewarding a worthy world champion.
More information on lineups will be posted below, along with climb profiles.