Worlds in 2020 (Switzerland) and 2021 (Belgium (Flanders))

So UCI have announced that the 2020 and 2021 Worlds will take place in Switzerland and Belgium, respectively, where, according to UCI themselves, the 2020 route will be in the Rhône Valley in the Alps and be selective, and the 2021 route will be a "typical Flanders circuit".

http://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-releases/the-uci-awards-a-record-number-of-world-championships-for-the-period-2020-2024

2020 UCI Road World Championships: Cantons of Vaud and Valais* (Switzerland)
This will be the 11th edition of the discipline’s UCI Worlds organised in Switzerland and the first time the major annual UCI event comes to the French-speaking region of the country. The competitions will take place principally in the region of the Rhône valley, in the heart of the Alps, close to the UCI headquarters. The routes for some of the races will have a selective profile.

2021 UCI Road World Championships: Flanders Region* (Belgium)
On this occasion, the UCI Worlds for road cycling will return to one of the major cycling countries, which has not hosted the event since the edition in Zolder and Hasselt in 2002. The 2021 UCI Road World Championships, contested on a typical Flanders circuit, will mark the centenary of the event, organised for the first time in 1921 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It sounds promising IMO! Hoping for fireworks on both occasion, though we might just get disappointed again!
 
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2024 should be in Switzerland too, but in the German speaking part.

The course in 2021 is allegedly going from Antwerp to Leuven to have some laps there.
 
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Logic-is-your-friend said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
leuven is still hilly (short and hilly), more sagan style then alaphilippe style (although both could do well). Think druivenkoers / brabantse pijl style race
I heard something about starting in Antwerp and finishing in front of my doorstep (well, 300 meters from my house) in Leuven.

Should we guess you will be at this one?
 
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Red Rick said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
leuven is still hilly (short and hilly), more sagan style then alaphilippe style (although both could do well). Think druivenkoers / brabantse pijl style race
Those 2 courses wouldn't do jack in a fully peaking peloton.
Country teams though. I think they can create a route that promotes fun racing.
 
According to De Standaard;

Antwerp->Mechelen->Leuven.

There will be two local laps in Leuven, one including de Schavei and the Smeysberg. Another lap includes the WIjnpers and Keizersberg. Sint Antoniusberg should be in aswell which means alot of narrow streets I think. Wim Van Herreweghe sated some unknown cobbled sectors will be included aswell.
They've tried to come up with a parcours favoring the Flemish riders, a mix between de Ronde and Brabantse Pijl. They want to avoid a bunch sprint at all costs.
 
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Red Rick said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
leuven is still hilly (short and hilly), more sagan style then alaphilippe style (although both could do well). Think druivenkoers / brabantse pijl style race
Those 2 courses wouldn't do jack in a fully peaking peloton.
TdF is a fully peaking peloton, WC is not. Many riders are tired and really not in great shape
 
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Gigs_98 said:
roundabout said:
2024 is Bern or Zürich so not likely to be really selective
Not so sure, especially Zürick could be pretty hilly and Bern probably also wouldn't exactly be flat.
In Zürich you could make a pretty flat or a pretty selective course, the climbs wouldn't be as long as in Innsbruck but quite steep. Maybe something like the old Züri Metzgete. Bern is less hilly if you want to make a course inside the city. We'll see where we end. With Hirschi, Mäder and others being at a good age then Swiss Cycling will probably try to do a course which fit for them.
 
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Koronin said:
Should we guess you will be at this one?
meh

:lol:

Breh said:
According to De Standaard;

Antwerp->Mechelen->Leuven.

There will be two local laps in Leuven, one including de Schavei and the Smeysberg. Another lap includes the WIjnpers and Keizersberg. Sint Antoniusberg should be in aswell which means alot of narrow streets I think. Wim Van Herreweghe sated some unknown cobbled sectors will be included aswell.
They've tried to come up with a parcours favoring the Flemish riders, a mix between de Ronde and Brabantse Pijl. They want to avoid a bunch sprint at all costs.
Wijnpers and Keizersberg don't do jack *** even at Poeske Scherens. They go over those a bunch of times and every year it's a mass sprint. Sint Antoniusberg is basically 100 meters. These are not going to do anything for a pro peloton, unless it's a 270k race. Seriously, you could smash up the St Antoniusberg with a 40kg bike when you're out of shape. BUT, it is in the city center, and it's a historic city, with narrow streets, lots of twisting and turning.

They could create a more demanding lap in Overijse though.

I heard the finish would be on the Ruelensvest. Ideal for a bunch sprint, but it does go slightly uphill (i think 3-4 %).
 
It's being said that the 2020 route will include Champex-Lac (14km à 7%), followed by 7 laps around Petite-Forclaz (3.9km à 10%). They were used in Romandia about three years ago, when Pinot won.
 
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DNP-Old said:
It's being said that the 2020 route will include Champex-Lac (14km à 7%), followed by 7 laps around Petite-Forclaz (3.9km à 10%). They were used in Romandia about three years ago, when Pinot won.
4 kms at 10% sounds a bit much for a world's course.
 
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tobydawq said:
DNP-Old said:
It's being said that the 2020 route will include Champex-Lac (14km à 7%), followed by 7 laps around Petite-Forclaz (3.9km à 10%). They were used in Romandia about three years ago, when Pinot won.
4 kms at 10% sounds a bit much for a world's course.
It's basically more altitude gain than yesterday in 70% of the climbing distance.

It's silly.
 
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tobydawq said:
DNP-Old said:
It's being said that the 2020 route will include Champex-Lac (14km à 7%), followed by 7 laps around Petite-Forclaz (3.9km à 10%). They were used in Romandia about three years ago, when Pinot won.
4 kms at 10% sounds a bit much for a world's course.
Italy 2022 will use the Stelvio in the local laps, with a total of a million billion meters of climbing, which is sure to provide the good racing we all want to see.

I wish parcours builders would be more creative than just 'more climbing', 'steeper gradients'.
 
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Jagartrott said:
tobydawq said:
DNP-Old said:
It's being said that the 2020 route will include Champex-Lac (14km à 7%), followed by 7 laps around Petite-Forclaz (3.9km à 10%). They were used in Romandia about three years ago, when Pinot won.
4 kms at 10% sounds a bit much for a world's course.
Italy 2022 will use the Stelvio in the local laps, with a total of a million billion meters of climbing, which is sure to provide the good racing we all want to see.

I wish parcours builders would be more creative than just 'more climbing', 'steeper gradients'.
Maybe four laps with a Crostis-Zoncolan combination?
 

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