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The 2010 UCI World Championships route in Australia on Google Maps/Google Earth and the programme

Added: tuesday 28 September 2010 at 23:18:00
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    The 2010 UCI World Championships route in Australia on Google Maps/Google Earth and the programmeIn a few hours, the 2010 UCI World Championships will start in the south of Australia. For the very first time in the history of the World Championships road cycling in 1927, this event takes place in Oceania.

    For the time trials the Australian organisation has set up two different race routes in Geelong and for the race in line a circuit on almost exactly the same roads in Geelong and, only for the men elite, a route connecting Melbourne to Geelong has been created. The name Melbourne 2010 for these World Championships doesn't really seem to fit ...

    In this article you'll find Google Maps with the different race routes and the corresponding race profiles. At the end of this article you can download a KML file to view the race routes in Google Earth and thus for example do a virtual fly-over!

    The programme of the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling

    2010 UCI World Championships road cyclingSince 1994 the World Championships road cycling usually start with the different time trials and this will also be the case in Australia. After a familiarisation of the race route yesterday, the espoirs (men under 23) will start in a few hours with their solo effort:
    • Wednesday 29 September 2010 - 10.00AM local time (2.00AM CET) : time trial under 23
    • Wednesday 29 September 2010 - 3.00PM local time (7.00AM CET) : time trial ladies
    • Thursday 30 September 2010 - 1.00PM local time (5.00AM CET) : time trial men elite
    On Friday and next weekend the stage in line is planned:
    • Friday 1 October 2010 - 1.00PM local time (5.00AM CET) : men under 23
    • Saturday 2 October 2010 - 1.00PM local time (5.00AM CET) : ladies
    • Sunday 3 October 2010 - 10.00AM local time (1.00AM CET) : men elite

    The race routes in Melbourne and Geelong on Google Maps and the race profiles

    The race route for the men under 23 time trial

    The espoirs (men under 23) will be the first to start this Wednesday morning in Geelong. Their time trial takes place on a 15.8 kilometer long circuit which they'll do twice for a total distance of 31.6 kilometers.

    Below you'll find a Google Maps with this race route and the profile for this time trial (two rounds). Click on the images to open them:
    The profile of the time trial men under 23 at the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling The map with the race route of the time trial men under 23 at the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling on Google Maps

    time trial espoirs (2 rounds)

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    The race route for the time trials women and elite men

    After the men under 23, the ladies will do their solo effort on Wednesday afternoon and they'll do that on the same circuit as the men the next day. These time trials will take place on a 22.8 kilometer long circuit with a total height difference of 320 meters and while the ladies will do one round on this circuit, the men have two rounds on their programme for a total distance of 45.6 kilometers.

    Below you'll find this race route on Google Maps and the profile of these time trials (one round for the ladies / two rounds for the elite men). Click on the images to open them:
    The profile of the time trial circuit for ladies/elite men on the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling The race route of the time trial for ladies/elite men on the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling on Google Maps

    time trial ladies (1 round) / elite men (2 rounds)

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    The race route for the stage in line - espoirs, ladies (Geelong) and elite men (Melbourne > Geelong)

    On Friday 1st of October the espoirs will do 10 tours on a 15.9 kilometer long circuit in Geelong (159 km), a circuit which is similar to the one being used for the time trials. The total height difference in this circuit is 245 meters and after a few rounds some of the riders will definitely start to feel the steep and short climbs!

    The next day, the ladies do 8 tours on the same circuit (127,2 km) while the elite men will ride this circuit no less than 11 times after having connected Melbourne to Geelong over 87.7 kilometers. The total distance for the race in line for men is thus 262.6 kilometers.

    Below you'll find the race route on Google Maps and the corresponding profile for the race in line for elite men. The circuit in Geelong is the same for elite men, ladies and espoirs and this is thus the last part of the race route shown below for the elite men. Click on the images to open them:
    The profile of the race in line at the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling The race route of the race in line at the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling on Google Maps

    races in line

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    source profiles and race routes: melbourne2010.com.au

    The race routes in Melbourne and Geelong downloadable in Google Earth

    Would you like to do a virtual fly-over over the race route as if you were there? And that even without getting into a plane to get in Australia? Or would you simply like to see the race routes of all races of these 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling in Melbourne / Geelong in Australia on one simple map?

    >> Download the KML file with the race routes of the 2010 UCI World Championships road cycling in Google Earth!

    The race route of the 2010 UCI World Championships in video

    And to get to see the Australian roads really up close ... you can watch the video of the race recognition (early this year) by one of the Dutch participants, Koen de Kort of the Skil-Shimano team:

    source: CyclingTips

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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    | Roland TISSIER | wednesday 29 September 2010 at 8:34:15

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