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The race course of the World Championships cycling in Copenhagen (Denmark) on Google Maps/Google Earth

Added: friday 23 September 2011 at 8:51:00
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    The race course of the World Championships cycling in Copenhagen (Denmark) on Google Maps/Google EarthSince the start of this week the city of Copenhagen in Denmark receives the World Championships Road Cycling 2011. This annual event organised since 1927 allows to determine which rider will wear the rainbow jersey for one year. It comprises a time trial and a race in line for each of the categories (ladies, juniors, espoirs and elites).

    In this article you'll find all details about the race course of the race in line which took place today for the junior ladies (9.30AM-11.55AM) and men U23 (1.00PM-5.15PM), tomorrow (Saturday 24) for the junior men (9.00AM-12.30PM) and ladies elite (1.30PM-5.15PM) and finally on Sunday for the men elite (10.00AM-5.05PM).

    The race route on Google Maps

    First I'd like to present the details of the race route of the race in line. It will, as usual in the World Championships, be a circuit and close to Copenhagen (it's in fact at about twenty kilometers north of Copenhagen, in the Rudersdal) this circuit will be 14 kilometers long.

    In each lap, the riders will climb 105 meters and the finish will also be slightly climbing, in Geel Skov.

    The distances are different for each of the categories, based on the number of laps:
    - junior ladies: 5 laps for a distance of 70 kilometers
    - men U23: 12 laps for a distance of 168 kilometers
    - junior men: 9 laps for a distance of 126 kilometers
    - ladies elite: 10 laps for a distance of 140 kilometers
    - men elite: 266 kilometers: leaving from the city center of Copenhagen, the men first follow a part of the race course which brings them to the circuit over a distance of 28 kilometers; once they arrive on the circuit, they'll do 17 laps to get to a total distance of 266 kilometers

    Here you'll find the race course on Google Maps.
    You can also download this race course in Google Earth and for example use it to do a virtual fly-over of the race as if you were there at the World Championships in Denmark by clicking on the following link:
    > Download the KML file with the race course of the World Championships Cycling on Road Route 2011 in Google Earth

    The profile of the World Championships on Road 2011 in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Here you can find the profile of this race course, including the 28 kilometer long course from Copenhagen to the circuit. Click on it to zoom in on it.
    The profile of the World Championships Cycling on Road 2011 in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    You can also check out the detailed profile of the circuit in the Rudersdal :
    The profile of the circuit of the World Championships Cycling on Road 2011 in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    The race course of the World Championships Cycling on Road 2011 in Copenhagen (Denmark) in video

    In order to get to know really everything you wanted about the circuit of this race course, you can check out the two videos below:
    > the video of the race course filmed from a car (not provided by the organizer)

    > the video of the race course in a virtual fly-over with Google Earth (remember you can also do this virtual fly-over, stopping wherever you want to see it more in detail by using the KML file above)
    You can see that it climbs a bit at several places and the finish is not completely flat either. It isn't however a difficult race course ... The only difficulty could come from the repetition of the circuit ... we'll see whether the sprinters will manage to survive or whether this wear-out race is better adapted to a strong rider like a certain Philippe Gilbert for example!

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. C'est la remarque que j'ai faite hier dans une discussion sur le parcours. Au départ, je n'arrêtais pas de lire "parcours plat, plat, plat" ... Cette petite bosse à la fin de chaque (combinée aux deux autres) risque de faire mal aux pattes au fil des tours. Je parierais + sur un puncheur qu'un sprinteur ici.

    | Mrmoving | friday 23 September 2011 at 17:03:05

  2. Je ne comprends pas très bien l'objectif de cette compétition annuel ! Je suis du Québec et lors de la fin de semaine du 9 au 11 septembre avait lieu chez-nous le Grand Prix cycliste (ProTour, UCI) à laquelle participait les "grands" ! Philippe Gilbert terminant premier à Québec, amassait 80 points et détrônait Cadel Evans au premier rang du classement mondial; alors si Gilbert était assuré à partir de cet instant d'être le numéro 1 au monde, alors pourquoi se présente-t-il dimanche le 25 sept. à Copenhagen ?

    Si quelqu'un peut m'instruire sur les enjeux de ce Championnat du Monde, je l'apprécierais grandement !

    Merci beaucoup d'avance,
    Pierre Mailhiot du Québec, Canada

    | Pierre Mailhiot | saturday 24 September 2011 at 2:51:40

  3. Déjà deux titres pour les Français.

    L'apothéose demain car à la vue de la course Junior ou Espoir, il y a de la place.
    D'ailleurs, les Juniors ont montré l'exemple en faisant une course de mouvement dès le premier tour.

    La répétition de la bosse mais minimes va faire mal et, nos meilleurs alliés seront les Belges, les Hollandais, les iTALIENS qui n'ont pas de purs sprinteurs dans leurs sélections.

    | david | saturday 24 September 2011 at 12:29:05

  4. en réponse a Pierre Mailhiot, le panache et la fierté d'un pays, voilà l'enjeu !

    | giscard 43 | sunday 25 September 2011 at 10:29:47

  5. en réponse a Pierre Mailhiot
    La course dont tu parles est une course du pro tour, ou chaque coureur reçoit un certain nombre de points en fonction de son classement à cette course et de la notoriété de la course. Elle débouche sur un classement mondial (un peu comme en ski le globe de crystal) Le championnat du monde est une course d'un jour où le gagnant est déclaré champion du monde ce qui lui donne l'année suivante le droit de rouler avec le "maillot arc en ciel" (dans la discipline où il a gagné, c-à-d en ligne quand c'est une course en ligne CLM quand c'est un contre la montre)

    | Henry Estiévenart | tuesday 18 September 2012 at 13:36:05

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