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Tuscany 2013: the World Championships 2013 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

Added: friday 20 September 2013 at 23:49:00
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    Tuscany 2013: the World Championships 2013 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthWhile we're still only guessing about what will be the race route of the Tour de France 2014, the race route of the World Championships 2013 is of course already well known.

    Well, that's what I thought but having a look on the maps on the official website of this edition of the World Championships which will start this Sunday in Tuscany and mainly around the city of Florence, I realised they were not that precise and that it is difficult to know where exactly the riders searching for rainbow stripes will go!


    With the usual race routes on Google Maps/Google Earth by velowire.com, you'll most probably find an answer to this problem because you can zoom on these maps as much as you want! Hereunder you'll thus find the race routes of the different races on the programme of the World Championships "Toscana 2013" on Google Maps and at the end of the article you can download a KML file which will allow you to see these maps in Google Earth.

    The programme

    The whole week, the area around Florence will thus receive these World Road Cycling Championships 2013, following the programme below:
    • Saturday 21 September 2013:
      training team time trials
    • Sunday 22 September 2013:
      - morning (10.00AM): team time trial Women Elite between Pistoia and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 42.79 km
      - afternoon (2.00PM): team time trial Men Elite between Montecatini Terme and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 57.20 km
    • Monday 23 September 2013:
      - morning (10.00AM): individual time trial Junior Women between Cascine in Florence and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 16.27 km
      - afternoon (2.00PM): individual time trial Men U23 between Pistoia and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 43.49 km
    • Tuesday 24 September 2013:
      - morning (10.00AM): individual time trial Junior Men between Cascine in Florence and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 22.05 km
      - afternoon (2.30PM): individual time trial Women Elite between Cascine in Florence and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 22.05 km
    • Wednesday 25 September 2013:
      - individual time trial Men Elite between Montecatini Terme and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 57.9 km
    • Thursday 26 September 2013:
      entraînements courses en ligne
    • Friday 27 September 2013:
      - morning (8.30AM): race in line Junior Women with start and finish at the Mandela Forum in Florence - 82.85 km
      - afternoon (1.00PM): race in line Men U23 between Montecatini Terme and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 173.19 km
    • Saturday 28 September 2013:
      - morning (8.30AM): race in line Junior Men between Montecatini Terme and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 140.05 km
      - afternoon (2.15PM): race in line Women Elite between Montecatini Terme and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 140.05 km
    • Sunday 29 September 2013:
      race in line Men Elite between Lucca and the Mandela Forum in Florence - 272.26 km

    The team time trials

    Like last year, these World Road Cycling Championships 2013 will start with the team time trials, which were organised for the very first time last year.

    The women will start in Pistoia and go off towards the Mandela Forum in Florence, while the men will start a bit further away from this final destination, in Montecatini Terme.

    Hereunder you'll find the race routes of these races on Google Maps and the corresponding profiles. Click on the images to open them.

    team time trial Women Elite

    The profile of the team time trial Women Elite of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the team time trial Women Elite of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    team time trial Women Elite

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    team time trial Men Elite

    The profile of the team time trial Men Elite of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the team time trial Men Elite of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    team time trial Men Elite

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    The individual time trials

    From Monday till Wednesday the the riders will continue with the individual effort in the individual time trials for the different participants in these World Championships 2013.

    individual time trial Junior Women - 16.27 km

    The Junior Women will be the first to do this individual effort and will ride the shortest distance, 16.27 kilometers.
    The profile of the individual time trial Junior Women of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the individual time trial Junior Women of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    individual time trial Junior Women

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    individual time trial Men U23 - 43.49 km

    The Men U23 will triple that distance the same day, starting in Pistoia.
    The profile of the individual time trial Men U23 of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the individual time trial Men U23 of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    individual time trial Men U23

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    individual time trial Junior Men - 22.05 km

    The next day, the Junior Men and Women Elite will use exactly the same race route, over 22.05 kilometers, with start and finish in Florence but with an additional part back and forth to get to this longer distance.
    The profile of the individual time trial Junior Men of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the individual time trial Junior Men of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    individual time trial Junior Men

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    individual time trial Women Elite - 22.05 km

    The profile of the individual time trial Women Elite of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the individual time trial Women Elite of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    individual time trial Women Elite

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    individual time trial Men Elite - 57.9 km

    The Men elite will, as usual, do the longest distance in this individual effort, at these World Championships they'll do so by starting in Montecatini Terme.
    The profile of the individual time trial Men Elite of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the individual time trial Men Elite of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    individual time trial Men Elite

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    Races in line

    From Friday, the races in line will take place, including a circuit in Florence which contains two climbs, one big one of 4.37 kilometers with an average steepness of 5.2% (going up to 9%) towards Fiesole and the climb in the via Salvati over 600 meters with an average steepness of 10.2% and a maximum of 16%!

    The riders will have to go up these climbs in each of the laps on this circuit and they will thus be done up to 10 times by the Men elite!

    race in line Junior Women - 82.85 km

    Again, the Junior Women will start first and they'll do 5 laps on the circuit of 16.57 kilometers, for a total distance of 82.85 kilomètres.
    The profile of the race in line Junior Women of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the race in line Junior Women of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    race in line Junior Women

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    race in line Men U23 - 173.19 km

    The profile of the race in line Men U23 of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the race in line Men U23 of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    race in line Men U23

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    race in line Junior Men - 140.05 km

    The profile of the race in line Junior Men of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the race in line Junior Men of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    race in line Junior Men

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    race in line Women Elite - 140.05 km

    The profile of the race in line Women Elite of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the race in line Women Elite of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    race in line Women Elite

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    race in line Men Elite - 272.26 km

    In the race part which will be used to approach the circuit, the Men elite will come through Collodi and pass in front of the Pinocchio Park, which will honour the mascotte and logo of these World Championships!
    The profile of the race in line Men Elite of the World Championships 2013 The map with the race route of the race in line Men Elite of the World Championships 2013 on Google Maps

    race in line Men Elite

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    The World Championships 2013 race route in Google Earth

    Do you prefer to see these race routes in Google Earth or would you like to do a virtual fly-over of one of the race routes, maybe looking for the beautiful Piazza del Duomo? That's possible, by downloading the KML file below and opening it in Google Earth!

    >> Download the World Championships 2013 race route in Google Earth

    The race route of the World Championships 2013 in Google Earth

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 4 comments!
  1. Clair et merveilleusement précis... et les sélectionnés Français (surtout chez les "masculins" )devraient très bien se comporter sur un tel parcours super exigeant!

    | Pierre CROLAIS | saturday 21 September 2013 at 20:32:36

  2. Bonjour,

    j'ai la sensation que ce parcours a encore été survendu par les organisateurs, et que les médias ont suivi sans se poser de question. La longue montée ne possède pas de très fort pourcentages (seulement 1.5km à plus de 6%) et le petit mur de 600m étirera certainement le peloton, mais on sais que dans un championnat du monde, l'élastique se tend souvent, mais casse rarement.

    Je pense que Mendrisio était plus difficile.

    | Olivier73 | wednesday 25 September 2013 at 22:21:36

  3. En effet, sur les courses juniors et moins de 21 ans, il y a eu peu d'écart, avec à chaque fois un groupe de 20-25 qui se joue la victoire dans le dernier raidillon.

    Et, comme les pro ne vont pas faire une course de mouvement mais attendre les deux derniers tours (dixit Froome), on va arriver à ce scénario, qui peut être favorable pour un Peter Sagan ou un Cancellara.
    Côté français, on peut jouer sur deux cartes, Voeckler, mais il doit s'isoler et Vichot, assez rapide en petit groupe.

    Nos alliés les Espagnols qui doivent faire une course de mouvement et les Italiens pour éliminer les rouleurs comme Cancellara.

    Un autre alié la météo pourrie

    | david G | sunday 29 September 2013 at 7:53:54

  4. Si GESBERT n'avait pas pris une sérieuse gamelle, hier, il aurait été dans le coup avec BONNAMOUR et ç'autait sûrement déclenché de vraies "hostilités" bien avant le dernier tour ! Mais avec des si....
    Par ailleurs, un championnat du monde, même chez les "élites" est toujours une course certes tactique mais aussi très ouverte et dynamique. Ŕ confirmer cet après-midi...quelle que soit la météo.
    P 22

    | Pierre CROLAIS | sunday 29 September 2013 at 8:59:43

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