2023: World Road Race Championship

The courses for the 2023 Road Cycling Championships (Road Race and Time Trial) have  broadly been released with different starting points for the Men’s and Women’s road races leading to the finishing circuits in Glasgow.

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2023: World Road Race Championship

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The men’s road race during the 2023 World Cycling Championships in Glasgow (Scotland) is no less than 277.6 kilometers long. It is the longest championship road race since 1981, when the men covered 281.4 kilometres in Prague. The women will race 157.4 kilometres in Scotland next year.

The UCI has broadly presented the courses of the 2023 World Championships. The men’s road race will start in Edinburgh. After a transition section of more than 133 kilometres, the riders take to the local course in Glasgow. There are ten laps of 14.4 kilometres. In total, the men ride 277.6 kilometres, with 3,167 altimeters.

The women will start their road race in Loch Lomond in 2023. After a transition section of 62.6 kilometers, six more local laps in Glasgow follow, making up a distance of 157.4 kilometers and almost 2,000 altimeters. The Under 23 men ride the same course, but one more Glasgow lap. The men’s juniors (nine laps) and women’s juniors (five laps) will remain on the Glasgow circuit.

Entering from Glasgow’s west end, the road race route navigates the city starting with a climb to Park Circus and panoramic views across Kelvingrove Park before heading into the city centre, passing the Glasgow School of Art, University of Strathclyde, and the historic Glasgow Cathedral. The circuit then takes riders back west, passing the Gallery of Modern Art and traversing Buchanan Street, before taking in the iconic Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Glasgow. The riders will then go along the eclectic Byres Road before racing back to conclude with an exciting finishing straight at George Square.

The city circuit in Glasgow is 14.4 kilometers long. According to the organization, several short climbs have been included (as they were for the Nationals and Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow), which makes for 193 altimeters per lap.

Stirlingshire, steeped in history, will host the Individual Time Trials from the 9 to 11 August, which will take place on a typically Scottish time trial course.

Schedule 2023:

– Junior Road Races: Saturday 5 August.
– Men Elite road race: Sunday 6 August
– Individual Time Trials: 9 to 11 August
– Under 23 Men’s Road Race: Saturday 12 August
– Women Elite road race: Sunday 13 August


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