A Big Week for Geelong

2010 UCI World Road Cycling Championships logoThe biggest week ever for cycling in Geelong is upon us.  In fact the 2010 UCI Road Cycling Championships are probably going to be the most important sporting event that Geelong will ever host.  200,000 or so spectators are expected to line the course, with millions more from around the world watching the action unfold on TV.
Competition gets underway on Wednesday with the Under 23 Mens and Elite Womans time trials, and finishes with the Elite Mens road race on Sunday.  Most of the racing will be on variations of a circuit around the streets of Geelong, with the only exception being the Elite Mens road race which starts in Melbourne before heading to Geelong to do 11 laps of the circuit.

Competition Schedule
Event Date Start Time Distance Laps
Under 23 Mens – Time Trial September 29th 10am 31.8km 2
Elite Women – Time Trial September 29th 3pm 22.9km 1
Elite Men – Time Trial September 30th 1pm 45.8km 2
Under 23 Men – Road Race October 1st 1pm 159km 10
Elite Women – Road Race October 2nd 1pm 127.2km 8
Elite Men – Road Race October 3rd 10am 262.7km 11

Event precincts will be set up around the course with large viewing screens, entertainment and activities.  See the Event Precincts page of the Melbourne 2010 website.

The is also a chance for the public to ride the course on the Sunday morning before the Elite Mens road race.

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