22 October 2010

UCI World Championship Road Race in Copenhagen

Not everyday you'll see lycra on this blog but here's a promo film about next year's UCI World Championship Road Race.

The time trial is going be a hoot. Because this is a high profile event, the city of Copenhagen is going to be highjacked by the race. Which is cool. The start and finish line will be on Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard right next to city hall and the route will cover most of the city centre and some suburbs.

The road race will have a start and finish on Geels Hill in the municipality of Rudersdal. According to the head of the Danish Cyclists Union, former racing cyclist Jesper Worre;

"We have created an interesting and demanding circuit going up Geels Hill. With no less than 20 laps of 14 km, we are convinced that it will be a very tuff and varied World Championship in Denmark 2011".

Some good climbs in the hills to the north of the city and a beautiful scenic area.

Looking forward to the time trial more than anything though. Right in the heart of the city.