The Raiders (from Europe) will only have to travel long distances for the Cyclo-Cross World Championships in the United States at the end of January; The same goes for the World Road Championships in Australia at the end of September.
The organization had previously done the betting round (or rather two rounds) in Wollongong, 82 kilometers south of Sydney.
The French sports newspaper L’Equipe says that even now they know they have to finish around. It will be a great trip after a long trip to Australia. For women, it will also be the longest World Cup: 174 kilometers.
For comparison: last year it was 158 km in Louvre, compared to 143 km in Imola the previous year. At 175 kilometers, women face 2660 vertical meters.
Men have to cover more distances than they have done in a long time: no less than 275 kilometers. The villa has been so far back under the wheels since 1987. Also the number of altitudes is certainly not small: 4666. This is comparable to, for example, Liège-Bastogne-Liège (and there are mountains with fewer altitudes on tour, but the distance is shorter ..)
When Julian Alabilip became world champion in Louvain last season, he did it in 268 kilometers and had to cross over 2300 altimeters.
Time trials in Australia are relatively short. Both women and men have to cross 35.8 kilometers and are provided with 330 altitudes. The latter seems to be good news for Tom Dumoulin because the curriculum cannot be named flat if it is such a short distance.
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