London 2012 Olympic road race route announced
Olympic 2012 cycle road race route.
2012 Olympic cycling road race has been confirmed and will be starting at the Mall in central London & heading west through London’s Westminster Kensington Chelsea Hammersmith Fulham crossing over the river Thames at Putney then into Richmond Park back over Richmond bridge Bushy Park Hampton Court Palace into surrey thru Walton on Thames Weybridge West Byfleet West Horsley and Dorking and then up the famous Box Hill (the famous Ball Buster Duathlon hill) zig zag with its speed bumps which is repeated several times. This will create carnage and split the group, the chasers will have to work hard back through Leatherhead Esher Hampton Court Kingston Richmond then retracing the same route back to the sprint finish in the Mall (close to Buckingham Palace
Men’s race this will help make up the distance expected to be 149-165 miles (239-265 km) including 9 laps which climbs up box hill in Surrey 120m each time during the 2.5km zig zag up hill section.
Expect the mens cycle road race to last around 6 hours.
Women’s race will be 130-140km (81-87 miles) including 2 laps which climbs 120m each time during the 2.5km zig zag up hill section.
Expect the womens olympic cycle road race to last around 3.5 hours.
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The original circuit put forward in London 2012 Olympic bid took in laps of Regents Park to Hampstead Heath but the UCI (Union Cylciste International) rejected this route
Starts from Buckingham Palace in the Mall and finishes in the Mall.
And the new course sees both the men's race (265km/165miles) and women's race (140km/87miles) start in front of Buckingham Palace on The Mall.
Both routes then cross the River Thames at Putney before heading into Richmond and Bushey Parks, and into the lanes of Surrey.
The peloton will then race several laps of Box Hill, a 2.5km climb which ascends 120m - perfect for a breakaway to make its mark. The men will ride nine laps, the women two.
The race will then head back to the capital, via Leatherhead, Esher and Richmond Park, before setting up a spectacular finish on The Mall.
This Olympic cycle race will go thru six London Boroughs to the East of London
Westminster -Kensington & Chelsea -Hammersmith & Fulham – Wandsworth – Richmond upon Thames – Kingston upon Thames
Provisional dates for the both cycle road races are
Men’s cycle race Saturday 28th July 2012 – 145 Olympic riders
Woman’s cycle race 29th July 2012 – 67 Olympic riders
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