The international cycling union and the organizing committee for the Olympic and Paralympic games Tokyo have announced the routes on which the world’s top cyclists will compete for medals in the men’s and women’s road races. Fans who want to watch live action of Olympic Road Cycling at Tokyo Olympic summer 2020 can buy Olympic Road Cycling Tickets online.

The men will complete on a 230km route and nearly route is 5000m of elevation gain. Setting out from Musashinonomori Park in Chofu western Tokyo they will head through fabulous landscapes towards the iconic Mount Fuji taking in three areas route Kanagawa Yamanashi and Shizuoka.

Tokyo 2020: Challenging route for Olympic Road Cycling race events
Tokyo 2020: Challenging route for Olympic Road Cycling race events

Race will end on the Fuji Speedway the motorsport race track that has hosted Formula 1 Grand Prix events. Already battling it out for the medals in the final approach the cyclists will have to tackle three difficult ascents including the Mikuni Pass at an altitude of 1,171m and requiring a climb of 6.8km, 4km section of which has a gradient of 12 per cent.

Women’s race will cover 137km route and the course will be even more difficult than at the Games in Rio. With a total elevation gain of 2,692m the route will see the cyclists climb 1,101m more than their counterparts on the Carioca course in 2016.

Olympian and UCI Technical Advisor said. “The local Organizing Committee and the UCI have chosen spectacular courses that will suit the Olympic format perfectly. It will be difficult to control the race and this will allow for lots of attacking and aggressive riding in the first stages of the races. The distances and elevation gain will require the riders to make perfect tactical decisions if they wish to win Olympic medals.”

Tokyo 2020: Challenging route for Olympic Road Cycling race events
Tokyo 2020: Challenging route for Olympic Road Cycling race events

The course will traverse the lower slopes of Mount Fuji and follow some of the dedicated cycling routes around Lake Yamanakako. The last part of the race will see the rider’s complete circuits around the Fuji Speedway.  

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said. “During the second half of the course cyclists will face tough terrain around Mount Fuji one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks. All in all it will be an imposing course that will offer increasing excitement as it progresses with the elevation changes providing some of the most daunting challenges of recent Games. We look forward to welcoming top athletes from around the world with an atmosphere that will be reminiscent of legendary European road races of the past.”

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