Following a two-day inspection and technical meetings held in Trento, northern Italy, slight adjustments have been made to the routes for this year’s European Road Championships from September 9 to 13.
A detailed technical/organisational briefing has finalised the framework of the event that will assign 13 European titles within five days.
During the meeting, the final circuit where all the road races will take place was slightly modified. The updated route is 13.2km and keeps the altimetric difficulty of the Povo climb.
After 73.2km, including the ascent towards Cadine, the San Udalrico Pass and the Bondone climb towards Candriai, the elite men’s road race ends with eight laps of the final circuit for a total distance of 179km.
For the other road races, the number of final circuit laps has been adjusted according to the categories.
The routes of the time-trials have also been adjusted for a total length of 22.4km. All these races will take place on the same route, which will start from the Muse Sciences in Trento, ending in the Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici.
“During this meeting and the inspections we were able to meet the managers of the key sectors and discuss with them the best solution to guarantee the smooth running of the event,” said UEC vice-president Agata Lang and general secretary Enrico Dalla Casa.
“We noticed the passionate commitment of everyone and the strong desire to set up a high-level event, which we were certain of from the very beginning.”
Elda Verones, director of Trento Monte Bondone Valle dei Laghi tourist board, said they faced the logistical and organisational challenge of bringing this event into the historic centre of Trento with enthusiasm.
“Along with UEC, Eurovision and Rai, we have gone through every detail and we believe we have taken an important step forward in our organisational work. Now we’ve got seven months of work left and we’ll do our best.”
Here is the updated 2020 UEC Road European Championships schedule:
Wednesday, September 9:
Junior women ITT – 22.4km
Junior men ITT – 22.4km
Team relay (men/women TTT) – 44.8km (two laps of 22.4km)
Thursday, September 10:
Elite women ITT – 22.4km
U23 women ITT – 22.4km
U23 men ITT – 22.4km
Elite men ITT – 22.4km
Friday, September 11:
Junior men road race – 107km (eight laps of 13.2km)
Junior women road race – 67.6km (five laps of 13.2km)
U23 women road race – 80.6km (six laps of 13.2km)
Saturday, September 12:
U23 men road race – 133.4km (10 laps of 13.2km)
Elite women road race – 107km (eight laps of 13.2km)
Sunday, September 13:
Elite men road race – 179km (73.2km + eight laps of 13.2km)