Olympic Individual Time Trial and Paralympic Cycling courses complete Olympic cycling road routes

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced the routes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycling Individual Time Trial event and the Paralympic cycling road race, Individual Time Trial and Team Relay events. With this announcement, courses for all Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic road cycling events are now confirmed, following the unveiling of the Olympic Road Race routes on 9 August.

The courses approved today will all start and end at the historic Fuji Speedway motor racing circuit, routing in between around the surrounding area against the scenic backdrop of Mount Fuji. The course features many gradients and downhill sections and is likely to provide some interesting races.

Olympic Cycling 

Individual Time Trial (men/women)

  • Start and finish: Fuji Speedway

  • Distance: men’s course approximately 44.2km (two laps of 22.1km); women’s course approximately 22.1km (one lap of 22.1km)

  • Elevation gain: men’s course approximately 846m; women’s course approximately 423m

Paralympic Cycling

Road Race (men/women) classes B, H1 to 5, T1 and 2, C1 to 5 

  • Start and finish: Fuji Speedway 

  • Distance: approximately 13.2km per lap

Individual Time Trial (men/women) classes B, H1 to 5, T1 and 2, C1 to 5 

  • Start and finish: Fuji Speedway 

  • Distance: approximately 8.0km per lap

Team Relay (mixed) classes H1 to 5 

  • Start and finish: Fuji Speedway 

  • Distance: approximately 2.7km per lap 

Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 CEO, commented: “Following the approval of the cycling road courses for the Olympic Games this August, I am delighted that all cycling road courses at Tokyo 2020 have now been finalised. The Olympic and Paralympic cycling courses will be quite challenging, traversing rugged up-and-down terrain near Mount Fuji. The spectacle of the world’s top athletes battling it out on these courses is bound to excite audiences. We will continue to work closely with Shizuoka prefecture and related parties on preparations for the road cycling events.”

David Lappartient, President of the UCI, stated: “The UCI has been working in close collaboration with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to design the courses of the Olympic Individual Time Trial and the Paralympic Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Team Relay events. With the Olympic Road Race routes already revealed, all road cycling events have now been unveiled. The combination of the stunning scenery of the Mount Fuji region and the stern challenge that the Olympic and Paralympic courses will deliver a fantastic spectacle for cycling fans in Japan and across the world, and we’re looking forward with anticipation and excitement to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Games.”

“I am excited to see the road race courses released for the Tokyo Paralympic Games with just under two years to go, said 14-time Paralympic champion Sarah Storey from Great Britain. It’s the first time Para-cyclists have had a notice period of this length and it will assist everyone greatly with their preparations. Just like the Olympic Games, the courses use the Fuji Speedway which is another first in providing parallel opportunity and exposure at the Paralympic Games. I’m delighted to see the course model being used at Yorkshire 2019 is already being adopted again and it will provide continuity of experience for riders, staff and spectators which is fantastic. The courses themselves will provide an all-round challenge to riders and will suit a tough all-round rider, meaning races are likely to be wide open and preparations will be key.”

Thomas Rohregger, former Olympic road cyclist and UCI Technical Advisor, added: “Athletes wishing to perform well in the Olympic time trial will need to pull out all the stops. The course along the Fuji Speedway area is a challenging one combining long straights and undulating terrain. It will also offer a unique setting with its fan-packed motor racing circuit and the spectacular Mount Fuji as a backdrop.”

You may access to and download the following material on www.uci.org

  • Men Olympic Individual Time Trial (see)

  • Women Olympic Individual Time Trial (see)

  • Paralympic Road Race - B, H1-5, T1-2, C1-5 (see)

  • Paralympic Time Trial - B, H1-5, T1-2, C1-5 (see)

  • Paralympic Team Relay - H1-5 (see)

Source: UCI press release