Women Elite Road Race

Women Elite Road Race

It wouldn’t be a UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong without an iconic coastal passage.

The Elite athletes will commence in the northern hamlet of Helensburgh, bordering Royal National Park north of Wollongong, before travelling south to Stanwell Tops, then passing by the region’s famous Bald Hill lookout.

Descending toward the city via Coalcliff and along the inimitable Sea Cliff Bridge. The athletes will traverse the northern beaches of the region including Stanwell Park, Coalcliff, Clifton, Scarborough, Wombarra, Coledale, Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli, heading to Wollongong.

The Women Elite Road Race has two further components – the Mount Keira Loop that is a greatest ascent of the event, and the Wollongong City Circuit.

This course has it all – beach, cliffs, sub-tropical rainforest and a big finish in the heart of the city. 

Date
Time
Start
Finish
Laps

Distance
Total elevation

Saturday 24 September
11:55 – 17:00 
Helensburgh
Marine Drive
Mount Keira Loop x 1
Wollongong City Circuit x 6
164.3km
2433m

Format of events

Road Race: The event is a single ‘mass start’ road race, the winner being the first across the line at the completion of the full race distance. This is usually conducted as a circuit race of approximately 15 -25km which may start from another point before entering the circuit

Individual time trial (ITT): An event in which cyclists race alone against the clock on flat or rolling terrain, or up a mountain road. Cyclists start the race at different times so that each start is fair and equal

Team time trial mixed relay (TTT): A road-based bicycle race in which teams of cyclists race against the clock. Cyclists start the race at different times so that each start is fair and equal