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[Bonus Contest] - The new UCI Road World Championships

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[Bonus Contest] - The new UCI Road World Championships

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Bonus Contest - The new UCI Road World Championships

So, the UCI president in person, Mr Lappartient, just declared that UCI is searching a new city for hosting the 2020 UCI road World Championships

Requirements:
- Being in Europe, in one of the states with less problem with covid-19 at the moment.
- Have the route more similar possible to the original one

You are asked to draw ONLY the Men Elite individual Road Race.

There won't be a vote for this contest, but the LFR Staff will pick only ONE route and will give to the winner 25 bonus points in the overall contest ranking.

The two parameters taken into account for the evaluation will be
- Realism (for both the climb and the start/arrive)
- Similarity with the older route (lenght/percentage of climb, position in the lap, number of kms, lenght of the circuit) etc.

Deadline will be August 31, 23.59

You can deliver only one route.

Routes without the profile image and the description won't be evaluated.
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Re: [Bonus Contest] - The new UCI Road World Championships

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Arnorius wrote: 14/08/2020, 17:34
JAdmeal wrote: 14/08/2020, 16:11 maps/viewtrack/373351

I tried to recreate the WC 2020 in Liechtenstein. Currently it only has 2 Covid-19 positives and, as Liechtenstein is a little country, it's easier to organize a safe race there.
I think the route is almost identical. First 110km aprox. of flat in a circuit around the north of Liechtenstein. Then they enter the main circuit (20,2km) climbing the Triesberg (4,2km at 9%). The climb might be easier than the one they were set to climb in Martigny, but it has steeper sections of 16% so I think the difficulty would be similar.

WC Liechtenstein 2020 Road Race profile:
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Triesberg profile:
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Guess i'll have to search a new location :p Will be hard because i think this one is really good ;)
When I came with the idea of making the WC in Liechtenstein I thought I'd to make it fast because somebody will take my idea. Luckily for me I did it fast enough. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: [Bonus Contest] - The new UCI Road World Championships

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This is my race for the Contest:

Braga - Ponte de Lima - 249.93 Km - Denivel+ 4271 m
maps/viewtrack/374016

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I have already seen some route extremely similar to the original one, vey good! Then I tried to design a route in an unused country: Portugal, a country relatively safe (Champions League finals are taking place in Lisbon).
The race is set in Minho region, in northern Portugal, and starts in the biggest city in the region, Braga. There some plan kilometers near the sea and then a first easy climb near second biggest city, Viana do Castelo.
After a hundred easy kilometers, there is a first pass trough Ponte de Lima, also touristic city, and seven laps of the circuit around the climb of Boalhosa, very similar to Petit Forclaz but with a more gentle and longer downhill.
The last ten kilometers are plan, as in Martigny route but are not part of the circuit, and the finish line is in Ponte de Lima.
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maps/viewtrack/373491

This edition of the World Championships will be hosted by the city of Trieste.


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After the start in Udine, the riders will have conquered 115km before they reach Trieste. Compared to the original parcours of Martigny, we miss a climb like the one to Chamoson in this first part. However, the roads between Udine-Trieste are less flat in general, so even without a short climb it should be quite the same when it comes to the level of difficulty.
Once the riders have reached Trieste, they still have to do 7 laps of 19.1km, with each time the climb of Sella di Banne.

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The main difference with the local circuit in Martigny is a small flat plateau after the climb, about 2.5km are flat(-ish) before the riders reach the actual downhill section. Besides this, the circuit has a similar build as the one we would have seen in Switzerland.
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Re: [Bonus Contest] - The new UCI Road World Championships

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Xander66 wrote: 17/08/2020, 17:35 I just want to put out my race before someone else uses the same hosting city and/or the same climb...
I still need to make some final adjustments, after that I will make a proper description for the race.


maps/viewtrack/373491

This World Championship will take place in the city of Trieste, with the Sella di Banne as decisive climb.

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I was literally about to post the same track. :(

Since my route starts from Gorizia and my circuit is clockwise, descending from Padriciano instead of Opicina, I will entry my Trieste route as part of the contest. I had already finalized it before I saw yours. In any case, I will withdraw it if Emmea says it does not count.
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davandluz wrote: 17/08/2020, 18:01
Xander66 wrote: 17/08/2020, 17:35 I just want to put out my race before someone else uses the same hosting city and/or the same climb...
I still need to make some final adjustments, after that I will make a proper description for the race.


maps/viewtrack/373491

This World Championship will take place in the city of Trieste, with the Sella di Banne as decisive climb.

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I was literally about to post the same track. :(

Since my route starts from Gorizia and my circuit is clockwise, descending from Padriciano instead of Opicina, I will entry my Trieste route as part of the contest. I had already finalized it before I saw yours. In any case, I will withdraw it if Emmea says it does not count.
Here is my entry, Trieste. maps/viewtrack/374002

251.5 Km, +3322 m of vertical gain
23.5 Km circuit, to be repeated 7 times.
Sella di Banne (4 Km, 9,9%) is the decisive climb, it starts 1.5 Km after the finish line, located in Piazza Unità d'Italia. It's very similar to the Col De La Petite Forclaz climb, it has a 200m well cured cobblestone section that should offset the altitude difference.
What differs mostly from the Martigny track is the plateau after the climb, which lasts 5 Km. Another 5 Km of flat terrain awaits the riders after the descent.

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davandluz wrote: 17/08/2020, 18:01
Xander66 wrote: 17/08/2020, 17:35 I just want to put out my race before someone else uses the same hosting city and/or the same climb...
I still need to make some final adjustments, after that I will make a proper description for the race.


maps/viewtrack/373491

This World Championship will take place in the city of Trieste, with the Sella di Banne as decisive climb.

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I was literally about to post the same track. :(

Since my route starts from Gorizia and my circuit is clockwise, descending from Padriciano instead of Opicina, I will entry my Trieste route as part of the contest. I had already finalized it before I saw yours. In any case, I will withdraw it if Emmea says it does not count.
I’m sorry about that, mate. I knew there was a risk of people having the same ideas (happened to Arnorius as well I believe) so I had to be quick.
I wouldn’t make a big deal of it, our routes are clearly different besides the climb, and it shows the climb is perfect for this contest!
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Re: [Bonus Contest] - The new UCI Road World Championships

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You might have thought it's impossible, but here it is, a very similar route in Poland.

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maps/viewtrack/374207

Poland was (so far) spared by coronavirus pandemy. Also second wave is smaller than in many European countries (like France or Germany), although the difference now is not that big. Currently 18 out of 314 municipalities are having most of the cases, but none is close to my proposed place of World Championships. The closest (Ruda Slaska) is a bit over 300 km east from Swieradów-Zdrój.

The depart and arrive cities are small and located a bit over 20 km from each other, which is similar to Aigle and Martigny. As the Swiss counterparts the settlements are old, with Lubartów gaining city status as early as in 1291.
My UCI Road World Championships ME race route starts towards not one, but two lakes (Jezioro Zlotnickie and Jezioro Lesnianskie), although "a bit" smaller than Lac Leman. There is a picturesque castle Zamek Chocha on the way. The riders would come back to the depart city, before going towards Swieradów-Zdrój. Just before first visit to this town, after around 90 flatish kilometers there's a smaller climb very similar to Chamoson (lenght, gradient, height above see level). As it doesn't have a specific name I have even allowed myself to call it Chamoson. Then the rounds begin with Stóg Izerski tackled seven times. The climb is actually 5 km long with the average of 8.8%, but the middle 4 km has the average of 9.4%, with a maximum on 100 m of 15,4%. Just as Col de la Petit Forclaz it finishes just above 900 m above see level and although it's not exactly as steep as the Swiss climb which has 4 km with 9.9%, it is at least a bit longer. After 7 laps, 19.6 km each (compared to 19.4 in Martigny) the finish line is 14.0 km after the last summit (compared to 13.2 in Martigny). The finish as in Martigny is very slightly uphill with 1-2% uphill in the last 2 km (in Martigny it's 1-1.5% and only after la flamme rouge) and exactly after 249 km as in the Swiss route. There is enough place to organise the finish area as there is a car park on one side of the road (although a bit smaller than in Martigny).

Limitations:
I am aware that the uphill/downhill road is narrow:
https://www.google.pl/maps/@50.8959299, ... 312!8i6656
narrower than in Martigny:
https://www.google.pl/maps/@46.0779216, ... 312!8i6656
I believe that's the main problem with my route. :(
You can also see that the tarmac was not ideal few years ago, I'm not sure if it is better now.

Trivia:
I am aware that Stóg Izerski from the other side is shorter and steeper (4 km of 9.8% with middle 3,5 km of 10.9%, and maximum over 100 m of 20%) probably even harder than Col de la Petit Forclaz. Unfortunately coming from the steeper side would make it difficult to organize the finish within the city and after a bit of downhill and a bit of flat. It would be possible only after not following the loop and the route towards the finish line would need to be more complicated than it should.
I was also tempted to feature Jezioro Pilchowickie in the first part of the route. It's very picturesque with an old dam, old water power plant, and an old bridge. This bridge is a proof that this part of Poland can pretend to be Switzerland. Mission Impossible 7 was supposed to be shot there with the area playing Switzerland. Unfortunately the filmmakers wanted to blow up the bridge (sic!). Thankfully when people living around realized they protested against destroying the bridge. Anyway, featuring this lake in the route was too hard, it would require either going through a bit too hilly or far too narrow roads. I went for other lakes and Zamek Czocha as a tourist attraction on the way.
There's a nice 600 meters long cobble sector in the heart of Swieradów-Zdrój. It is a pedestrianised main street, with a rather smooth cobblestones. It would be nice to include it into the lap, however again it would make the course different to the one in Martigny.
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Here's my proposal, Torino World Championships

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The race starts in the stunning Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, Part of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and goes on a counterclockwise loop Southwest of Torino, passing through some towns and cities, with Racconigi being the most interesting, with its castle also being part of the UNERCO World Heritage Sites. The riders then return within reach of Torino to take 7 laps on a circuit of 20,1 kms, featuring the famous climb of Colle di Superga. The finishing line is located in the Torino's suburb of Sassi.

PS: For some reason i couldn't mark the laps in the profile, but just for the sake of a reference, the finishing line is placed just before the start of the climb.

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Here's my entry: maps/viewtrack/374438

Beginning in Arezzo, the course ends with seven laps of a 19.12 km circuit around Assisi, featuring the climb to Eremo delle Carceri, as well as a short climb to the Piazza del Commune.

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Hello everyone !

There is my submission for this bonus contest : maps/viewtrack/373844. It is organized by UCI and Savoie Mont Blanc between Annecy and Chambéry, so in France. Not too far from Martigny and Aigle, the route goes along the lake and the real start is in Duigt, in the same place as 10th stage of Tour de France 2018. The final circuit consists in a 25km route ridden 7 times, with the Villard-Péron climb, going to the Combe de l'Ours, a various side of col de l'Épine. The maximal slope is about 15% on a small route. Finally, the finish line is exactly the same as Nantua - Chambéry won by Uran.

Here is the profile :
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Hope you will enjoy it !

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How can I get % in the graphics?
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oliveiras wrote: 22/08/2020, 20:35 How can I get % in the graphics?
On the right side of the screen, in the Controls panel, look for "Show slopes on profile" and change it to "Yes"
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With the withdraw of Martigny and Switzerland, UCI need an new plan for the organization of the 2020 World Championships with the will, due to lack of time, to make it it an country used to it and une region not to muck touched par Covid19. After planning it in Spain or in Austria with mainlty Salzburg which wanted Worlds back after 2006, but Austria got it in 2018 so ir's a no for UCI, it was decided to organize World Championship in Italy, in one of the best region fighter againt Covid19, Venetia (very few in last months).

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Used to organize World Championships in the past, and recently in Firenze, Italy is one of the country which have already organized big race since Covid19 crisis too. With Milan-Sanremo and Lombardia back, UCI knows that Italy can organize a big event in a short time. Frome Verona to Arzigano, next to Vicenze, it will be a very similar race than the one which should have been raced in Martigny. Here are the characteristics to compare :

- a 250km race, whether one kilometre shorter than the original
- 106,5km flat before circuit's entrance, against 113km in Switzerland
- a little climb (1,7km à 6,2%) 17km before circuit's entrance, similar to Chamason (1,8km à 7,4%)
- a 20,5km circuit, one kilometre longer than the in Martigny (19,5km)
- a descent a little longer (7km against 5km) and, so, a shorter flat section (5,5km and not 7km) to reach the finish line
- a major climb, Monte Cavalero, of 4km à 10,3%, very similar of Petite Forclaz (4km à 10%), with globally the similar percentage.

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Here is my Alternative Road World Championship. maps/viewtrack/375900

It will take place in Berchtesgaden in Germany. The Route is only 239,5km. The key climb is to Obersalzberg, an 4,1 km climb with an average gradient of 10,7%. From the top of the climb to the finish line there are 10km. There will be 1 long lap first, before 6 laps of 18,2km.

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Hi everyone !

Here is my track : maps/viewtrack/376110

Principal difficult :

- Col de Bluffy (2,2 km at 6,5 %)
- Col du Petit-Semnoz (x6) (5,7 km at 7,3 % / Max : 14 %)
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Well I tried to find another climb but didn't really find something. So unless there is a rule for having the same city/climb, this will be my route.

maps/viewtrack/373186

The race starts and finishes at the Rheinpark Stadium in Vaduz, this location is just outside the city, which makes it easier to control the crowd at the finish area.
The Race itself goes through 2 countries, Liechtenstein and Austria.This is because Liechtenstein itself is just too small to organise this event by itself, therefore the race follows the Rhine towards the Bodensee and then comes back towards Liechtenstein. When returning into Liechtenstein we immediately have a small climb, just around the same place in the race as in the original one. From then on the race goes to Vaduz for a local circuit of 17km with one big climb in it (4km - 9%). This is almost exaxtly the same as Martigny, just the climb is a little bit less steep. The flat sections in the local circuit are mostly straight roads, just as the race in Martigny was. The last section of the circuit is on the borders of the Rhine. The beginning of that secion is on the bike path, buth it is wide enough to ride on with cars, so there should be no problem for a bike race (see the link).


Bike path: https://www.google.be/maps/@47.114188,9 ... 704!8i4352

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Hi, this is my proposal: a WC in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. This, along with Issoire, where the race will start, are big cities, so the economic factor shouldn't be any inconvenience. The race will feature a first 115 flat kilometers, through some of the most important cities of the zone (Issoire, Riom, Pont-du-Château and an extra passage through Clermont-Ferrand). After that, the race will continue in the 19,5 km circuit, until covering 7 laps, for completing 252 km. The circuit is very similar to the Martigny one, with the 4 km climb of the Côte du Circuit de la Charade, whose top is just by the namesake automobile circuit. Its slopes are a bit softer than the swiss one, being at 8,7% (with a first kilometer at 11,1%). This will be compensated with a very little climb in the last part of the circuit, while passing by the historic centre of the town, with maximum slopes of 7-8%, that could make the circuit a bit more exciting and susceptible to attacks, especially in the last lap if the race isn't decided yet.

Link of the track: maps/viewtrack/375925

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I think you kinda know me a bit now, and some of you might have known that I will choose to draw this New UCI Road World Championship in my home land, the Franche-Comté in France.

So here we are !

maps/viewtrack/376735

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So yes, the race is a bit different of the one that UCI draw in Martigny but if you pay a close attention, you'll see that I keep the same spirit with a selective and hard race but realistic and potentially doable.
Haute-Saône is a well-know place in cycling due to its place in Tour de France those last years. The idea of having an final climb in a UCI RWC is not new but original enough to have a race quite unleashed. The circuit is made of two climb the col des chevrères and the col de la croix-fayot, two difficult climb but relatively short (less than 10km for Chevrères)

I hope you like my trace and my risk taking on this contest ^^


Edit : I've just learn that the idea of having the WC in Haute-Saône just pop into the head of FFC. I swear that when I began the trace, I had no idea...
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benoît.guillot wrote: 29/08/2020, 14:52 I think you kinda know me a bit now, and some of you might have known that I will choose to draw this New UCI Road World Championship in my home land, the Franche-Comté in France.

So here we are !

maps/viewtrack/376735

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So yes, the race is a bit different of the one that UCI draw in Martigny but if you pay a close attention, you'll see that I keep the same spirit with a selective and hard race but realistic and potentially doable.
Haute-Saône is a well-know place in cycling due to its place in Tour de France those last years. The idea of having an final climb in a UCI RWC is not new but original enough to have a race quite unleashed. The circuit is made of two climb the col des chevrères and the col de la croix-fayot, two difficult climb but relatively short (less than 10km for Chevrères)

I hope you like my trace and my risk taking on this contest ^^


Edit : I've just learn that the idea of having the WC in Haute-Saône just pop into the head of FFC. I swear that when I began the trace, I had no idea...
I wanted to do the same :-)
The only difference in my project was the start, I thinked to Lure, because I planned to make less "flat" :-)
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Re: [Bonus Contest] - The new UCI Road World Championships

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HPRMP wrote: 29/08/2020, 16:53
benoît.guillot wrote: 29/08/2020, 14:52 I think you kinda know me a bit now, and some of you might have known that I will choose to draw this New UCI Road World Championship in my home land, the Franche-Comté in France.

So here we are !

maps/viewtrack/376735

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So yes, the race is a bit different of the one that UCI draw in Martigny but if you pay a close attention, you'll see that I keep the same spirit with a selective and hard race but realistic and potentially doable.
Haute-Saône is a well-know place in cycling due to its place in Tour de France those last years. The idea of having an final climb in a UCI RWC is not new but original enough to have a race quite unleashed. The circuit is made of two climb the col des chevrères and the col de la croix-fayot, two difficult climb but relatively short (less than 10km for Chevrères)

I hope you like my trace and my risk taking on this contest ^^


Edit : I've just learn that the idea of having the WC in Haute-Saône just pop into the head of FFC. I swear that when I began the trace, I had no idea...
I wanted to do the same :-)
The only difference in my project was the start, I thinked to Lure, because I planned to make less "flat" :-)
Hahahaha ! That was my first idea too ! However I thought it too evident, because I know Haute Saône President and what he wants for his department with cycling... I think it will be the real route for this year.
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