WTRL #102 – Watopia Waistband
Course Notes – 1 Laps + Lead-In – 27.8km (101m elevation)
After the unknown of Greater London 8, the WTRL is back in Watopia on a course that has been raced a few times over the last year or so, last time back in October 2020
Watopia Waistband starts in the desert and that means FLAT. In fact the first ‘rise’ doesn’t come until 10km, as you climb out of said desert and then swing left and down through the trees to the tunnels.
After you are out of the tunnel – watch the 3% exit – there is the false flat drag up through the hairpins and then sweep down into the villas (cobbles) and on down to the flat road to the Volcano via a gravel section. Heavier riders just need to watch for gaps during this ‘descent’
Finally you have the kicker around the back of the Volcano (5% max for 100m) before racing for home via the seafront and back into the desert for 4km
Listed details below. Distances are full race distance, starting from the pens.
|0km||2.5km||0%||Desert blast – get into a rhythm and push early|
|10.0km||900m||3-4%||Climb out of the desert, caution for splits but turns possible|
|16km||900m||1-2% Av||False flat around hairpins to villas|
|24km||4km||Into the desert and build for a big finish|