Course Notes – 3 Laps inc Lead In – 26.8km

Mostly flat with (I think) one of the more ridiculous names for a feature – the Leg Snapper (how is this different to any other short climb that it needs a name?)

The climb comes at 5km, 13.8km and 22.8km respectively, spread across 3 laps. Stick to your agreed Team W/KG for the 450m/7% effort – try and push the effort each lap and make sure you also push right over the top and onto the downslope before any easing off. It will be hard to get back together due to the speeds on the way down if you lose someone. Be mindful of the little kicker for 150m on the way down.

More details below. All distances are based on full race distance from Start Pens. Use button above to print off simplified notes page for DS-ing.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW RACE TIME PREDICTOR YET? – Find out your Team’s likely finish time before you even start!

Animated Map by Zwifthacks.com
DistanceFeature LengthElevationNotes
0km2.8kmOccasional rollers – nothing to stop Rotations
2.8km0.2km2%Sustained drag – watch for gaps.
3.5km1.5kmRotations – pick your stronger riders to take you to climb
5km0.5km8%CLIMB – Agree your w/kg and rein in lighter riders – too soon to drop people ideally
5.5km0.4km-8-10%Fast descent with some Supertucking available, but watch for…
5.9km0.15km6%…Kicker half way down, dropped riders should power up this.
Those off front could use slope to bring team back together.
6.4km5kmRotations – Time to get reorganised.
11.6km0.2km2%Sustained drag – watch for gaps.
12.3km1.5kmRotations – ask how people are feeling an tweak timings if necessary
13.9km0.5km8%CLIMB – Agree your w/kg, but consider pushing it slightly – dropped riders now are probably best left
14.2km0.4km-8-10%Fast descent with some Supertucking available, but watch for…
14.7km0.15km…Kicker half way down, dropped riders should power up this.
Those off front could use slope to bring team back together.
15.1km5kmRotations – Assess who is left and who feels strong – decide now on final lap action
20.4km0.2km2%Sustained drag – Time can be made up here – drop riders if necessary
21.2km1.6kmRotations – probably favouring 2-3 riders or taking shorter turns
22.8km0.5km8%CLIMB – Big final effort required – Keep 4 and let everyone else go at this point
24km2.8kmAfter final descent – build effort, consider a suicide pull from someone if you have the numbers. Build for a fast finish.