Women Road Race Wollongong 2022

City Race

A unique opportunity to measure up with the cycling greats

Date

29 September 2024

Time

07:45 

Distance

27 km

Start

Zurich, Sechseläutenplatz

Finish

Zurich, Sechseläutenplatz

The 27 km City Circuit is the centrepiece of the road races and, depending on the category, will be ridden up to seven times by the world’s best non-para and para-cyclists at the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships. In the City Race, a maximum of 900 riders will climb the slope up to Fluntern church, head up to Witikon, then turn via Binz and Sennhof towards Küsnacht, where the steep descent leads down to the lake and the long final section to Sechseläutenplatz. After this endeavour, all participants know what awaits the Men Elite cyclists later that day for the finale of their road race.

What you get

  • Participation in the public race on a closed-off World Championship course incl. timekeeping and certificate
  • Breakfast at the finish (coffee & croissants)
  • Annual membership of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation
  • Free travel with bike on public transport thanks to included ZVV passenger & bike ticket

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All you need to know

Getting ready for the start

REGISTRATION - REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

Can anyone register for the City Race or do I have to fulfil any conditions?

No licence or club membership is required to take part in the City Race.

 

Is it possible for para-cyclists to take part?

In principle, yes. However, the course is extremely challenging. We recommend that para-cyclists take part in the Legends Race or Charity Ride.

 

Is there a minimum age to take part?

The minimum age is 16 years.

 

Until when can I register?

Registration is open until 31 August. However, please note that there is a limited number of 900 starting places. We therefore advise you to register early so that you are guaranteed a place.

 

Which bikes are permitted?

Only racing bikes are permitted for the City Race. Handlebar attachments of any kind (e.g. time trial, triathlon or aero handlebars) are prohibited.

 

I can't start, what can I do?

Your entry fee will not be refunded if you are unable to take part in the event, even if you cancel with a medical certificate. The organiser recommends that you take out cancellation insurance when you register.

 

Is late registration possible on site?

The registration window will be open until 31 August. If places are still available on 31 August, the organiser reserves the right to extend the registration window and, if necessary, late registration will be possible on site. However, we recommend that you register as early as possible. This is the only way to guarantee you a start in the City Race.

ARRIVAL - TRANSPORT OF LUGGAGE & MEDICAL AIDS

What is recommended for travelling to the event?

The start ticket includes a ZVV ticket including bike. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport. There will be NO parking spaces available.

Start numbers

How do I get my race number and will it be issued on site?

The race numbers will be sent to your home address. There will be no race number issue on site. Participants are responsible for having their race number with them at the start.

 

Is late registration possible on site?

The registration window will be open until 31 August. If places are still available on 31 August, the organiser reserves the right to extend the registration window and, if necessary, late registration will be possible on site. However, we recommend that you register as early as possible. This is the only way to guarantee you a start in the City Race.

ROUTE - START TIME

I'm not sure which starting block I should register for.

Racers is for participants who want to ride for victory. Survivors is for participants who have ambitions for a good position but don't want to ride at the front and want to stay out of the scramble for the best positions in the field. Fun is for participants who start for fun and for whom the time and ranking are of secondary importance.

 

How are the starting blocks allocated?

When allocating you to a starting block, we will take your details into account when you register. The organiser reserves the right to postpone the starting blocks in the event of an uneven distribution. Starting from a starting block other than the one allocated will result in disqualification. A justified change of starting block is only possible after consultation with the race organisers (volksrennen@zurich2024.ch).

 

How is timekeeping carried out in the starting blocks?

All participants in a starting block will receive the same start time. There will be an overall ranking list.

 

When does my tour start?

The City Race will start in 3 starting blocks. The start of the Racers starting block is at 7:45, the start of the Survivors starting block is at 7:48 and the start of the Fun starting block is at 7:51.

 

Are there control closures?

As the course must be closed at 9:15 for the following races, the finish must be completed by then. This means that a starter in the Fun starting block has 1 hour 24 to finish the race, which corresponds to an average speed of 19.14 km/h. If a participant arrives at the finish later than 9:15, it will no longer be possible to cross the finish line and finish the race. In this case, the participant will be listed as DNF in the classification.

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