Changes to Doha Road World Championship course - more desert, fewer local laps

The UCI has reconfigured the elite men's road race course for the 2016 Road World Championships in Doha, Belga reported today. Previously, the race course included 80km leading into 11 laps of a technical 15.2km circuit that encircled The Pearl. The new course puts riders into the desert for 151km, incorporating some of the route used for the Tour of Qatar opening stage, and then returning for seven local circuits.

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