Wollongong Worlds course tweaked ahead of UCI inspection later this month

Sea Cliff Bridge NSW
The Sea Cliff Bridge which is on the elite men's and women's road race course (Image credit: Destination NSW)

It hasn’t been the usual path toward the 2022 Road World Championships in Wollongong with the COVID-19 pandemic acting as a 'handbrake', but as Australia continues to open borders the courses are heading a step closer to finalisation. Last week Race Director Scott Sunderland was on the ground and made some final adjustments ahead of a UCI visit expected at the end of this month.

The course was outlined in December of 2021, with the roads and key features disclosed but not the distances, elevations or number of laps of race loops. The delay in the detail was tied back to the international border limitations in place, which made it hard for not only the UCI representatives to make it to Australia for a course inspection but also a challenge for Sunderland, who is also based in Europe.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.