Discover the complete program for the European Road Cycling Championships, which are taking place this week in Paris. Drenthe in the Netherlands.
The European Cycling Championships begin this Wednesday, September 20 with the time trials, and will continue until the end of the week with the Elite men's road race concluding on Sunday after -noon. For the men's time trial, the French present two outsiders with Rémi Cavagna and Bruno Armirail. Many specialists will be present: the favorites are Stefan Küng, Wout Van Aert, Geraint Thomas, Joshua Tarling and Nelson Oliveira. Among the women, Juliette Labous and Audrey Cordon-Ragot could also feature very well. The favorites are Marlen Reusser (reigning champion), Riejanne Markus, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig and Lotte Kopecky.
The French arrive well-armed among the men for the road race, notably with Christophe Laporte, who will be one of the favorites on Sunday. He will be accompanied by Arnaud Démare, Benoït Cosnefroy, Axel Zingle, Florian S&eac;néchal, Matîs Louvel, Clément Russo and Sandy Dujardin. The announced favorites are the Danish Mads Pedersen, the Dutch Olav Kooij and especially the Belgians Wout Van Aert and Arnaud De Lie. Italy also has many cards to play for victory (Filippo Ganna, Elia Viviani, Matteo Trentin) just like Norway (Alexander Kristoff, Rasmus Tiller, Søren Wærenskjold). Outgoing winner Fabio Jakobsen is not participating this year.
Among the women, France will have the same leaders as for the time trial: Juliette Labous and Audrey Cordon-Ragot. The Dutch are among the favorites, with Lorena Wiebes and Demi Vollering in particular. Italy has a homogenous team for the women’s race too, with Elisa Balsamo and Silvia Persico in particular. Lotte Kopecky, Liane Lippert and Kasia Niewiadoma will take part in the race. wrestling too. Even on a relatively flat course, you should see some movement. a movement race, like many championships.
The online race profile:
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For both men and women, the road race will take place on a flat circuit of 13.7 kilometers with the only difficulty being: the Col de Vam, only 600 meters long at the top. 6% but including a paved portion at 6% its summit which could make a difference. The road is narrow and very winding on the circuit and this could encourage a wild race, especially if the wind gets involved. Above all, the finish will be judged at the top of the Col de Vam, which could complicate the task of pure sprinters.
Complete program of the European cycling championships :
Wednesday, September 20:
09:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.: CLM Junior Women (20.6 km)
10:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: CLM Junior Men (20.6 km)
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: CLM Women U23 (20.6 km)
1:05 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.: CLM Men U23 (20.6 km)
2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: CLM Women Elite (29.5 km)
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: CLM Elite Men (29.5 km)
Thursday September 21: < li>12:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.: Junior mixed relay (38.4 km)
3:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.: Elite mixed relay (38.4 km)
Friday, September 22:
9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Men U23 road race (136.5 km)
2:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.: Women U23 road race (108 km)
Saturday September 23:
9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Junior Men's road race (111 km)
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Women's Elite Road Race (131.3 km)
Sunday September 24 < li>9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Women Junior road race (69 km)
12:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Men's Elite road race (199.8 km)
Which channel can you watch the European Cycling Championships on?
The European Cycling Championships will be held next week. follow live on Eurosport and La Chaîne L'Équipe.