ABOUT THIS COURSE
All road races will take place on a challenging, technical and inner-city road circuit.
The peloton heads west from Downtown Richmond, working their way onto Monument Avenue, a paver-lined, historic boulevard that’s been named one of the “10 Great Streets in America.” Racers will take a 180-degree turn at the Jefferson Davis monument and then maneuver through the Uptown district and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Halfway through the circuit, the race heads down into Shockoe Bottom before following the canal and passing Great Shiplock Park, the start of the Virginia Capital Trail. A sharp, off-camber turn at Rocketts Landing brings the riders to the narrow, twisty, cobbled 200-meter climb up to Libby Hill Park in the historic Church Hill neighborhood.
A quick descent, followed by three hard turns leads to a 100-meter-long climb up 23rd Street. Once atop this steep cobbled hill, riders descend into Shockoe Bottom. This leads them to the final 300-meter-long climb up Governor Street. At the top, riders face a 680-meter false flat to the finish.
Thursday, 9.24.2015 | Road Circuit Training | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, 9.25.2015 | Women’s Junior Road Circuit | 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Friday, 9.25.2015 | Conquer the Cobbles Ride | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 9.25.2015 | Men’s Under 23 Road Circuit | 12:45 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Saturday, 9.26.2015 | Men’s Junior Road Circuit | 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Saturday, 9.26.2015 | Women’s Elite Road Circuit | 1:00 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Sunday, 9.27.2015 | Men’s Elite Road Circuit | 9:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.