Pro Road & Time Trial National Championships Course Profiles
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
- Course Map
The time trial course will be held adjacent to the Volkswagen factory and features rolling terrain with few turns. Riders will complete two out-and-back runs of 9.5 miles each for a total of 19 miles. The course layout has four turnarounds and will allow spectators to see each rider multiple times.
The road races will showcase both downtown Chattanooga along with the tough climb up Lookout Mountain. The men’s and women’s races will begin with a 5.1-mile start circuit — one circuit for the women and three for the men. The same circuit will be used for the finish of each race. The course then takes the riders on a relatively flat run out Broad Street to begin the climb up Ochs Highway. The climb up Ochs Highway is approximately two miles and climbs 750 feet each lap. The race will use Sanders Road to cross Ochs Highway to Scenic Highway, and return to downtown via Broad Street. Men will complete five laps up the climb, while the women will do three laps. The “long lap” is 14.4 miles in distance.
The men and women will complete the start/finish circuits each lap of the “long lap” and will finish the race with three 5.1-mile circuits each. The course will cross the Market Street and Veterans Bridge each lap, and spectators will see the riders cross through the start/finish line 11 times during the men’s race and seven times during the women’s race.