2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

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2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby march83 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:37 pm

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Re: 2022 Road World Cup to be held in Wollongong

Postby Spaniel » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Wonderful news. Some great climbs and very scenic ocean roads.

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Re: 2022 Road World Cup to be held in Wollongong

Postby AndrewCowley » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:56 pm

Wonder if the route for the Gong ride could eventually be adjusted to encorporate part of the men’s road race route? Would be cool.

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Re: 2022 Road World Cup to be held in Wollongong

Postby Spaniel » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:07 pm

biker jk wrote:


Sure to be the official event soundtrack!

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Re: 2022 Road World Cup to be held in Wollongong

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:14 am

It's the World Championships, not the World Cup.

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Re: 2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby g-boaf » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:08 pm

Cue Alan Jones thundering away from behind his microphone in righteous indignation.

It's kind of hard to believe that event is coming here, to NSW of all places. There is still time for our politicians to mess it up. Wonder if riders will be stopped for riding furiously, or not having bells...

I'm shocked - the most anti-cycling state in the country and we somehow land this event! :o

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Re: 2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby MichaelB » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:09 am

Alan Jones is an oxygen thief. Cue his latest effort re advertising on SHOH.

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Re: 2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby MichaelB » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:10 am

Actually, pity it wasn’t done in SA (yes, I’m biased) but would be easy to do some great routes in Adelaide !!

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Re: 2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby timbo » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:51 pm

Great news for Australia, and especially NSW, which has seemed anti-cycling for many years. I can see the Road Races starting in Sydney, most likely at the Opera House, and heading down to the Gong via the Royal National Park and the coast road (will they require a police escort down from Stanwell Tops to keep the pace down, as happens for the Gong Ride?) I"m sure there will be a trip up Macquarie Pass, and the obvious place for a feed station would be the Robertson Pie Shop. Head back down via Jamberoo and it will be a ripping course. It's really been since the days of the Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic that NSW has had a real International cycle race, so I wish it all the best, and hope that all of NSW, and Australia gets behind it.

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Postby Derny Driver » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:28 pm

timbo wrote:Great news for Australia, and especially NSW, which has seemed anti-cycling for many years. I can see the Road Races starting in Sydney, most likely at the Opera House...

Thats not going to happen, shutting Sydney down... no chance.
I believe it will start and finish at Wollongong.
How about we start at Diggies cafe North Beach where all the bunch rides start from, head north up Builli Pass, north on the old highway to Helensburgh, drop down to Stanwell Tops, could add in an excursion up through the National park to Garie Beach, return south through the Park, drop down Bald Hill across the Seacliff bridge and down through the Gong again, then a south loop which goes up Maq Pass and down Jamberoo Pass, through Jamberoo into Kiama, then back north to finish at Wollongong harbour.
So many great options.
PS I was just joking about Diggies

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Re: 2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby ft_critical » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:08 pm

I think we will get to race the course before the worlds - how cool will that be.

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Re: 2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby MichaelB » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 am

Derny Driver wrote:
timbo wrote:Great news for Australia, and especially NSW, which has seemed anti-cycling for many years. I can see the Road Races starting in Sydney, most likely at the Opera House...

Thats not going to happen, shutting Sydney down... no chance.
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Just wait till Alan Jones gets on his high horse.

Sad really, as I guess any city in Aus could do a great job.

Hope it goes well, they have a great course and that the locals support it.

For those that mention a course, climbs or loops, how about making a course via RWGPS etc and have a link here for us out of towners, as the names sound nice, but doesn't mean anything.

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Re: 2022 Road World Champs to be held in Wollongong

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:38 am

Still have mixed feeling - brilliant work on pitching Australia, brilliant for Wollongong and it is a nice town who have been particularly receptive to cycling and cycling events.

But it misses out on Sydney and such a brilliant opportunity to showcase the city... a start in Wollongong - ride up past Homebush and then bobbinhead, Akuna, Palm Beach and across Sydney habour with a loop past Bondi and into the city and then finale in the Rocks (and presentation in front of the Sydney Opera House)... that would be gold.

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