Tokyo 2020: Para cycling course confirmed

Events to be held with scenic background of Mount Fuji

Motor racing circuit with a mountain in the background Mount Fuji and Fuji Speedway racing circuit will host cycling events at Tokyo 2020 © • Tokyo 2020

The routes for the Paralympic cycling road race, individual time trial and team relay events for Tokyo 2020 have been announced.

The courses will all start and end at the historic Fuji Speedway motor racing circuit against the scenic backdrop of Mount Fuji.

It features many gradients, and the downhill section sand is likely to provide some spectacular competition between the world’s best athletes in these races.

“I am excited to see the road race courses released for the Tokyo Paralympic Games with just under two years to go,” said 14-time British Paralympic champion Sarah Storey.

“It’s the first time Para cyclists have had a notice period of this length and it will assist everyone greatly with their preparations. Just like the Olympics, the courses use the Fuji Speedway which is another first in providing parallel opportunity and exposure at the Paralympic Games,” Storey added.

The Paralympic champion expects great challenges and a very open contest for riders in Japan.

“I’m delighted to see the course model being used at Yorkshire 2019 is already being adopted again and it will provide continuity of experience for riders, staff and spectators which is fantastic,” Storey said.

“The courses themselves will provide an all-round challenge to riders and will suit a tough all-round rider, meaning races are likely to be wide open and preparations will be key.”

Paralympic Cycling

Road Race (men/women) classes B, H1 to 5, T1 and 2, C1 to 5

• Start and finish: Fuji Speedway

• Distance: approximately 13.2km per lap

• *Number of laps will differ from class to class

Individual Time Trial (men/women) classes B, H1 to 5, T1 and 2, C1 to 5

• Start and finish: Fuji Speedway

• Distance: approximately 8.0km per lap

• *Number of laps will differ from class to class

Team Relay (mixed) classes H1 to 5

• Start and finish: Fuji Speedway

• Distance: approximately 2.7km per lap

• Number of laps: Three athletes per team will each cycle three laps