Heat, humidity, and climbs will see small group fight for Olympic gold in Tokyo, says Italy head coach

Davide Cassani says the weather conditions and level of climbing will see a small selection of strong riders contest the finish in Tokyo

Davide Cassani inspects the 2020 Tokyo road race course (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

A small group will likely fight for the 2020 Olympic road race gold medal in Tokyo with the heat, humidly and climbs likely to take their toll, says Italy's head coach.

Davide Cassani travelled to Tokyo to see the Mount Fuji course, which the men will face on July 25. It covers 234 kilometres, five passes and a finish in the shadow of Japan's famous mountain.

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