Tokyo 2020 Olympic road race and time trial courses

Men will tackle the slopes of Mount Fuji in the road race and the time trials will provide a lumpy parcours

Greg Van Avermaet at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games road race
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games road race and time trial courses provide a tough test for the riders aiming to take a career-defining Olympic gold medal.

The men's road race, at 234km, is a feast of climbing with almost 5000m of vertical ascent to take on.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.