Mendrisio Road World Championships route

The start and finish are located in the Mendrisio stadium. After 1,930 m, the route climbs 1,600 m, with the first 820 m taking riders through the town centre to the foot of the "Acqua Fresca" hill, which has an average gradient of 10% over its 780 m section.  At Castel San Pietro, it reaches the highest point at 438 m a.s.l. Then it comes the only descent: 4,580 metres of steep and technically demanding downhill section leading to the lowest point of the course in Balerna, at 250 m a.s.l.

After a relatively flat part of 1,420 metres you will reach the second climb: the mythical "Torrazza di Novazzano", the famous location of the struggle between Felice Gimondi and Eddy Merckx in the 1971 World Championship: 1,750 m with gradients of 10%.  After a gentle descent of 800 m to Genestrerio and a level 1,810 m, you will reach the finish in Mendrisio

DepartureMendrisio stadium
ArrivalMendrisio stadium
Itinerary features
0H 45
13.79 KM
Saturday 24 March
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rainfall 30%
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The Mendrisio Road World Championships route is developed on roads open to traffic, respect road safety rules: www.prudenza-precedenza.ch

Guided excursions: for further information contact Damaceleste.com di Valentina Tanzi, guide with certificate "Swiss Cycling Road Guide"

Tourism Organization Addresses

Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Lavizzari 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio

T +41 91 641 30 50
F +41 91 641 30 59
[email protected]

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