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
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"