NEW FREE ACCESS EVENT FOR THE FANS: THE INDIVIDUAL ROAD CYCLING EVENT
Lima 2019 and PNP will execute a street closure plan at Costa Verde beach circuit today and tomorrow.
Tomorrow, the Costa Verde beach circuit will receive the best 77 cyclists of the continent, who will compete in the individual road cycling event (men and women). In this extreme sport they will execute strategy, speed and endurance.
As a result of an incident occurred yesterday, and to ensure the safety of competitors, Panam Sports, the Municipality of Lima and the Peruvian National Police (PNP) decided to modify the start and finish line, moving it 1.6 km south of the place previously established.
The women's competition will begin at 09:00 and will count on the participation of 33 athletes who will make 5 laps (80.5 kilometers) to the circuit that will begin, as a start and finish line, near the Av. Brasil access, in Magdalena, to Los Pavos beach, in Barranco, where they will return to the San Martin access (San Isidro, close to the LUM museum), and continue by Av. Del Ejército, where they will make another lap, and return to the beach circuit until the finish line.
This event is a mass start road race, in which the athletes start in group and the first rider to cross the finish line wins. At 13.00, four hours later, the competition of 44 male athletes will begin. However, who will make 11 laps (177.1 km) to the same circuit.
In this event, the public will be able to cheer on the athletes during the route that will cover from the district of Magdalena to the district of Miraflores, as well as witness world-class athletes, among which are the silver medalist in Rio 2016 in pursuit, Chloe Dygert, and the 2018 Pan American champion of individual road cycling, Cuban Arlenis Sierra.
The Peruvian team is represented by 11 athletes who will participate in both events.
The Costa Verde beach circuit will be closed to vehicles, from 22:00 on Friday, August 9, to 24:00 on August 10, from Av. Universitaria to Av. Huaylas and all its accesses.
Also, Av. Del Ejército will remain closed, from Av. Coronel Portillo to the Manuel Bonilla Sports Center. Meanwhile, the stretch from Av. Brasil to Av. Huaylas will be available at 18:30 on August 10.