ROAD CYCLING TO PASS THROUGH SIX DISTRICTS OF THE COSTA VERDE BEACH CIRCUIT
Lima 2019 and the PNP will execute an access closure plan at the Costa Verde beach circuit in two stages: on August 6 and 7, and on August 9 and 10.
On August 7 and 10, at the Costa Verde beach circuit, the 91 best cyclists—both men and women—of the Americas will compete in time trial and individual road race events, and they will set their strategies, speed, and endurance in motion during this extreme sport.
In both events, people will be able to cheer on the athletes throughout the route from San Miguel district to Chorrillos district, as well as to see world-class athletes. Among them are the Rio 2016 silver medal winner in pursuit, Chloe Dygert, and the 2018 Individual Road Cycling Pan American champion, Cuban Arlenis Sierra.
The Peruvian team will be composed by 11 athletes who will compete in both events.
Time Trial Event
On Wednesday, August 7 starting at 09:00, 20 women will begin the Time trial event, a mass start road race which has as starting and finishing point the Costa Verde San Miguel venue. Athletes will start by the ascent of Av. Bertolotto, then they will continue to Los Pavos beach in the Barranco district, and after that, they will make a U-turn and return to the Costa Verde venue.
The competition route includes the San Miguel, Magdalena, San Isidro, Miraflores and Barranco districts.
Two and a half hours later, at 11:30, the 21 men athletes will begin this event in the same route as the women's competition. In the case of women, they will cover a total of 18.5 km and, in the men's category, they will pedal 37 km, making two laps of the circuit.
Street Closure Plan
For the development of this competition, the Costa Verde beach circuit will be closed for vehicles from 22:01 on August 6 to 22:00 on August 7, from the access to Av. Universitaria to the access to Av. Huaylas and all the corresponding accesses in between. Meanwhile, the section located between Av. Brazil and Av. Huaylas. will be open on August 7 starting at 15:00.
Individual Road Race
The individual road race event will be held on Saturday, August 10. The women’s competition will start at 09:00 and will count on the participation of 33 athletes who will complete six laps (79.8 km) to the circuit. The starting and finish line will be at the Costa Verde venue in San Miguel, the route will then continue to Pampilla beach in Miraflores district, where they will make a U-turn to return to the San Martín ascent (San Isidro, by the LUM museum) to continue to Av. El Ejército, where they have to make another U-turn and return to the beach circuit until they reach the finish line.
This competition is a mass start road race, where the first cyclist to cross the finish line wins. At 13:00, four hours later, the competition of 44 male athletes will start, they will complete 13 laps (172.9 km) in the same circuit.
Street Closure Plan
For this competition, the Costa Verde beach circuit will be closed for vehicles from 22:01 on August 9 to 24:00 on August 10, from the access to Av. Universitaria to the access to Av. Huaylas and all the corresponding accesses in between.
Additionally, Av. El Ejército will be closed, from Av. Coronel Portillo to the “Manuel Bonilla” Sports Center. Meanwhile, the section located between Av. Brazil and Av. Huaylas will be open on August 10 starting at 18:30.
The Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee and the Peruvian National Police - PNP, inform that the Route Reconnaissance will be held on Tuesday, August 06. Therefore, the Costa Verde beach circuit will be closed for vehicles from 09:00 to 14:00. The closing zone will be from the access to Av. Universitaria to the access to Av. Huaylas and all the accesses in between. Likewise, Av. El Ejército will be closed, from Av. Coronel Portillo to the “Manuel Bonilla” Sports Center.