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Men's road race Olympics odds

Who wins Men's road race at the Olympics 2021?

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Cycling at the 2021 Summer Olympics – Men's road race

The men's individual road race event at the 2021 Summer Olympics is scheduled to take place on 24 July 2021 on a course starting at Musashinonomori Park and ending at the Fuji International Speedway in Tokyo. 130 athletes from 57 nations are expected to compete in the race.

The road race is a one-day road race event with a mass start. The riders set off for a southwesterly route in the Musashinonomori Park of Chofu, a western suburb of Tokyo. After about 40 kilometers, the road continues to climb gently, as the terrain steadily shifts from urban and flat to rural and mountainous.

Doushi Road is one of the first rated climbs of the Olympic road race. The 5.9 kilometers climb ascents at 5.7 percent until it is crested after 80 kilometers. Almost succeeding of 20 kilometers, the road proceeds along the spectacular Yamanakako Lake to reach the next peak. A fast climb with its height at an elevation of 1,111 meters is the Kagosaka Pass.

The road descends and then goes out to the Mount Fuji Circuit that sits in the shadow of the tallest peak in Japan. For the men's sprint, Mount Fuji stands at an altitude of 3,776 meters and the lower ascents are a mid-way landmark. With Fuji Sanroku standing out, the circuit is 50.9 kilometers. Peaking at 1,451 meters, after 140 kilometers in the saddle, the 14.3 kilometers rise at 6% is crested.

The race travels through the Fuji Speedway racetrack after a 15-kilometer drop and 40 kilometers of rolling terrain before reaching its final circle. The road climbs 6.5 kilometers at 10.6 percent up the monstrous Mikuni Pass. The riders slip on a 4-kilometer segment with an average grade of 12% on their way to the summit. The short climb, which also served as the second ascent, leads to the foot of the Kagosaka Pass.

Belgium rider Greg Van Avermaet became the gold medalist playing the road race. He took first place beating Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark) and Rafał Majka (Poland).

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