Plaza a la Aviación to Serve as Both Starting and Ending Point for Santiago’s 2023 Pan American Games Road Races

The road races for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games will both begin and conclude at Plaza a la Aviación.

Santiago 2023 has unveiled the proposed course for the road cycling competitions within the Pan American Games.

The starting and ending points will be Plaza a la Aviación, a square situated in the Providencia district.

The route will traverse Plaza Baquedano and follow Santa María Avenue for an extended section before making a turn towards Metropolitan Park.

Following that, cyclists will journey through Cerro La Pirámide before retracing their path along Andrés Bello Avenue.

A noteworthy segment of the course will take riders past the statue of the Virgin Mary atop Cerro San Cristóbal, where the altitude will reach 758 meters above sea level.

The women’s race will cover a distance of 122.5 kilometers, while the men’s race will extend over 157.5 kilometers.

Anticipate seven turns for the women’s event and nine for the men’s.

Road cycling has been a fixture of the Pan American Games since its inaugural edition in Buenos Aires in 1951.

The United States stands as the most successful nation in the discipline, boasting 13 gold medals across both men’s and women’s events.

The men’s and women’s road races at Santiago 2023 are scheduled for October 29.

The multi-sport spectacle will feature individual road races and individual time trials for both men and women.

Additional cycling competitions in the Pan American Games will encompass BMX racing at the BMX Track in Peñalolén and mountain biking contests hosted at San Cristobal Metropolitan Park.

Track cycling events will unfold at the velodrome situated in the Parque Peñalolén sports complex.

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