“2018 UCI Worlds Course Short Lap” Route Details (Innsbruck)

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Innsbruck’s flagship route is actually just a portion of the 2018 UCI Worlds course which was raced in September 2018.

Innsbruck’s flagship route is actually just a portion of the 2018 UCI Worlds course which was raced in September 2018.

Route Basics

Length: 23.6 km (14.7 miles)
487 m (1,598‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Innsbruck

Start & Finish

Spawn point and event start pens are just before the downtown Innsbruck lap banner, which is where this route ends.

Achievement Badge: 470 XP

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Route Description

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It begins in Innsbruck on a flat road which crosses the Sill River then heads beneath the Inntal Autobahn overpass before hitting the big climb. At 7.4km (4.6 miles) with an average grade of 5.4%, the Innsbruck climb is similar to Watopia’s Epic KOM in terms of difficulty.

Enjoy the descent, but don’t rest too much: you’ve still got a sprint coming! Head back into town and see if you can make the leaderboard for the sprint along the Inn River (the town’s namesake) before crossing the finish line.


At the UCI Worlds race, the men’s elite racers began in Kufstein and ride 84.7km to Innsbruck, where they covered this circuit 7 times. And if that wasn’t painful enough, the final circuit (not part of the Zwift’s Innsbruck course at this time) was a modified one which included an additional climb featuring 25% gradients! Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won the 2018 UCI Worlds Elite race from a final pack sprint of four riders. See the finish >

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Ross (@arkeele)
1 year ago

What would be a good bike/wheel selection for this route? and Epic KOM for that matter? Perhaps Venge Pro + Enve 7.8.. or lighter with SuperSix Evo + Zipp 454?

Eric R
Eric R
8 months ago
Reply to  Ross

I use the best climbing rig I have for the uphill part and switch to tt bike and fast wheels for downhill. I’m only level 15 so that’s evo plus st swiss 62. Ymmv

Carolyn (@caudilet)
8 months ago
Reply to  Ross

Swapping bikes isn’t an option. Perhaps the Canyon Aeroroad with my DT Swiss wheels?

Deb (@deb-momeyer)
8 months ago
Reply to  Carolyn

Yes there is a
hack to switch bikes while a ride is in progress

Carolyn Audilet
Carolyn Audilet (@caudilet)
8 months ago
Reply to  Deb

What’s the hack? I thought you must come to a complete stop. That was out of the question when racing as I was last week.

1 year ago

Brilliant and informative site. Thank you for all you do for us less technically minded.🚴👍😎

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