Short post, but since we're still savoring the Worlds, I thought I'd point out a few things.
- Mendrisio, Switzerland, the host city of the 2009 UCI World Championships, is less than 12 miles away from Varese.
- The road course for the elite men is 262km, a mere 2km more than this year's. The total vertical rise is 4655 meters (cumulatively over 19 circuits). This is actually a full 1000 meters more than the Varese course.
- As for the all-telling profile, let's compare:
Not identical. Close enough. If you thought this year was fun, you probably won't be disappointed in '09 either. You're also probably not a sprinter.