One of the most anticipated cycling tests in these XIX Pan American Games will be the individual route, set for October 29 and which will take place in the green lung of Santiago de Chile, with a prominence for the climbs and descents, while the start and finish will be in the Forest Park.

“Although the circuit will be very demanding, it will be a super nice race. We will be very close to the people, to the spectator. I hope all Chileans will support us that day,” commented rider Héctor Quintana, gold under 23 in the last Pan American competition. route organized in April of this year in Panama.

The classic street competition will have San Cristóbal Hill as its main backdrop and will have a very special novelty for the start: the FACh Falcons, which will fly through the sky at the start in Parque Forestal.

This competition will start and finish on Santa María Avenue (Forest Park), specifically in the vicinity of the Loreto Bridge and the Museum of Fine Arts. The total route of the circuit includes 19.3 kilometers with several turns through Cerro San Cristóbal, the iconic green lung of the country’s capital.

The women’s category will circle the circuit six times for a total of 116 km, while the men will make two more laps for a final route of 155 km.

“The ascent of the Hill will bring excitement to a test where passers-by and climbers will have more options. The turns on the San Cristóbal are defined as ‘eat legs’, so the resistance of the riders will play a fundamental role,” explained Vólney Vásquez, cycling sport manager of the Santiago 2023 Corporation.

Apart from the climbing, which will have the Colombians as the clear protagonists, the rest of the circuit is practically flat, mixing a gentle ascent towards the east and a slight descent when it descends towards the west sector.

The main streets to travel will be Santa María to the east, Pedro de Valdivia Norte – prior to the start of the climb to the hill -, descent of the hill to the La Pirámide sector, Américo Vespucio Bridge over the Mapocho River, Costanera Sur and Costanera Andrés Bello to the west, arriving at Avenida Santa María in front of the Loreto Bridge.