The Rio 2016 Time Trial, begins and ends at Pontal, and will include the very testing Grumari Circuit. This was the first circuit included in the road race, so they will know what they have coming and the road race will have acted as a really tiring scouting trip.
The riders begin by heading out along the coast, before returning inland to start on the first climb of the day. The two climbs in this years’ Time Trial are the short 1.3km Grumari climb with a large gradient of 9.4 percent, followed by the smaller, longer Grota Funda climb of 2.13kms with a lesser gradient of 6.8 percent.
The women will complete one lap of this circuit which will cover 29.86kms, whereas the men will do it twice completing a daunting 55.56kms. This might not seem like the hardest Time Trial, however with the climb so near to the end, the riders will need to pace themselves for the final drag to the finish.