The London 2012 Triathlon bike leg will showcase the best of the Capital, if the proposed course gets the go-ahead.
LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) have had plans to introduce a bike course that takes in Constitution Hill, Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial approved by the ITU. The course is expected to receive IOC backing very soon.
As with the current ITU World Championship Series, the swim and the run will be focused on the Serpentine and Hyde Park.
Some critics have suggested that LOCOG are sacrificing aesthetics for the challenging, sighting the relatively easy nature of the cycle route. However, LOCOG contend that a route that takes in a lot of London’s major landmarks also have facilitate better access for the public, as seen by the 2007 running of the Tour de France.
“Hyde Park is very, very accessible,” said LOCOG director of sports, Debbie Jevans. “We are expecting huge crowds of people and the most amazing event.”
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