But this has nothing to do with track work, but with cyclists. However, this is not a sign that the car-free main arena will become a reality overnight, but rather with the start of the Tour of Upper Austria. It’s a sports spectacle of a special kind, because from a distance of 651 meters it usually doesn’t make a fuss. The introduction from the main square above the old town to Linz Castle is one of the unusual categories.
With an altitude of 37 meters and a maximum incline of 15 percent over this short distance plus the cobblestones as a treacherous surface, especially when it rains, it’s a huge challenge for professional cyclists. Due to the narrowness of the track, 144 athletes will start individually, starting at 6.15 pm (there is a moderate live broadcast on nachrichten.at). In 2021, Belgian specialist Dan Sweety won with a time of 1:03:24 minutes. Average speed: 40 km / h. The Support Program begins in the main plaza at 4.30pm with a demo.
The necessary construction work for the scene makes it necessary to close the Klosterstraße and the main square from 10 am. The Promenade-Graben axis remains passable. Even taxis have to leave the main square in a short time today, they can be found in Lentos.
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