The Speed Skating World Championships will see more than 600 athletes from around 50 countries compete in Italy from August 26 th until September 3rd.
One of the first World Championship in Italy was held in 1968 right in the province of Vicenza, followed by more recent editions with inline skates in 1992 in Rome, in 1996 in Scaltenigo Venice, Padua, and Treviso, and then in 2004 in L'Aquila and Sulmona.
The latest one was celebrated in 2012 in Ascoli Piceno and San Benedetto del Tronto. And so, after 11 years, we return to Italy in the city of Montecchio Maggiore and Vicenza.
Track Races: August 26 th – 28 th; the races across various distances and relay events that will take place at the Alte Ceccato skating rink, renowned as one of the finest international venues. The track features parabolic corners and long straights. Circuit Road Races: August 30th – 31st;
The "Sorelle Ramonda Arena" facility will host the road races in a very technical circuit. The 100-meter road race, the most thrilling and spectacular discipline, will take place in Vicenza, on Via Mazzini, at a historical site within the city. The backdrop of the medieval walls, a UNESCO heritage site, adds to the scenery.
The Marathon, which will conclude the event, will be held on an urban circuit in the center of Montecchio Maggiore, starting and finishing near Piazza Marconi and the Cathedral. All the teams have arrived and are fine-tuning the last details to come technically and tactically prepared for the world championship races.
Get ready for breathtaking races ahead!
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