The Swiss Cycling riders met on Monday 2 December in Martigny to carry out the reconnaissance of parts of the course, in particular the climb of the Petite Forclaz.
Grégory Devaud, co-president of the Association for the organisation of the 2020 UCI Road World Championships, and Corinne Rimet-Baume, general secretary, presented the races and the progress of the organisation less than 300 days before the start of the competition.
Steve Morabito, ambassador and strategic manager of the event’s sustainable development, conducted the recognition with his former teammates. He shared with them his experience of competing at home and the ambition of the Organising Committee to offer a magnificent sporting show.
Sébastien Reichenbach, Swiss Cycling rider:
"I know the route very well. It was important for me to come with the national team and look forward to next year. The final part of the race will be very selective. I don't remember seeing such a challenging parcours in a World Championship. The scenario will be unique, with a quick selection in the early stages of the race and then a big show for the finale.
Taking part in the World Championships at home will also give us an extra motivation. It will be amazing to compete in front of my family, where I was born, on the roads I used to come home from school as a child.”
"We are delighted to welcome our national riders today. It is a source of pride for us to feel the support of the Swiss cycling family. We have been working daily to deliver a course in which runners will be able to express their talent. Their very positive feedback validates the work done by our teams.”