Route Via Oceano Pacifico


The team road cycling event was organised along the Viale Cristoforo Colombo, with start and finish opposite the Olympic Velodrome, and the individual road event on the Grotta-rossa Circuit, this being an almost perfect triangle formed from the beginning of Via Flaminia and the end section of the Via Cassia.
For the team race, large stands were set up in the immediate vicinity of the Velodrome with a capacity of 7,500 places. In the area opposite the Velodrome, as the Stadium was used for the technical and organisational requirements of the event, places were provided for the public.
The organisation in connection with the road events was far more complex as it was a question of providing for all the internal and external requirements on a much larger scale but nevertheless similar to those called for by an ordinary stadium. Large stands were prepared disposing of 8,000 places reserved to the public whilst the Press had the possibility of using 20 telephone booths, 10 of which were for long-distance calls.
The athletes' quarters were situated in line with the starting and finishing posts where the boxes for each nation participating were installed with their various supply and spare part services.
As is known, the circuit is just under 15 kms. in length and was repeated 12 times to total 175 kms. At the finishing line a platform in two tiers was set up to contain all news services (photo-finish, television, photographers, etc.).
The most dangerous stretches, on account of the fastness of the going, were carefully barricaded off, and the zones organised for refreshment and supply services were also set behind barricades.