The 2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships courses have been revealed.
Western Australia's iconic Rottnest Island will host a spectacular time trial course and award the first of the coveted rainbow jerseys on Thursday, 1 September.
Then, racing will return to the mainland for the team relay on Friday, 2 September and the Gran Fondo on Sunday, 4 September, which starts from Elizabeth Quay and finishes in Kalamunda.
Gran Fondo World Championships
The 2016 Gran Fondo World Championship will start from Elizabeth Quay in Perth and conclude with an uphill finish in Kalamunda for all participants.
Female competitors and men in age categories over 55 years will race a 105.8km course, whilst male competitors under the age of 55 will complete an extra loop to finish in the same location after 154.5km.
Time Trial World Championships
Kicking off the racing, the time trial event will be held on the famous Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia.
The spectacular course, which has been used in past qualifier events, provides breathtaking views and world-class conditions for riders.
Riders will receive free transportation to Rottnest Island as part of their entry and will be provided an official freight service for their bike, also free of charge.
Further operational information will be provided in the weeks to come.