The moment of truth has arrived. The best speed skaters on the planet will meet in the Netherlands from this Sunday, when the World Speed Skating World Championships will kick off in this country for the first time.
Set to take place from 1 to 3 July in Heerde and from 5 to 8 in Arnhem, the event includes various track and road disciplines as part of the absolute and junior World Championships.
Boasting one of the world’s fastest tracks, the city of Heerde will in the absolute category host, in this order, the 1000m sprint, 15,000m elimination, 500m sprint, 10,000m points/elimination, 5,000m elimination and 3,000m relay events.
Following a rest day, the competition will move to Arnhem on 5 July, when the following events will be held in the following order at the urban circuit: lap circuit sprint, 10,000m points, 20,000m elimination, 100m sprint and marathon.
The province of Gelderland will make the most of obtaining maximum value from the greatness of this event and from 5 to 8 July the city of Arnhem will also host the Inline Freestyle Skating World Championship. Fans will also be able to enjoy an additional urban sports festival where they can participate in various activities, such as skateboarding or daring to climb some rockodromes.