The 2019 Manx International begins on Friday 2nd August with a Kermesse, which will see riders compete on 50-laps of a 0.7-mile (1.1Km) course in Braddan, on the outskirts of Douglas. The starts and finish will be on Cooil Road, with the circuit taking in a lap of the IOM Business Park.
The Time Trial is a 3.8-mile climb of the Sloc, which is in the south of the Island. Riders must use a conventional Road Bike with Drop Handlebars – no Aero Bars or Clip-ons will be permitted. The climb peaks at 11% with a respite section in the middle before the final 2-miles up to the finish line.
Stage Three on Saturday afternoon is a 15-lap Circuit race on the 4.3-mile Billown Road Racing Circuit, which was used in the old International Cycling Week for the Curwen’s Handicap. It is relatively flat with good road surfaces and typically makes for extremely fast racing.
The 4th and final stage will take place on Sunday 4th August, starting and finishing at the TT Grandstand in Douglas. Riders will complete three of the 37.7-mile iconic Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain Course, which includes the famous Snaefell mountain road climb.