The new facilities in Pontal will be provided specifically for the men’s and women’s cycling time trials over a 29.8km route through the countryside of Grumari in the West Zone, an area including beaches and forest. The route includes a 1.2km hill climb and the time trials will start and finish at the Praça Tim Maia, at Pedra do Pontal. The men´s event will complete two laps (totalling 54.5 km), and the women one lap. The facilities will be a temporary arrangement, to be removed after the Games.
The final stretch of the race includes two hill climbs through forest areas and a 2-km stretch over stone block roads on the Canoas/Vista Chinesa Circuit (one lap for women and three for men) in the Tijuca forest, the largest urban wooded area in the world.