The initial plans were to have a flat time trial circuit 10 kilometres (6.2 miles), with the men riding it four times, and a larger flat circuit of around 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) for the road race.
However, UCI sport and technical director Philippe Chevallier stated in June 2013 that the courses did not meet the requirements for a world championship and it had been decided to construct a hilly purpose-built course, like had been done for the 1980 Summer Olympics.
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Kissing, hugging, and some places even holding hands.
It’s not uncommon for people to call the moral police and dob on anyone seen breaking this rule. However, even though you may see the occasional pair of hot pants, expats are expected to dress modestly in all public areas, even in 40°C temperatures.
It is believed that Qatari women began using face masks in the 19th century amid substantial immigration.
As they had no practical ways of concealing their faces from foreigners, they began wearing the same type of face mask as their Persian counterparts.
Women and men are expected to dress in a manner that is modest, but the dress code is generally driven by social customs and is more relaxed in comparison to other nations in the region.
Qatari women generally wear customary dresses that include “long black robes” and black head cover "hijab", locally called bo'shiya.