The road races will end in the city centre ©Munich 2022

Munich 2022 has unveiled the road cycling courses for next year's European Championships.

The men's road race will cover 208 kilometres, beginning in Murnau a. Staffelsee and then heading to the Kesselberg for a 238-metre climb.

Cyclists will hug the banks of Lake Walchen before making their way to Munich, where they will negotiate five laps of a city-centre loop which will cover the final 65km of the race.

They will begin by riding around the Angel of Peace, before heading past the famous Siegestor arch en-route to the finish at Odeonsplatz.

The women's 128km course will begin in Landsberg and pass the southern ends of Lake Ammersee and Lake Starnberg on its way to Munich.

Riders will have to master 690m of altitude difference before finishing with two laps of the loop in the city centre.

Both the men's and women's time trials will cover a 24km course, beginning and ending in Fürstenfeldbruck at the former Cistercian Monastery of Fürstenfeld.

All of the road cycling at Munich 2022 promises picturesque views of the Bavarian Alps.

Munich is due to hold the second European Championships next year, 50 years after the German city hosted the Summer Olympic Games.

The event groups together existing continental events and holds them in the same place and at the same time.

It is hoped that by doing this, the sports will benefit from more publicity and exposure that could have been lacking if the events were held separately. 

Glasgow and Berlin shared the first European Championships in 2018.

As well as cycling, athletics, beach volleyball, canoe sprint, gymnastics, rowing, sport climbing, table tennis and triathlon will be part of Munich 2022.

It will run between August 11 and August 21.