When the Olympics and Paralympics were held in Sydney in 2000, the road cycling events all took place on a circuit in the city’s eastern suburbs.
For the road race, the women did seven laps of the 17.1Km circuit (119.7km) and the men did 14 (239.4km). Leontien Zijlaard van Moorsel won the women's gold with a time of 3:06:31 (38.51km/h); Jan Ullrich won the men's gold with a time of 5:29:08 (43.64km/h).
There were a few minor modifications made for filming, resulting in a slightly shorter course. It was a car-free day in Centennial Park (Covid-19) and the usually busy roads in this part of Sydney were largely free of traffic.