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2014 World Road Cycling Championships

81st edition: Sept 21 - Sept 28, 2014

Ponferrada, Spain

World Road Cycling Championships podium history | 2013 edition | 2015 edition
Time Trial Training day photos | Photo gallery of riders training on the Worlds course |

Road Races: Elite men | Elite women | Junior men | Junior women | Men Under 23 |

Individual Time Trial: Elite men | Elite women | Junior men | Junior women | Under 23 men |

Team Time Trial: Elite Women | Elite Men |


Sunday, September 28: Elite Men's Road Race, 14 laps of 18.2 km = 254.8 km

Elite men's road race map and profile | Elite men's road race photos |

Elite mens road race finish

Michal Kwiatkowski has time to celebrate his win. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: For much of the race rain had been falling, but by the start of the final lap the rain had stopped and the roads were drying.

At the start of the bell lap four riders had a 40-second lead: Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus), Alessandro De Marchi (Italy), Cyril Gautier (France), Michael Andersen (Denmark). Spain (Jonathan Castroviejo especially) was doing a lot of the work chasing the break.

With thirteen kilometers to go the gap had been cut down to 25 seconds. The peloton was strung out because of the high speed, but it looked like a lot of riders had survived to contest the finale. Several Italians moved up to the front of the pack.

As the penultimate climb, the Confederacion, began, Castroviejo swung off. There was one Spaniard at the front with several Italians behind him. The lead quartet still had fifteen seconds.

With eight kilometers remaining, the climb had reduced the peloton considerably and the break had only 9 seconds. Michal Kwiatkowski left the peloton and bridged to the break.

Kwiatkoski went on by the break, which was caught, and started the final climb alone. Back in the pack Joaquin Rodriguez dropped the hammer and pulled five riders with him to chase Kwiatkowski. With two kilometers to go Kwiatkowski had seven seconds.

Kwiatkowski did it. He held his lead to the end to become the world champion. He slowed well before the line and it looked like the chaser might catch him, but he timed his celebration right. Simon Gerrans was second.

Complete Results: 204 starters, 109 did not finish (DNF), 95 classified finishers

Weather: Rain, 15C

Winner's average speed: 39.288 km/hr

  Rider Country Time
1 Michal Kwiatkowski POL 6hr 29min 7sec
2 Simon Gerrans AUS @ 1 seconds
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte ESP
4 Matti Breschel DEN
5 Greg Van Avermaet BEL
6 Tony Gallopin FRA
7 Philippe Gilbert BEL 4"
8 Alexander Kristoff NOR 7"
9 John Degenkolb GER
10 Nacer Bouhanni FRA
11 Fabian Cancellara SUI
12 Ben Swift GBR
13 Sonny Colbrelli ITA
14 Michael Matthews AUS
15 Ramunas Navardauskas LTU
16 Daryl Impey RSA
17 Maciej Paterski POL
18 Bauke Mollema NED
19 Warren Barguil FRA
20 Michael Valgren Andersen DEN
21 Daniele Bennati ITA
22 Tom Dumoulin NED
23 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa POR
24 Jon Izaguirre Insausti ESP
25 Brent Bookwalter USA
26 Nicolas Roche IRL
27 Rigoberto Uran Uran COL
28 Edvald Boasson Hagen NOR
29 Petr Vakoc CZE 14"
30 Alex Howes USA
31 Chris Anker Sörensen DEN
32 Giovanni Visconti ITA
33 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ESP 17"
34 Fabio Aru ITA
35 Yury Trofimov RUS
36 Daniel Moreno Fernandez ESP
37 Lars Petter Nordhaug NOR
38 Dominik Nerz GER 21"
39 Simon Geschke GER 24"
40 Vincenzo Nibali ITA 27"
41 Giampaolo Caruso ITA 31"
42 Grega Bole SLO 38"
43 Peter Sagan SVK 42"
44 Andriy Grivko UKR 50"
45 Alessandro De Marchi ITA +1:03
46 Alexandr Kolobnev RUS +1:05
47 Kristijan Durasek CRO
48 Jan Bakelants BEL
49 Tom Boonen BEL
50 Sergei Chernetski RUS
51 Jonathan Castroviejo ESP
52 Ben Gastauer LUX
53 Matthias Brandle AUT +1:27
54 Tiago Machado POR +1:32
55 Simon Clarke AUS +2:10
56 Ben Hermans BEL
57 Wouter Poels NED +2:19
58 Michal Golas POL +2:31
59 Vasil Kiryienka BLR +2:32
60 Cyril Gautier FRA +2:36
61 Jean-Christophe Peraud FRA
62 Romain Bardet FRA
63 Paul Martens GER +2:39
64 Sep Vanmarcke BEL +3:42
65 Imanol Erviti ESP +4:08
66 Michael Albasini SUI +5:12
67 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes POR
68 Georg Preidler AUT
69 Danilo Wyss SUI
70 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio COL
71 Christopher Juul Jensen DEN
72 Kristjan Fajt SLO +6:11
73 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg RSA
74 Damiano Caruso ITA
75 Ilnur Zakarin RUS
76 Jonathan Monsalve VEN
77 Sylvain Chavanel FRA
78 Alexsandr Dyachenko KAZ
79 Jesus Herrada Lopez ESP
80 Manuel Quinziato ITA
81 Adam Hansen AUS
82 Peter Kennaugh GBR +6:14
83 Zdenek Stybar CZE +7:01
84 Daniel Martin IRL +8:25
85 Andrey Amador B CRC +11:59
86 Jack Bauer NZL +13:43
87 Peter Velits SVK
88 Andrey Zeits KAZ +14:53
89 Johan Van Summeren BEL
90 Stef Clement NED +15:23
91 Jan Barta CZE
92 Mykhaylo Kononenko UKR
93 Andriy Khripta UKR +15:34
94 Miyataka Shimizu JPN +20:22
95 George Bennett NZL
DNF Andre Fernando Cardoso POR
DNF Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho POR
DNF José Joao Costa Mendes POR
DNF Daniel Navarro Garcia ESP
DNF Luis Leon Sanchez Gil ESP
DNF Kévin Reza FRA
DNF Geoffrey Soupe FRA
DNF Wilco Kelderman NED
DNF Steven Kruijswijk NED
DNF Tom Jelte Slagter NED
DNF Dylan Van Baarle NED
DNF Pieter Weening NED
DNF Rohan Dennis AUS
DNF Cadel Evans AUS
DNF Heinrich Haussler AUS
DNF Mathew Hayman AUS
DNF Rory Sutherland AUS
DNF Jelle Vanendert BEL
DNF Tim Wellens BEL
DNF Stephen Cummings GBR
DNF Christopher Froome GBR
DNF David Millar GBR
DNF Luke Rowe GBR
DNF Geraint Thomas GBR
DNF Adam Yates GBR
DNF Simon Yates GBR
DNF Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle COL
DNF Winner Anacona Gomez COL
DNF Julian David Arredondo COL
DNF Carlos Alberto Betancur COL
DNF Sebastian Henao Gomez COL
DNF Carlos Julian Quintero COL
DNF Miguel Angel Rubiano COL
DNF Johannes Fröhlinger GER
DNF André Greipel GER
DNF Christian Knees GER
DNF Tony Martin GER
DNF Paul Voss GER
DNF Maciej Bodnar POL
DNF Bartosz Huzarski POL
DNF Bartlomiej Matysiak POL
DNF Przemyslaw Niemiec POL
DNF Michal Podlaski POL
DNF Pawel Poljanski POL
DNF Eric Marcotte USA
DNF Kiel Reijnen USA
DNF Andrew Talansky USA
DNF Tejay Van Garderen USA
DNF Martin Velits SVK
DNF Dmytro Krivtsov UKR
DNF Sergiy Lagkuti UKR
DNF Oleksandr Polivoda UKR
DNF Roman Maikin RUS
DNF Andrei Solomennikov RUS
DNF Jure Kocjan SLO
DNF Kristijan Koren SLO
DNF Luka Mezgec SLO
DNF Jan Polanc SLO
DNF Michael Morkov DEN
DNF Nicki Sörensen DEN
DNF Essaïd Abelouache MAR
DNF Tarik Chaoufi MAR
DNF Mohamed Er-Rafai MAR
DNF Mouhssine Lahsaini MAR
DNF Abdelati Saadoune MAR
DNF Bernhard Eisel AUT
DNF Marco Haller AUT
DNF Patrick Konrad AUT
DNF Riccardo Zoidl AUT
DNF Natnael Berhane ERI
DNF Mekseb Debesay ERI
DNF Daniil Fominykh KAZ
DNF Carlos Galviz VEN
DNF Carlos Jose Ochoa VEN
DNF Xavier Quevedo VEN
DNF Azzedine Lagab ALG
DNF Oleg Berdos ROU
DNF Andrei Nechita ROU
DNF Serghei Tvetcov ROU
DNF Philip Deignan IRL
DNF Alo Jakin EST
DNF Gert Joeaar EST
DNF Rein Taaramae EST
DNF Jacques Janse Van Rensburg RSA
DNF Aleksejs Saramotins LAT
DNF Toms Skujins LAT
DNF Greg Henderson NZL
DNF Rafael Andriato BRA
DNF Cristian Egidio Da Rosa BRA
DNF Murilo Antonio Fischer BRA
DNF Emanuel Kiserlovski CRO
DNF Matija Kvasina CRO
DNF Yukiya Arashiro JPN
DNF Yukihiro Doi JPN
DNF Juan Carlos Rojas Villegas CRC
DNF Lucas Gaday Orozco ARG
DNF Maximiliano Ariel Richeze ARG
DNF Eduardo Sepulveda ARG
DNF Ryan Anderson CAN
DNF Christian Meier CAN
DNF Michael Woods CAN
DNF Segundo Navarrete ECU
DNF Tobias Ludvigsson SWE
DNF Georgios Bouglas GRE
DNF Yauheni Hutarovich BLR
DNF Kanstantsin Siutsou BLR
DNF Ignatas Konovalovas LTU
DNF Zydrunas Savickas LTU
DNF Gatis Smukulis LAT

 

Elite mens' road race photos:

Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen at the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Team Australia

Team Australia.Photo ©Sirotti

Team USA

Team USA. Photo ©Sirotti

Tejay Van Garderen-start

Tejay Van Garderen. Photo ©Sirotti

Germany

Germany. Photo ©Sirotti

John Degenkolb

John Degenkolb. Photo ©Sirotti

France

France. Photo ©Sirotti

Warren barguil, Sylvain Chavanel and Nacer Bouhanni

Warren Barguil, Sylvain Chavanel and Nacer Bouhanni. Photo ©Sirotti

Chris Froome

Christopher Froome. Photo ©Sirotti

Simon Gerrans

Simon Gerrans. Photo ©Sirotti

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara. Photo ©Sirotti

Norway

The Norwegians: Alexander Kristoff, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Lars-Petter Norhaug. Photo ©Sirotti

Philippe gilbert. Photo ©Sirotti

Philippe Gilbert. Photo ©Sirotti

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde. Photo ©Sirotti

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez. Photo ©Sirotti

Rui Costa

The defending world champion, Rui Costa of Portugal. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan. Photo ©Sirotti

emrr-start

Lined up at the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Road Race start

Just some bikies ready to go for a ride. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nibali

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali. Photo ©Sirotti

Peloton

The Italians, with Fabio Aru in front, lead the pack in the rain. Photo ©Sirotti

Chris Froome

Chris Froome. Photo ©Sirotti

Andre Greipel

André Greipel. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan. Photo ©Sirotti

Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche. Photo ©Sirotti

Tony Martin

Tony Martin. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara. Photo ©Sirotti

Elite mens road race finish

Michal Kwiatkowski slows well before the line. Photo ©Sirotti

Elite mens road race finish

But he's got it...Photo ©Sirotti

Michal Kwiatkowski

Michal Kwiatkowski right after the race. Photo ©Sirotti

Michal Kwiatkowski

Michal Kwiatkowski, the new world road champion. Photo ©Sirotti

The podium

The podium, from left: Simon Gerrans, Michal Kwiatkowski, Alejandro Valverde. Photo ©Sirotti

Elite men's road race map and profile:

elite men's road race map and profile

Elite men's road race map and profile


Saturday, September 27: Elite Women's Road Race, 7 laps of 18.2 km = 127.4 km

Elite women's road race complete results, photos, map and profile |

Elite women's road race finish

Elite Women's Road Race finish. It couldn't get any closer. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: A big crash sent several riders to the hospital during the second lap. Still, the peloton still had plenty of top riders to contend for the title.

Near the top of the final climb of the final lap a powerful group of four got away: Marianne Vos (3 times world road champion, 7 times world cyclocross champion), Emma Johansson, Elisa Longo Borghini and Evelyn Stevens. That should have been the race and probably another rainbow jersey for Vos, but they were not able to work together.

Near the finish the slowing quartet was caught. Vos tried a last desperate surge, but she was caught by the speeding sprinters. Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand Prevot won the close sprint. The judges had to look at the photo to determine the winner.

Elite women's road race complete results, photos, map and profile |

Results: 134 starters, 75 did not finish (DNF), 59 classified finishers

Weather: Partly cloudy, rainy, 22C

Winner's average speed: 36.513 km/hr

  Rider Country Time
1 Pauline Ferrand Prevot FRA 3hr 29min 21sec
2 Lisa Brennauer GER
3 Emma Johansson SWE
4 Giorgia Bronzini ITA
5 Tiffany Cromwell AUS
6 Shelley Olds USA
7 Elizabeth Armitstead GBR
8 Linda Melanie Villumsen NZL
9 Hanna Solovey UKR
10 Marianne Vos NED
Elite women's road race complete results, photos, map and profile

Saturday, September 27: Junior Men Road Race, 7 laps of 18.2 km = 127.4 km

Junior men's road race complete results, photos, map and profile |

Junior mens road race finish

Jonas Bokeloh wins the Junior Men's Road Race. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Already the German Road Champion, Jonas Bokeloh can now put a rainbow jersey in his closet.

Worried about a dangerous break, Bokeloh took the risk and crossed to a pair of escapees on a climb with about eight kilometers to go. The peloton (now about 40 riders strong) caught them, setting things up for a sprint.

Despite his recent efforts in the break, Bokeloh still had the suds to win the final rush to the line. Very impressive. We should see more of this young man in the future.

Junior men's road race complete results, photos, map and profile

Results: 187 starters, 77 riders did not finish (DNF), 110 classified finishers

Weather: Sunny, 18C

Winner's average speed: 40.877 km/hr

  Rider Country Age Time
1 Jonas Bokeloh GER 18 3hr 7min 0sec
2 Alexandr Kulikovskiy RUS 17
3 Peter Lenderink NED 18
4 Edoardo Affini ITA 18
5 Magnus Klaris DEN 18
6 Izidor Penko SLO 18
7 Lucas Eriksson SWE 18
8 Lorenzo Fortunato ITA 18
9 Léo Danes FRA 18
10 Sjoerd Bax NED 18
Junior men's road race complete results, photos, map and profile

Friday, September 26: Men Under 23 Road Race, 10 laps of 18.2 km = 182 km

Men Under 23 road race complete results, photos, map and profile |

Sven Bystrom wins the mesnunder 23 road race

Sven Bystron wins the men's under 23 road race championship. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Australia brought a lot of confidence to the race. They worked hard most of the day at the front. Though there were numerous attacks, at the start of the final lap the peloton was intact.

Brayan Stiven Ramirez of Colombia went clear, but on the final climb Norwegian rider Sven Bystrom, who had been biding his time, trying not to expend any needless energy, exploded of the front. He shot past Ramirez, descended like an insane Viking and used his excellent time trialing skills to hold off the pack by seven seconds. The Australians seemed to have burned all their matches and could not catch the Norwegian. They did get an excellent consolation prize, Caleb Ewen won the field sprint for the silver medal.

Normally a domestique, this is Bystrom's first 2014 victory. In 2015 he will join his compatriot Alexander Kristoff on the Katusha team.

Men Under 23 road race complete results, photos, map and profile

Results:

162 starters, 120 classified finishers, 42 did not finish

Winner's average speed: 40.051 km/ht

1 Sven Erik Bystrom  NOR 4hr 32min 39sec
2 Caleb Ewan AUS @ 7 seconds
3 Kristoffer Skjerping NOR
4 Tiesj Benoot BEL
5 Holst Enger Sondre NOR
6 Iuri Filosi ITA
7 Hernando Bohorquez Sanchez COL
8 Ilya Davidenok KAZ
9 Silvio Herklotz GER
10 Mathieu Van Der Poel NED
Men Under 23 road race complete results, photos, map and profile

Friday, September 26: Junior Women Road Race, 4 laps of 18.2 km = 72.8 km

Junior women road race complete results, photos, map and profile |

Junior Women's road race finish

Amalie Dideriksen wins her second consecutive junior women's world road race championship. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Amalie Dideriksen proved that she is becoming a complete rider. Last year at the Tuscan world championships she won the Junior Women's title from a small breakaway. This year, because the Italians set a red-hot pace, the peloton broke up. She was able to bridge to the leading group.

Then when there was some consolidation after the final descent, Italian Sofia Bertizzolo tried an early sprint. But Dederiksen was too powerful and blasted by Bertizzolo to win her second consecutive world championship.

After the race Dideriksen told l'Equipe, "We had to control the attacks of the Italians on the last lap. I knew the danger would come from them. They launched the sprint from far, but I was confident." It looks like she was confident with good reason.

Junior women road race complete results, photos, map and profile

Results: 85 classified finishers, 8 riders did not finish.

Weather: Sunny, 10C

Winner's average speed: 35.517 km/hr

  Rider Country Age Time
1 Amalie Dideriksen DEN 18 2hr 2min 59sec
2 Sofia Bertizzolo ITA 17
3 Agnieszka Skalniak POL 17
4 Nikola Noskova CZE 17
5 Lisa Klein GER 18
6 Greta Richioud FRA 18
7 Jeanne Korevaar NED 18
8 Jelena Eric SRB 18
9 Saartje Vandenbroucke BEL 18
10 Mathilde Cartal FRA 18
Junior women road race complete results, photos, map and profile

Thursday, September 25: Road Race training day, no racing

Photo gallery of riders training on the Worlds course |


Wednesday, September 24: Elite Men 57.10 km Individual Time Trial

Elite men's individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile |

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins on his gold-medal ride. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Last year, while earning his third consecutive world time trial championship, Tony Martin beat second-place Bradley Wiggins by 46 seconds. Today the order was reversed, Wiggins kept Martin from earning his fourth world time trial title, beating the German by 26 seconds.

Wiggins was behind Martin at the first time check, but was ahead at the second check and kept his lead to the end by riding a sizzling 60.7 km/hr.

Though Wiggins is the 2012 Olympic time trial champion and won the 2012 Tour de France largely through his skill at riding against the clock, this is Sir Bradley's first world chrono title.

Elite men's individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile

Results:

Winner's average speed: 60.718 km/hr

  Rider Country Age Time
1 Bradley Wiggins GBR 34 56min 25.5sec
2 Tony Martin GER 29 @ 26.23 seconds
3 Tom Dumoulin NED 24 40.64
4 Vasil Kiryienka BLR 33 47.92
5 Rohan Dennis AUS 24 57.74
6 Adriano Malori ITA 26 +1:11.62
7 Nelson Filipe  Oliveira POR 25 +1:21.63
8 Anton Vorobyev RUS 24 +1:29.66
9 Jan Barta CZE 30 +1:43.41
10 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas ESP 27 +1:44.20
Elite men's individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile

Tuesday, September 23: Elite Women 29.5 km Individual Time Trial

Elite women individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile |

Lisa Brennauer

Lisa Brennauer on her gold-medal ride. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Lisa Brennauer is having a good week at the world championships. On Sunday she was part of the Specialized-Lululemon team that won the women's team time trial. Today she did it on her own, winning the elite women's individual time trial world championship. That's two gold medals for the talented German racer.

At the first time split Brennauer was fifth, well behind leader Anna Solovey. By the second check at km 21.31, she had hammered her way to second, still behind Solovey by about four seconds. In the final stretch she must have gone all out because the was more than 18 seconds ahead of Solovey at the finish.

"The last four kilometers were super important," explained Brennauer. "I knew I had to make sure I wasn't cooked going into the climb and then the last four kilometers had to be full gas."

Elite women individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile

Results:

Weather: partly cloudy and rainy, 19C

Winner's average speed: 29.50 km @ 45.615 km/hr

  Rider Country Time Average speed km/hr
1 Lisa Brennauer GER 38min 48.2sec 45.615
2 Anna Solovey UKR @ 18.68 sec 45.252
3 Evelyn Stevens USA 21.25 45.202
4 Mieke Kroeger GER 38.29 44.877
5 Ann-Sofie Duyck BEL 45.31 44.744
6 Karol-Ann Canuel CAN 51.26 44.632
7 Ellen Van Dijk NED +1:11.64 44.253
8 Alison Powers USA +1:14.17 44.207
9 Linda Melanie Villumsen NZL +1:14.28 44.205
10 Trixi Worrack GER +1:15.25 44.187
Elite women individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile

Tuesday, September 23: Junior Men 29.5 km Individual Time Trial

Junior men individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile |

Lennard Kemna

Gold medal winner Lennard Kemna. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: It looks like Germany has found someone to fill Tony Martin's shoes. Winner Lennard Kemna was the fastest rider at both the 12.23 and the 31.31 kilometer time checks before rolling in with a decisive 45-second lead over American rider Adrien Costa, who came in second. Just before finishing Kemna caught French hope Corentin Ermenault.

After the race Kemna remarked, "I find it hard to realize that I am world champion. The last kilometers were difficult, but I knew I had the best time. I stayed focused as much as possible, especially being careful not to fall. I have prepared for this race against the clock since the beginning of the year, following the example of Tony Martin who is my role model."

Results:

Weather: Partly cloudy, 15C

Winner's average speed: 48.861 km/hr

  Rider Nation Time Avg speed km/hr
1 Lennard Kamna GER 36min 13.5sec 48.861
2 Adrien Costa USA @ 44.66sec 47.877
3 Michael Storer AUS 58.11 47.589
4 Filippo Ganna ITA +1:05.94 47.422
5 Zeke Mostov USA +1:19.13 47.145
6 Tom Wirtgen LUX +1:29.86 46.921
7 Sven Reutter GER +1:34.27 46.83
8 Michael O'Loughlin IRL +1:42.81 46.654
9 Jaime Restrepo COL +1:43.89 46.632
10 Matthew Gibson GBR +1:46.81 46.572
11 Jan Tschernoster GER +1:47.53 46.558
Junior men individual time trial complete results, photos, map and profile

Monday, September 22: Under 23 Men 36.15 km Individual Time Trial

Men Under 23 time trial complete results, photos, course map and profile |

Campbell Flakemore

Campbell Flakemore earning the narrowest of victories. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Australia isn't leaving much on the table for everyone else. This morning the Australian junior women took three of the four top places, including the gold and bronze medals.

This afternoon Campbell Flakemore surged in the final kilometers to pull slightly ahead of Ireland's Ryan Mullen. Flakemore beat Mullen by just 48/100s of a second. Last year Flakemore was fourth in this event, which was won by his compatriot Damien Howson.

Mullen was philosophical in his disappointment, saying that it was terrible to learn of such a narrow loss, "but you have to accept it because it is the strongest who wins."

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 49.5 km/hr.

  Rider Country Age  
1 Campbell Flakemore AUS 22 43min 49.9sec
2 Ryan Mullen IRL 20 @ 0.48 seconds
3 Stefan Kueng SUI 21 9.22
4 Rafael Ferreira Reis POR 22 19.32
5 Maximilian Schachmann GER 20 37.84
6 Jonathan Dibben GBR 20 38.28
7 Andreas Vangstad NOR 22 44.88
8 Louis Meintjes RSA 22 48.36
9 Frederik Frison BEL 22 +1:07.22
10 James Oram NZL 21 +1:09.57
Men Under 23 time trial complete results, photos, course map and profile

Monday, September 22: Junior Women 13.9 km Individual Time Trial

Junior women individual time trial complete results, photos, course map and profile |

Macey Stewast

Macey Stewart riding in the rain to a gold medal. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: The Australian junior women held a time trial school for the rest of the world to watch and learn from. The antipodean women earned three of the top four places and took the gold and bronze medals along the way. By any measure it was an impressive display of power.

On the rainy, slippery roads track specialist Macey Stewart surprised herself with the win, because she had only started riding road races in January. She was leading at the check point halfway through the race and sustained her lead to the end.

Macey now has the Olympic games in Rio as her main goal. She is certainly well on her way to success there.

Complete Results:

Weather: light rain, 13C

Winner's average speed: 41.41 km/hr

  Rider Country Time Avg Speed
1 Macey Stewart AUS 20min 8.4sec 41.41 km/hr
2 Pernille Mathiesen DEN @ 10.79 seconds 41.043
3 Anna-Leeza Hull AUS 13.31 40.959
4 Alexandra Manly AUS 13.81 40.942
5 Emma White USA 26.47 40.522
6 Greta Richioud FRA 26.63 40.517
7 Melissa Lowther GBR 27.69 40.482
8 Aafke Soet NED 28.23 40.465
9 Daria Pikulik POL 38.91 40.118
10 Daria Egorova RUS 44.73 39.932
Junior women individual time trial complete results, photos, course map and profile

Sunday, September 21: Men's Team Time Trial (57.10 km)

Elite mens' team time trial complete results, photos, race map & profile |

BMC

Team BMC on a gold-medal ride. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: By winning the Mens Elite Team Time Trial today, BMC stopped Omega Pharma-Quick Step at two consecutive world championships. And BMC won decisively, beating the second and third-place teams by more than a half minute.

Said jubilant BMC general manager Jim Ochowicz, "This was special because it was everybody on the team – not just the six riders. It is really all the riders and all the staff and (sponsor) Andy Rihs and all of us who have thought about this since they started this world championship three years ago. It has always been high on our priority list, it has been a goal of the team every year and now we have done it. So it is a great moment in our organization."

Team Sky with Bradley Wiggins finished a surprising fourth.

Results:

Winner's average speed: 53.95 km/hr

1 BMC RACING TEAM USA 1hr 3min 29.8sec
2 ORICA GREENEDGE AUS @ 31.84 seconds
3 OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK STEP  BEL 35.22
4 TEAM SKY GBR 37.29
5 TINKOFF-SAXO RUS 46.59
6 MOVISTAR TEAM ESP 51.37
7 TREK FACTORY RACING USA +1:01.47
8 TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO NED +1:26.60
9 CANNONDALE ITA +1:28.56
10 GARMIN SHARP USA +1:44.80
Elite mens' team time trial complete results, photos, race map & profile

Sunday, September 21: Women's Team Time Trial (36.15 km)

Elite womens' team time trial complete results, photos, map, profile |

Secialized-Lululemon

Specialized-Lululemon powering to the gold medal. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: I think l'Equipe summed it up perfectly with their headline "Specialized Invincible". The Women's Elite Team Trial event is only three years old, but Specialized has won it every time, including today at Ponferrada.

The disappointment of the day was with the Rabobank Liv team. First, they had mechanical problems, but were still on target for a medal. Then the woman thought to be the team's anchor, Marianne Vos (three times world road race champion, including winning the title in 2013), was dropped and then they lost another rider. But worse was waiting for them. While leading the reduced team, Annemiek van Vleuten ran into the barriers, taking down her teammates.

Complete results:

Winner's average speed: 49.78 km/hr

1 SPECIALIZED - LULULEMON USA 43min 33.3sec
Chantal Blaak NED 25
Lisa Brennauer GER 26
Karol-Ann Canuel CAN 26
Carmen Small USA 34
Evelyn Stevens USA 31
Trixi Worrack GER 33
2 ORICA - AIS AUS @ 1min 17.56sec
Annette Edmondson AUS 23
Melissa Hoskins AUS 23
Emma Johansson SWE 31
Jessie Maclean AUS 29
Valentina Scandolara ITA 24
Amanda Spratt AUS 27
3 ASTANA BEPINK WOMENS TEAM ITA +2:19.64
Alena Amialiusik BLR 25
Simona Frapporti ITA 26
Doris Schweizer SUI 25
Alison Tetrick USA 29
Silvia Valsecchi ITA 32
Susanna Zorzi ITA 22
4 OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES USA +2:25.75
Annie Ewart CAN 21
Lauren Hall USA 35
Janel Holcomb USA 36
Leah Kirchmann CAN 24
Brianna Walle USA 30
Jade Wilcoxson USA 36
5 BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM NED +2:26.33
Elizabeth Armitstead GBR 26
Jessie Daams BEL 24
Romy Kasper GER 26
Christine Majerus LUX 27
Katarzyna Pawlowska POL 25
Eleonora Van Dijk NED 27
 Elite womens' team time trial complete results, photos, map, profile

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