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2018 World Road Cycling Championships

85th edition: Sept 23 - 30, 2018
Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

World Road Cycling Championships podium history | 2017 edition

Road race: Elite Women | Junior Women | Elite Men | Men U23 | Junior Men

Individual Time Trial: Elite Women | Junior Women | Elite Men | Men U23 | Junior Men

Team Time Trial: Women results | Men results


Sunday, September 30: Elite Men's Road Race, 258.0 km

Photos

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde is the new world champion. Team Movistar photo

Weather at Innsbruck at 2:20 PM: 21C (69F), Fair, with the wind from the ENE at 3 km/hr (2 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Three-time world champion Peter Sagan abandoned with about 90 kilometers to go.

Speaking seconds after the race the winner Alejandro Valverde said: “The truth is, this is incredible. I’ve fought for many years, and finally I get it. The Spanish national team was attentive in every moment in the race. I controlled the distance from the finishing line. It was a very long sprint. I took my responsibilities and I launched my sprint at 350 metres, which was perfect for me. It’s the win of the national selection, of all the people who like me and support me. I’m speechless because I don’t believe it. I’ve been close many times. I’ve had several medals but I was still missing the gold. I’m caught by a huge emotion.”

Here's the UCI's race report:

After two silvers and four bronze medals in the UCI Road World Championships, at 38 Spanish veteran Alejandro Valverde has finally netted gold in the Elite Men’s Road Race, ahead of France’s Romain Bardet and Canada’s Michael Woods.

Valverde proved to be the fastest of a drawn-out four rider sprint that decided the final race of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, clinching Spain’s first gold medal in the Elite Men’s Road Race since Oscar Freire triumphed for a third time back in 2004.

For Valverde, finally donning the rainbow jersey of World Champion  ends a hunt for victory in the Elite Men’s Road Race that began back in 2003, when the rider from Murcia in SE Spain claimed silver in the Championships in Hamilton, Canada.

Since then Valverde has taken silver in the same event on home soil in Madrid in 2005 behind Tom Boonen of Belgium, and bronze in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014. But never gold - until Sunday.

“It’s incredible, I’ve been fighting and fighting for so long for this and I have to thank the team for their hard work for me, they get a ten out of ten,” a visibly emotional Valverde said afterwards. “It was a very long sprint and not easy because the other guys in the breakaway had made sure I was doing a lot of the work in the final part.”

“But I opened up the sprint with 300 metres to go, which is the distance I’m best at for sprints, and I got it. Words fail me, to be honest, it’s a dream come true that I’ve finally got the gold.”

“What was I thinking about in the last kilometre? That in a situation like this,  I just couldn’t fail, with all the support I’ve had from people over all these years to try and do this.”

On one of the hilliest courses in modern World Championships history, culminating with an ascent of the dauntingly steep Höttinger Höll climb and a fast drop back to Innsbruck, Valverde and the other favourites’ teams mostly preferred to play a waiting game. Soon after the race’s 188 strong pack eased out of the small start town of Kufstein on Sunday in warm, dry weather, therefore, an early break of 11 was allowed to gain up  a surprisingly high maximum lead of 19 minutes before some of the stronger squads began to reel them back in.

As the French, Austrians, British and Spanish moved to the front, steadily cutting into the break’s lead, and as the repeated assaults of the seven kilometre Mount Igls  - seven in total on the 23 kilometre Olympic circuit - began to tell, defending World Champion Peter Sagan (Slovakia) dropped quickly out of contention.

Great Britain’s Peter Kennaugh, Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet and Italy’s Gianpaolo Caruso were amongst those who tested the water on the second last lap. But as the 60-strong peloton roared through Innsbruck’s finish line for a penultimate time, there were still only two riders ahead from the early break  -   Vegard Stake Laengen (Norway) and Kasper Asgreen (Denmark)  - and  not a single counter-attack had managed to stick.

The stalemate finally broke apart, though, as Italy sucked back in the two Scandinavian riders on the Igls climb and a third, Denmark’s Michael Valgren, then shot away over the top. The 2018 Amstel Gold Race winner had an advantage of 30 seconds on a chase group of some 40 riders as the race swept back down to Innsbruck, although favourites like Vincenzo Nibali (Italy), 2014 Road World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski and Vuelta a España winner Simon Yates (Great Britain) were already out of the running.

Valgren still had a gap at the foot of the crunch climb of  Höttinger Höll, but the combined effects of  slopes reaching up to 28 percent in places and a French team in hot pursuit saw him fall back. Instead, as the punishingly steep climb grew ever tougher, Bardet,  Woods and Valverde managed to strike clear of a fast-shortening single line of riders, with Italy’s Gianni Moscon and Netherlands rider Tom Dumoulin amongst the last to be dropped by the trio.

Holding an advantage of around 15 seconds on Dumoulin at the summit, the leading trio picked their way carefully down the technical descent, with Valverde doing much of the work. Dumoulin, though, was determined not to be left out of the fight and the Netherlands rider had the three leaders in his sights as the road finally levelled out once again.

Dumoulin finally closed the gap on Valverde, Bardet and Woods in the last two kilometres, and even tried to ambush them almost within sight of the finish. Instead, Valverde quickly closed down the gap, and then, having kept his rivals firmly under control, opened up the sprint with 300 metres to go.

At that point, given the Spaniard’s tried and tested turn of speed in small group sprints, victory for Valverde, at long last, was a near formality, and his 15-year quest for gold in the UCI Road World Championships finally ended in success.

Complete Results:

Race photos

188 starters from 44 nations, 112 DNF, 76 classified finishers

258 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.064 km/hr

1 VALVERDE Alejandro Spain 6hr 46min 41sec
2 BARDET Romain France s.t.
3 WOODS Michael Canada s.t.
4 DUMOULIN Tom Netherlands s.t.
5 MOSCON Gianni Italy @ 13sec
6 KREUZIGER Roman Czech Republic @ 43sec
7 VALGREN Michael Denmark s.t.
8 ALAPHILIPPE Julian France s.t.
9 PINOT Thibaut France s.t.
10 COSTA Rui Portugal s.t.
11 IZAGIRRE Ion Spain s.t.
12 MOLLEMA Bauke Netherlands 0:49
13 NIEVE Mikel Spain 0:52
14 OOMEN Sam Netherlands 1:21
15 QUINTANA Nairo Colombia s.t.
16 KENNAUGH Peter Great Britain s.t.
17 HIRT Jan Czech Republic s.t.
18 BENNETT George New Zealand s.t.
19 HAIG Jack Australia s.t.
20 FUGLSANG Jakob Denmark s.t.
21 POZZOVIVO Domenico Italy s.t.
22 ZEITS Andrey Kazakhstan s.t.
23 HERMANS Ben Belgium 1:32
24 GESCHKE Simon Germany 1:54
25 CHERNETSKI Sergei Russia 2:00
26 FRANK Mathias Switzerland 2:10
27 KRUIJSWIJK Steven Netherlands s.t.
28 TOLHOEK Antwan Netherlands s.t.
29 TEUNS Dylan Belgium s.t.
30 EIKING Odd Christian Norway 2:42
31 MOLARD Rudy France s.t.
32 REICHENBACH Sébastien Switzerland s.t.
33 URÁN Rigoberto Colombia 2:57
34 ROGLIČ Primož Slovenia 4:00
35 MAJKA Rafał Poland s.t.
36 LUTSENKO Alexey Kazakhstan s.t.
37 YATES Adam Great Britain s.t.
38 KELDERMAN Wilco Netherlands s.t.
39 OLIVEIRA Nelson Portugal 5:00
40 DE MARCHI Alessandro Italy 5:05
41 KUDUS Merhawi Eritrea 5:44
42 MEURISSE Xandro Belgium s.t.
43 LAENGEN Vegard Stake Norway s.t.
44 DE LA CRUZ David Spain 5:56
45 GOGL Michael Austria s.t.
46 BUCHMANN Emanuel Germany s.t.
47 SIVAKOV Pavel Russia 6:00
48 HENAO Sergio Colombia 6:02
49 NIBALI Vincenzo Italy s.t.
50 VAN AVERMAET Greg Belgium 8:08
51 KOCHETKOV Pavel Russia s.t.
52 ASGREEN Kasper Denmark 10:22
53 PELLIZOTTI Franco Italy 10:33
54 HAGEN Carl Fredrik Norway 12:24
55 VINJEBO Emil Denmark 12:57
56 OWSIAN Łukasz Poland 13:05
57 ZAKARIN Ilnur Russia s.t.
58 GALLOPIN Tony France s.t.
59 KONRAD Patrick Austria s.t.
60 MORABITO Steve Switzerland s.t.
61 HERRADA Jesús Spain 13:09
62 SKUJIŅŠ Toms Latvia 13:13
63 BOOKWALTER Brent USA 14:23
64 CARUSO Damiano Italy s.t.
65 CATALDO Dario Italy s.t.
66 CARTHY Hugh Great Britain s.t.
67 ROCHE Nicolas Ireland s.t.
68 WELLENS Tim Belgium s.t.
69 WEENING Pieter Netherlands s.t.
70 POWER Robert Australia s.t.
71 CARAPAZ Richard Ecuador 14:48
72 KING Ben USA 15:57
73 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo Argentina 16:51
74 DENZ Nico Germany 18:17
75 BRAMBILLA Gianluca Italy 19:35
76 BRITTON Rob Canada 19:37

World Road championship photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Peloton

Looks like a lovely day for a bike race in the Alps.

Peloton

Another shot of the peloton in the Tyrolean Alps.

Peloton

The peloton speeds through Innsbruck

Alejandro Valverde

The race and the rainbow jersey is Valverde's

Gianni Moscon

Gianni Moscon finished fifth a few seconds later.

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde celebrates right after the race.

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Vavlerde finally has a rainbow jersey.

Worlds road race podium

The podium, from left: Romain Bardet (2nd), Alejandro Valverde (1st) & Michael Woods (3rd)


Saturday, September 29: Elite Women's Road Race, 155.6 km

Anna van der Breggen

Anna van der Breggen is champion of the world. Her nearest chaser is almost four minutes back! Sirotti photo

The race: Here's the report from winner Anna van der Breggen's Boels-Dolmans team.

Anna van der Breggen has won the world road championships on Saturday after an impressive solo ride. She had plenty of time to celebrate as she arrived at the finish line, taking her long sought-after world title. The gold medal and world title add to her double silver performance at the team time trial and individual time trial earlier this week. Van der Breggen was joined on the podium by Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott, Australia) and Tatiana Guderzo (Team Hitec, Italy).

The Olympic champion and former European champion succeeds her teammate and compatriot Chantal Blaak as the wearer of the rainbow jersey. For the fourth year in a row, Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team will be home to the world road champion, after Lizzie Deignan won the event in Richmond, USA in 2015 and Amalie Dideriksen in Qatar in 2016. It was an emotional win for the usually very down to earth Van der Breggen.

"That's because of the long build-up to this event, it's quite a stressful preparation ahead of the world championships," explained Van der Breggen. "I knew this was the perfect course for me, but it was such a long wait to get here. This morning, I didn't want to see anyone and thought: just let us get on the bikes. This was a big goal for me and it wasn't a secret, so there was a lot coming at me. I didn't expect to win like this."

After exciting world road races in the junior and U23 categories, the anticipation was high for the women’s elite race. The women did not disappoint, with Team NL lining up as the absolute favourites today. A lead group formed on the climb to Gnadenwald, with lots of Dutch riders represented indeed.

Everything came back together in the descent, though, after which several groups got off the front shortly, Boels-Dolmans regularly represented in these groups as well. None of these groups were given more than 1’15” advantage, but the last one contained Spratt, a dangerous outsider for the win. Therefore Van der Breggen made her race-winning move in the second lap.

"Spratt was off the front and we know we can't give her too much space," said Van der Breggen. "Lucinda [Brand] therefore tried to keep the gap to a minimum but attacking and later just pulling at the front. Then Annemiek [van Vleuten] opened with an attack. We couldn't wait any longer. That was the beginning, I attacked after that."

Spratt was able to stay in Van der Breggen's wheel the longest, but eventually had to let her go too at 40 kilometers from the finish line. Like we know from Van der Breggen's previous victories, long solos are no problem for her. With a little help from her compatriots in the peloton, Van der Breggen only increased her lead in the final 40 kilometres of the race, cheered on by the numerous fans along the road. She was able to start celebrating well before reaching the finish line.

"I thought it was early to go, but I reached Spratt quite quickly," said Van der Breggen. "Then I was by myself early on, so I just had to focus on eating and drinking well, and pacing. I knew I had to do that climb again by myself. I also had barely any info on what the time gap was, how far I was off the front."

"At one point, I knew that my advantage hovered around two minutes on the climb, but I have experienced way too often this season that either I did something wrong or that I was caught back. So I just kept on riding."

Spratt soloed her way to a silver medal, while Guderzo managed to take bronze by attacking out of the peloton with one lap to go, together with Karol-Ann Canuel and Amy Pieters. Canuel added a sixth place to her eighth place in the individual time trial, Pieters finished eighth. In her very last road race, Megan Guarnier finished sixteenth.

Complete results:

149 starters from 48 nations, 68 DNF, 81 classified finishers

155.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 37.185 km/hr

1 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna Netherlands 4:hr 11min 4sec
2 SPRATT Amanda Australia @ 3min 42sec
3 GUDERZO Tatiana Italy 5:26
4 FAHLIN Emilia Sweden 6:13
5 JASINSKA Małgorzata Poland s.t.
6 CANUEL Karol-Ann Canada 6:17
7 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek Netherlands 7:05
8 PIETERS Amy Netherlands s.t.
9 BRAND Lucinda Netherlands 7:17
10 WINDER Ruth USA s.t.
11 LELEIVYTE Rasa Lithuania s.t.
12 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna Poland s.t.
13 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa Italy s.t.
14 POIDEVIN Sara Canada s.t.
15 IAKOVENKO Anastasia Russia s.t.
16 GUARNIER Megan USA s.t.
17 MOOLMAN Ashleigh South Africa s.t.
18 KOPPENBURG Clara Germany s.t.
19 GARCIA Margarita Spain s.t.
20 MAGNALDI Erica Italy s.t.
21 HALL Katie USA s.t.
22 NEFF Jolanda Switzerland s.t.
23 LUDWIG Cecilie Denmark 7:22
24 KENNEDY Lucy Australia 7:31
25 KIRCHMANN Leah Canada 8:18
26 ROWE Danielle Great Britain s.t.
27 SIERRA Arlenis Cuba s.t.
28 DE VUYST Sofie Belgium s.t.
29 BORGLI Stine Norway s.t.
30 BATAGELJ Polona Slovenia s.t.
31 RIVERA Coryn USA s.t.
32 NILSSON Hanna Sweden s.t.
33 PINTAR Urša Slovenia s.t.
34 MERINO Eider Spain s.t.
35 GILLOW Shara Australia s.t.
36 FREI Sina Switzerland s.t.
37 LANGVAD Annika Denmark s.t.
38 PITEL Edwige France s.t.
39 VYSOTSKA Yevgenia Ukraine s.t.
40 VAN DE VELDE Julie Belgium s.t.
41 WRIGHT Sophie Great Britain 8:36
42 VAN DEN STEEN Kelly Belgium 9:00
43 LORVIK Ingrid Norway s.t.
44 BLAAK Chantal Netherlands s.t.
45 BARNES Hannah Great Britain 10:58
46 LIPPERT Liane Germany s.t.
47 WILLIAMS Georgia New Zealand 11:01
48 BROWN Grace Australia s.t.
49 SHAPIRA Omer Israel 11:14
50 MICHIELS Githa Belgium 12:32
51 JACKSON Alison Canada 12:48
52 MORENO Blanca Colombia 13:01
53 SANTESTEBAN Ane Spain s.t.
54 CHAPMAN Brodie Australia s.t.
55 NOVOLODSKAIA Mariia Russia 13:10
56 SHEKEL Olga Ukraine 13:46
57 LLAMAS Lorena Spain 14:05
58 PIRRONE Elena Italy s.t.
59 TAZREITER Angelika Austria 14:26
60 VAN DIJK Ellen Netherlands 14:29
61 LABOUS Juliette France s.t.
62 YAPURA Fernanda Argentina s.t.
63 BERTIZZOLO Sofia Italy s.t.
64 CHRISTMAS Dani Great Britain 14:51
65 KERN Spela Slovenia s.t.
66 ANDERSON Grace New Zealand s.t.
67 ZIGART Urska Slovenia 14:55
68 PLICHTA Anna Poland 16:05
69 ENSING Janneke Netherlands s.t.
70 KLIMOVA Diana Russia 18:04
71 DIDERIKSEN Amalie Denmark s.t.
72 PALADIN Soraya Italy s.t.
73 CORDON-RAGOT Audrey France s.t.
74 BERGEN Sara Canada 18:20
75 SUBERCASEAUX Stephanie Chile 18:44
76 PATIÑO Paula Colombia s.t.
77 SAIFUTDINOVA Natalya Kazakhstan s.t.
78 BOHÉ Caroline Denmark s.t.
79 YONAMINE Eri Japan 20:47
80 KOREVAAR Jeanne Netherlands 22:33
81 RIJKES Sarah Austria 23:06

Friday, September 28: Men Under 23 Road Race, 179.5 km

Marc Hirschi

Marc Hirschi is the new U23 Men's' World Road Race Champion

The Race: Here's the report from winner Marc Hirschi's Team Sunweb.

Development Team Sunweb's Marc Hirschi (SWI) has taken the U23 rainbow stripes after a stellar dominant performance in Innsbruck, Austria today. Signed to the team's WorldTour program from 2019, 20-year-old Hirschi was in a three-man decisive move at the front of the race in the final 15 kilometres, perfectly timing his attack on the descent to solo away from his companions and take the U23 world road race title.

Speaking after his win, Hirschi said: "We were really strong throughout the race as a team. We knew the descent well, but thought it would be too easy to attack and make the difference there. I knew I could win from a sprint in a small group, but I decided to attack because of the tailwind and corners in the final kilometres. Throughout the race I was always in the perfect groups and had enough energy left for the final. I can't believe it, it's amazing."

Team Sunweb coach Sebastian Deckert (GER) said: "We are all really happy and super proud of Marc and what he did today. He has been on a high level throughout the season and he has consistently shown how strong he is; to win this is just 'wow'. The whole Swiss team did a great job today. Marc behaved tactically to perfection, and showed just how well he knows his own body. His attack was timed brilliantly and he showed that he knows exactly what to do. This is a great finish to his time as an U23 rider as he moves up to the WorldTour with us next year."

Complete Results:

178 starters from 52 nations, 88 DNF, 90 classified finishers

179.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.783 km/hr

1 HIRSCHI Marc Switzerland 4hr 24:05
2 LAMBRECHT Bjorg Belgium @ 15sec
3 HÄNNINEN Jaakko Finland s.t.
4 MÄDER Gino Switzerland 0:35
5 PADUN Mark Ukraine 0:37
6 CASTRILLO Jaime Spain 0:45
7 POGAČAR Tadej Slovenia 0:47
8 HAYTER Ethan Great Britain s.t.
9 MÜLLER Patrick Switzerland s.t.
10 SHAW James Great Britain s.t.
11 HINDLEY Jai Australia s.t.
12 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément France s.t.
13 PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien France @ 1min 6sec
14 ZIMMERMANN Georg Germany s.t.
15 VLASOV Aleksandr Russia 1:07
16 BATTISTELLA Samuele Italy s.t.
17 STANNARD Robert Australia 2:48
18 DE BOD Stefan South Africa 3:21
19 FEDELI Alessandro Italy s.t.
20 DUNBAR Eddie Ireland 3:23
21 HONORÉ Mikkel Denmark 3:46
22 FOSS Tobias Norway s.t.
23 KÄMNA Lennard Germany 3:50
24 BAGIOLI Andrea Italy s.t.
25 POWLESS Neilson USA 4:28
26 DONOVAN Mark Great Britain 4:45
27 MADOUAS Valentin France 4:57
28 NEUHAUSER Marcel Austria s.t.
29 KANTER Max Germany 5:41
30 EENKHOORN Pascal Netherlands s.t.
31 PEÁK Barnabás Hungary s.t.
32 PAREDES Wilmar Colombia s.t.
33 VERSCHAEVE Viktor Belgium s.t.
34 TOUPALIK Adam Czech Republic s.t.
35 CHERKASOV Nikolay Russia s.t.
36 AZURMENDI Ibai Spain s.t.
37 BJERG Mikkel Denmark s.t.
38 CARVALHO Goncalo Portugal s.t.
39 PRIMOZIC Jaka Slovenia s.t.
40 WELDU Hafetab Ethiopia s.t.
41 PARRA José Félix Spain s.t.
42 BENNETT Sean USA s.t.
43 ARENSMAN Thymen Netherlands 5:45
44 GREGAARD Jonas Denmark 5:48
45 CRAS Steff Belgium 5:53
46 ERIKSSON Lucas Sweden 7:57
47 ADRIA Roger Spain 8:35
48 FLÓREZ Miguel Colombia s.t.
49 CEPEDA Jefferson Ecuador s.t.
50 FUERTES Joel Ecuador s.t.
51 CARVALHO Andre Portugal 9:27
52 STORER Michael Australia s.t.
53 MONACO Alessandro Italy s.t.
54 RUBIO Einer Colombia s.t.
55 PRODHOMME Nicolas France 9:54
56 RUEGG Lukas Switzerland s.t.
57 MAŁECKI Kamil Poland 10:47
58 BUSSARD Dimitri Switzerland s.t.
59 SLEEN Torjus Norway s.t.
60 OTRUBA Jakub Czech Republic s.t.
61 LEKNESSUND Andreas Norway s.t.
62 STORK Florian Germany s.t.
63 GALL Felix Austria s.t.
64 VINGEGAARD Jonas Denmark 10:49
65 VALTER Attila Hungary 11:52
66 VILLALOBOS Luis Mexico s.t.
67 GENIETS Kevin Luxembourg s.t.
68 BRKIC Benjamin Austria 14:08
69 WILLIAMS Stephen Great Britain 16:25
70 COVI Alessandro Italy 16:29
71 LEYDER Pit Luxembourg 19:25
72 MAAS Jan Netherlands s.t.
73 KLARIS Magnus Denmark s.t.
74 MCNULTY Brandon USA s.t.
75 KURIANOV Stepan Russia s.t.
76 OSORIO Alejandro Colombia s.t.
77 RIES Michel Luxembourg s.t.
78 ALMEIDA João Portugal s.t.
79 GIDICH Yevgeniy Kazakhstan s.t.
80 CHRISTENSEN Ryan New Zealand 21:36
81 MULUBRHAN Henok Eritrea s.t.
82 WIRTGEN Luc Luxembourg s.t.
83 ARERUYA Joseph Rwanda s.t.
84 MCDUNPHY Conn Ireland s.t.
85 CHRÉTIEN Charles-Étienne Canada s.t.
86 CARDENAS Jordan Ecuador s.t.
87 DINA Márton Hungary s.t.
88 BARCELÓ Fernando Spain s.t.
89 STEDMAN Maximilian Great Britain 21:53
90 ANDERSEN Idar Norway 23:05

Thursday, September 27: Junior Men's Road Race, 131.8 km

Remco Evenepoel

Remco Evenpoel has earned two Rainbow Jerseys in one week. On Tuesday he became the Junior World Time Trial Champion. He has certainly earned the right to celebrate on the finish line.

Complete results:

159 starters from 54 nations, 75 DNF, 84 classified finishers

131.8 kilometers raced at an average speed of 43.021 km/hr

1 EVENEPOEL Remco BELGIUM 3hr 3min 49sec
2 MAYRHOFER Marius GERMANY @ 1min 25sec
3 FANCELLU Alessandro ITALY +1:38
4 BALMER Alexandre SWITZERLAND s.t.
5 WANDAHL Frederik DENMARK +3:20
6 BENEDETTI Gabriele ITALY s.t.
7 CHARRIN Aloïs FRANCE s.t.
8 VERMAERKE Kevin USA s.t.
9 TIBERI Antonio ITALY s.t.
10 QUINN Sean USA +3:25
11 PICCOLO Andrea ITALY +4:37
12 VACEK Karel CZECH REPUBLIC s.t.
13 HAILU Biniam ERITREA +6:41
14 GEßNER Jakob GERMANY s.t.
15 AASHEIM Ludvig NORWAY s.t.
16 MOTA Guilherme PORTUGAL s.t.
17 TULETT Ben GREAT BRITAIN +7:20
18 BECH Aksel DENMARK s.t.
19 BÖGLI Jonathan SWITZERLAND s.t.
20 HOLLYMAN Mason GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
21 FRIGO Marco ITALY +7:54
22 BRUSSENSKIY Gleb KAZAKHSTAN +9:34
23 FEDOROV Yevgeniy KAZAKHSTAN +10:47
24 SKIVILD Robin Juel DENMARK s.t.
25 HEALY Ben IRELAND s.t.
26 ASKEY Lewis GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
27 HEßMANN Michel GERMANY +10:55
28 GAJDULA Marek SLOVAKIA +11:07
29 PRONSKIY Daniil KAZAKHSTAN +11:19
30 RANGEL Vinicius BRAZIL s.t.
31 HEIDUK Kim GERMANY +12:14
32 HOLTER Ådne NORWAY +12:22
33 SHCHYPAK Oleksandr UKRAINE s.t.
34 VAN UDEN Casper NETHERLANDS s.t.
35 GONOV Lev RUSSIA +13:21
36 BARRENETXEA Jon SPAIN +13:37
37 WATSON Samuel GREAT BRITAIN +15:02
38 ENGELHARDT Felix GERMANY s.t.
39 PAGE Hugo FRANCE +15:18
40 Habimana Jean Eric RWANDA +15:25
41 RETAILLEAU Valentin FRANCE +15:31
42 ŘEPA Vojtech CZECH REPUBLIC s.t.
43 VOLLMER Andrew USA s.t.
44 LEIJNSE Enzo NETHERLANDS s.t.
45 MIRZOJEV Artjom ESTONIA +15:47
46 SCHELLENBERG Thomas CANADA +16:22
47 BUGÁR Marek SLOVAKIA s.t.
48 SANCHEZ Pelayo SPAIN +17:18
49 GEORGE Alfred GREAT BRITAIN +17:28
50 PLAPP Lucas AUSTRALIA s.t.
51 ONODERA Kei JAPAN s.t.
52 NURLYKHASSYM Nurbergen KAZAKHSTAN +17:29
53 CEPA Mesut ALBANIA +17:40
54 TURUK Daniil BELARUS +17:55
55 VAN DER BEKEN Aaron BELGIUM +17:58
56 VANDENABEELE Henri BELGIUM s.t.
57 REITER Jakob AUSTRIA +18:15
58 FLANNAGAN Breandán IRELAND +18:45
59 VTIURIN Anton RUSSIA +18:54
60 KIRSCH Gilles LUXEMBOURG s.t.
61 VAN BELLE Bas NETHERLANDS s.t.
62 LANE Josh NEW ZEALAND s.t.
63 KRASTS Alekss LATVIA +18:57
64 IMBODEN Simon SWITZERLAND s.t.
65 MIKŠANÍK Vladimír CZECH REPUBLIC +19:00
66 BILYI Maksim UKRAINE s.t.
67 EGGENBERG Ruben SWITZERLAND s.t.
68 AGUIRRE Tomas MEXICO s.t.
69 BOUČEK Jakub CZECH REPUBLIC s.t.
70 SILVA Afonso PORTUGAL s.t.
71 KATERBERG Ben CANADA +20:34
72 GILBERTSON Theo NEW ZEALAND s.t.
73 KELEMEN Petr CZECH REPUBLIC +21:01
74 RODRIGUEZ Carlos SPAIN +22:34
75 MAZUR Dzianis BELARUS +22:43
76 VAN DER TUUK Axel NETHERLANDS +23:13
77 KRUL Wessel NETHERLANDS +23:44
78 LINDGREN Emil SWEDEN s.t.
79 TREIMUTH Henri ESTONIA s.t.
80 RYAN Archie IRELAND +24:27
81 FINNESAND Fredrik NORWAY +24:29
82 GORAK Dominik POLAND s.t.
83 BIENIEK Damian POLAND +25:10
84 KLAHAN Noppachai THAILAND +27:56

Thursday, September 27: Junior Women's Road Race, 70.8 km

Laura Stigger

Laura Stigger is the new Junior Women's World Road Champion.

Complete results:

102 starters from 37 nations, 9 DNF, 93 classified finishers

70.8 kilometers raced at an average speed of 36.484 km/hr

1 STIGGER Laura AUSTRIA 1hr 56min 26sec
2 LE NET Marie FRANCE s.t.
3 BOILARD Simone CANADA s.t.
4 MALCOTTI Barbara ITALY s.t.
5 WIEL Jade FRANCE @ 14sec
6 GUAZZINI Vittoria ITALY s.t.
7 ALESSIO Camilla ITALY 29
8 GAREEVA Aigul RUSSIA 56
9 SAABYE Mie DENMARK @ 1min 52sec
10 GALAND Maina FRANCE s.t.
11 GEORGI Pfeiffer GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
12 BOTERO Erika COLOMBIA s.t.
13 GALIMULLINA Iuliia RUSSIA s.t.
14 KULYNYCH Olha UKRAINE s.t.
15 BAIDAK Anna RUSSIA s.t.
16 JANDOVÁ Veronika CZECH REPUBLIC s.t.
17 JASKULSKA Marta POLAND +1:57
18 JONKERS Eva NETHERLANDS s.t.
19 LUDWIG Hannah GERMANY s.t.
20 AMMERLAAN Rozemarijn NETHERLANDS +2:02
21 CURINIER Léa FRANCE +4:03
22 TEKESTE Desiet ERITREA s.t.
23 KAWAGUCHI Urara JAPAN +4:07
24 RYTSEVA Alena RUSSIA +4:14
25 CLOUSE Katie USA +4:47
26 GALLAGHER Maeve IRELAND +4:56
27 HÁJKOVÁ Markéta CZECH REPUBLIC s.t.
28 SOTO Catalina CHILE s.t.
29 SOH Jasmine USA s.t.
30 BACKSTEDT Elynor GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
31 YOUNGWERTH Abigail USA s.t.
32 KOLESAVA Anastasiya BELARUS s.t.
33 VAN SCHOOR Kelsey SOUTH AFRICA s.t.
34 VITILLO Matilde ITALY s.t.
35 ABRAMENKO Alina BELARUS s.t.
36 FISHER-BLACK Niamh NEW ZEALAND s.t.
37 EUSTACHE Emeline FRANCE s.t.
38 VALLIERES Magdeleine CANADA s.t.
39 TRIAS Mireia SPAIN s.t.
40 LARTITEGI Amaia SPAIN s.t.
41 SVARINSKA Lina LATVIA s.t.
42 UVAROVA Marina RUSSIA +4:59
43 BOSSUYT Shari BELGIUM +5:47
44 GJØS Martine NORWAY s.t.
45 LUTRO Amalie NORWAY s.t.
46 JANČIČ Nika SLOVENIA s.t.
47 SWINKELS Sylvie NETHERLANDS s.t.
48 RAUWERDA Kaitlyn CANADA s.t.
49 GEDRAITYTĖ Akvile LITHUANIA s.t.
50 MATHISEN Silje NORWAY s.t.
51 ZÜGER Tina SWITZERLAND s.t.
52 HEITZMANN Dorothea GERMANY s.t.
53 GERRITSE Femke NETHERLANDS s.t.
54 GILLESPIE lara IRELAND s.t.
55 LOUW Anya AUSTRALIA s.t.
56 LEITANE Daniela LATVIA +6:04
57 BAUERNFEIND Ricarda GERMANY +6:28
58 GIGANTE Sarah AUSTRALIA s.t.
59 MACHÁLKOVÁ Petra SLOVAKIA s.t.
60 YASCHENKO Tetyana UKRAINE +7:30
61 SMULDERS Silke NETHERLANDS s.t.
62 RÜEGG Noemi SWITZERLAND s.t.
63 ANDERSSON Caroline SWEDEN +7:32
64 SÁSKOVÁ Tereza CZECH REPUBLIC +7:34
65 BORGSTRÖM Julia SWEDEN s.t.
66 PACHSHENKO Svetlana KAZAKHSTAN +7:50
67 GILABERT Ariana SPAIN +8:11
68 STEHLI Lara SWITZERLAND +8:42
69 HECHLER Katharina GERMANY +8:45
70 WLODARCZYK Dominika POLAND +9:51
71 PAULECHOVÁ Radka SLOVAKIA s.t.
72 DE LA FUENTE Lorena SPAIN s.t.
73 GIN Elizabeth CANADA s.t.
74 TSEGAY Danait ERITREA s.t.
75 HRTÁNKOVÁ Júlia SLOVAKIA s.t.
76 LEHNERT Gabrielle USA s.t.
77 CHIU Vivien HONG KONG s.t.
78 KIELLAND Thale NORWAY s.t.
79 BOGDANOVA Tatyana KAZAKHSTAN s.t.
80 MOVRIN Vita SLOVENIA +11:52
81 KERR Britney NEW ZEALAND s.t.
82 STREICHER Hannah AUSTRIA +11:54
83 TACEY April GREAT BRITAIN +13:03
84 SOLOVYEVA Anzhela KAZAKHSTAN +14:24
85 JENSEN Mette Egtoft DENMARK +15:05
86 SZYMCZAK Natalia POLAND +15:46
87 NAKATOMI Shoko JAPAN s.t.
88 CHRISTENSEN Emma DENMARK s.t.
89 KOŽIĆ Karla CROATIA +17:50
90 BERTON Nina LUXEMBOURG s.t.
91 PASTUSZEK Paulina POLAND +17:54
92 MONKHOUSE Amy GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
93 SHARPE Amelia GREAT BRITAIN s.t.

Wednesday, September 26: Elite Men's individual time trial, 52.1 km

Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis going faster than anyone else in the world. Sirotti photo

The race: Winner Rohan Dennis' BMC team sent me this report.

26 September, 2018, Innsbruck (AUT): The UCI Time Trial World Championship gold medal has been a long time coming for Rohan Dennis and today in Innsbruck, Austria, the Australian time trial champion pulled on the rainbow jersey and stood on the podium with the gold medal around his neck for the first time in his career.

With 15 career individual time trial victories to his name before today's race, Dennis had more than proved himself as one on the best time trialists in the World but had not been able to secure the rainbow stripes in previous years.

Coming into the race as a hot favorite, after winning both individual time trials at the Vuelta a España, Dennis more than lived up to expectations with an impressive performance which saw the 28-year-old win by a commanding 1:21 over the 52.5 kilometer course, the biggest winning margin in the event since 2009.

Dennis was the second-to-last rider to roll down the ramp, before reigning World Champion Tom Dumoulin, and settled into a steady rhythm to clock the fastest time at the first intermediate checkpoint, 8.84 in front of Dumoulin. Dennis powered along the course with perfect technique and gained significant time on the decisive climb in the lead up to the second intermediate time check which confirmed Dennis had increased his lead to a staggering 1:01 over Dumoulin.

With the rainbow jersey in his sights, Dennis remained in control and further increased his advantage in the final 17 kilometers before crossing the line to stop the clock at 1:03.45 and immediately broke into a smile with the realization that he had become the World Champion.

Dumoulin held on to claim the silver medal while Victor Campenaerts completed the podium. Dennis was joined by BMC Racing Team teammate Patrick Bevin in the top ten, with the New Zealander clocking the eighth-fastest time on the day.

Interview with Rohan Dennis

Congratulations, Rohan! How does it feel to be World Champion?

"It's a dream come true to be World Champion. I've been chasing this since I was a junior, I've never won it in any age group, so to win my first one in seniors is really special. It's an amazing feeling. There's a lot of people I have to thank and the first person is my wife. She's back home and I'm sure she is pretty happy at the moment. Now, I'm just going to enjoy the moment and enjoy the next year in the rainbow jersey and try again next year."

How did you stay in control knowing you were on the way to winning?

"I was being coached from the car by Brad McGee and he gave me confidence at the top of the climb once Dumoulin came through and I was one minute up, and he just kept me calm. I was considering a bit of a victory salute but I wanted to make sure as you are never sure until Tom crosses the line."

Did you expect to win with such a big advantage?

"I knew the power that we rode in the team time trial. We lost 19 seconds and I held higher power up the hill than I did in the team time trial. I knew that Tom rode the front of the team time trial and he was pushing pretty hard so I had a fairly god idea of what power I needed to hold. I think I was 35 seconds in front at the bottom and when I got to the top I was fairly confident that I had at least done the same time as him."

Complete results:

52.1 kilometers raced at an average speed of 49.585 km/hr

1 DENNIS Rohan Australia 1hr 3min 2.57sec
2 DUMOULIN Tom Netherlands @ 1min 21.09sec
3 CAMPENAERTS Victor Belgium 1:21.62
4 KWIATKOWSKI Michał Poland 2:04.58
5 OLIVEIRA Nelson Portugal 2:14.34
6 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan Spain 2:17.53
7 MARTIN Tony Germany 2:25.23
8 BEVIN Patrick New Zealand 2:34.78
9 KIRYIENKA Vasil Belarus 3:07.54
10 MADSEN Martin Denmark 3:23.39
11 SCHACHMANN Maximilian Germany 3:39.95
12 KÜNG Stefan Switzerland 3:44.23
13 LUTSENKO Alexey Kazakhstan 4:07.98
14 BÁRTA Jan Czech Republic 4:08.15
15 ROSSKOPF Joey USA 4:20.09
16 KELDERMAN Wilco Netherlands 4:21.09
17 BODNAR Maciej Poland 4:22.47
18 KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren Denmark 4:28.86
19 VAN EMDEN Jos Netherlands 4:33.61
20 THOMAS Benjamin France 4:44.96
21 KANGERT Tanel Estonia 4:45.14
22 SOLER Marc Spain 4:47.78
23 JUNGELS Bob Luxembourg 4:47.94
24 ČERNÝ Josef Czech Republic 4:49.29
25 BOND Hamish New Zealand 4:50.45
26 BRÄNDLE Matthias Austria 4:51.20
27 VAN GARDEREN Tejay USA 4:53.58
28 DE MARCHI Alessandro Italy 5:05.54
29 DOWSETT Alex Great Britain 5:24.70
30 FELLINE Fabio Italy 5:25.71
31 TRATNIK Jan Slovenia 5:38.14
32 HOULE Hugo Canada 5:39.52
33 SIVAKOV Pavel Russia 5:49.99
34 PAILLOT Yoann France 5:57.58
35 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao Great Britain 6:03.37
36 PREIDLER Georg Austria 6:12.60
37 CONTRERAS Rodrigo Colombia 6:20.28
38 GRIVKO Andrey Ukraine 6:22.11
39 GRMAY Tsgabu Ethiopia 6:23.36
40 SKJERPING Kristoffer Norway 6:24.48
41 GONÇALVES Domingos Portugal 6:29.11
42 VOROBYEV Anton Russia 6:34.19
43 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas Lithuania 6:47.52
44 SKUJIŅŠ Toms Latvia 6:47.80
45 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo Argentina 6:49.23
46 ROCHE Nicolas Ireland 7:03.69
47 DILLIER Silvan Switzerland 7:03.85
48 LUDVIGSSON Tobias Sweden 7:05.22
49 MULLEN Ryan Ireland 7:17.92
50 DE PLUS Laurens Belgium 8:14.20
51 BAGDONAS Gediminas Lithuania 8:16.52
52 ČANECKÝ Marek Slovakia 10min 50.19sec
53 WAIS Ahmad Syria 15:30.45
54 ARIF Dealton Indonesia 17:33.55
55 CHIU Ho San Hongkong 18:05.50
56 CHRISTOPHER Darel Virgin Islands 28:41:30

Tuesday, September 25: Elite Women's individual time trial, 27.7 km

Elite women podium

Wow! The Dutch women took all the medals. The podium, from left: Anna van der Breggen (2nd), Annemiek van Vleuten (1st) & Ellen van Dijk (3rd). Sirotti photo

The race: Here's the report from winner Annemiek van Vleuten's Mitchelton-Scott team:

35-year-old Annemiek van Vleuten has ridden to back-to-back time trial victories at the UCI World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria today.

Van Vleuten, who rolled down the ramp last as the reigning champion, went out hard to lead by 19seconds at the intermediate time check before extending her margin to take the gold medal by 30seconds ahead of second-place Anna van der Breggen (NED).

The result, which will see the Mitchelton-SCOTT rider don the rainbow jersey again in 2019, adds to an already impressive season to-date, including three stages and overall victory at both the Giro Rosa and Boels Rental Ladies Tour and a win at La Course by Le Tour de France. The Dutch rider also currently leads the women’s UCI WorldTour with one final race to come.

Annemiek van Vleuten:
“There’s not too many times someone has won twice the time trial world championships. It added a bit of pressure but I also felt the pressure last year so it was no different. If you’re here starting, you just want to win the jersey and I know how nice it is to ride and train in a beautiful jersey.”

“The hard thing about this time trial was that it was uphill but in the descent you didn’t have recovery so you also needed to push. So, actually, your legs are screaming to stop pedalling in the descents but you have to keep on going otherwise you lose time. It made it almost a flat time trial with hills.

“I know I took some time in the first part but then I also felt I went out pretty fast. In the national championships, I went out too slow so I felt like I had to start fast and then die until the end, which is not nice to do. I was also a little in trouble in the second part, but that’s how you know you had a good time trial.

“The next goal is Saturday. First, I am going to enjoy this one, but not for too long because Saturday is a beautiful course and I really look forward to racing on it with our team.”

Complete results:

Winner's average speed: 48.282 km/hr

1 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek Netherlands 34min 25.36sec
2 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna Netherlands @ 28.99sec
3 VAN DIJK Ellen Netherlands @ 1min 25.19sec
4 KIRCHMANN Leah Canada 1:26.61
5 THOMAS Leah USA 1:32.39
6 BRAND Lucinda Netherlands 1:42.59
7 NEBEN Amber USA 1:47.51
8 CANUEL Karol-Ann Canada 2:15.86
9 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa Italy 2:17.12
10 WILES Tayler USA 2:31.16
11 WILLIAMS Georgia New Zealand 2:33.28
12 MATHIESEN Pernille Denmark 2:34.94
13 LABOUS Juliette France 2:39.83
14 BRENNAUER Lisa Germany 2:48.94
15 WORRACK Trixi Germany 3:02.12
16 FAHLIN Emilia Sweden 3:09.39
17 REUSSER Marlen Switzerland 3:11.29
18 LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup Denmark 3:16.65
19 CORDON-RAGOT Audrey France 3:17.49
20 AMIALIUSIK Alena Belarus 3:19.94
21 PIRRONE Elena Italy 3:31.72
22 BARNES Alice Great Britain 3:41.71
23 SIMMONDS Hayley Great Britain 3:47.41
24 HEINE Vita Norway 3:48.03
25 RITTER Martina Austria 3:51.20
26 LEPISTÖ Lotta Finland 3:55.56
27 SHAPIRA Omer Israel 3:59.14
28 DUYCK Ann-sophie Belgium 3:59.79
29 YONAMINE Eri Japan 4:00.18
30 GARCIA Margarita Victoria Spain 4:09.02
31 SHEKEL Olga Ukraine 4:09.03
32 IAKOVENKO Anastasia Russia 4:10.34
33 MURPHY Kelly Ireland 4:19.00
34 YAPURA Fernanda Argentina 4:21.38
35 CHRISTOFOROU Antri Cyprus 4:30.72
36 KONONENKO Valeriya Ukraine 4:34.40
37 MAYER Barbara Austria 4:40.87
38 KORVASOVA Tereza Czech Republic 5:00.89
39 RADOTIC Mia Croatia 5:04.04
40 GAFINOVITZ Rotem Israel 5:09.32
41 BURNS Eileen Ireland 5:10.81
42 NOVOLODSKAIA Mariia Russia 5:25.92
43 SAIFUTDINOVA Natalya Kazakhstan 5:46.98
44 FASOI Varvara Greece 6:08.54
45 POTAPOVA Faina Kazakhstan 6:29.68
46 GEBRU Eyeru Tesfoam Ethiopia 6:34.21
47 ESPÍNOLA Agua Marina Paraguay 6:46.43
48 JASEKOVÁ Tatiana Slovakia 6:48.99
49 CAMPBELL Teniel Trinidad & Tobago 7:18.74
50 DEBESAY Mossana Eritrea 7:32.16
51 PU Yixian China 7:37.02

Tuesday, September 25: Junior Men's individual time trial, 27.7 km

Junior mens individual time trial podium

Junior men's time trial podium, from left: Luca Plapp (2nd), Remco Evenepoel (1st) & Andrea Piccolo (3rd). Sirotti photo

Winner's average speed: 49.979 km/hr

Complete results:

1 EVENEPOEL Remco BELGIUM 33min 15.24sec
2 PLAPP Lucas AUSTRALIA @ 1min 23.66sec
3 PICCOLO Andrea ITALY 1:37.62
4 HEßMANN Michel GERMANY 1:47.69
5 WÆRENSKJOLD Søren NORWAY 1:50.30
6 MICHIELSEN Manuel NETHERLANDS 2:10.89
7 VAN WILDER Ilan BELGIUM 2:21.32
8 LAVERICK Joseph GREAT BRITAIN 2:21.84
9 HINDSGAUL Jacob DENMARK 2:26.52
10 GARRISON Michael USA 2:32.95
11 BALMER Alexandre SWITZERLAND 2:38.42
12 GEßNER Jakob GERMANY 2:45.64
13 HEALY Ben IRELAND 2:49.04
14 GONOV Lev RUSSIA 2:53.11
15 HAILU Biniam ERITREA 2:53.14
16 VAUQUELIN Kévin FRANCE 3:03.62
17 PRONSKIY Daniil KAZAKHSTAN 3:11.44
18 LEIJNSE Enzo NETHERLANDS 3:13.22
19 SHEEHAN Riley USA 3:20.68
20 BRUSSENSKIY Gleb KAZAKHSTAN 3:23.61
21 LEVY William Blume DENMARK 3:23.77
22 RODRIGUEZ Carlos SPAIN 3:25.91
23 FEDOROV Yevgeniy KAZAKHSTAN 3:26.42
24 GÖTZINGER Valentin AUSTRIA 3:30.24
25 MARTIN Conor CANADA 3:35.94
26 KARPENKO Gleb ESTONIA 3:37.69
27 MIRZOJEV Artjom ESTONIA 3:38.08
28 KOSHOVYI Ruslan UKRAINE 3:41.15
29 MOTA Guilherme PORTUGAL 3:41.69
30 KABAS Maximilian AUSTRIA 3:41.91
31 KLUCKERS Arthur LUXEMBOURG 3:42.46
32 MANFREDI Samuele ITALY 3:46.89
33 BILYI Maksim UKRAINE 3:54.03
34 KELEMEN Petr CZECH REPUBLIC 3:55.50
35 MAZUR Dzianis BELARUS 3:57.17
36 DEVANNE Antoine FRANCE 3:59.48
37 TURUK Daniil BELARUS 4:09.51
38 TULETT Ben GREAT BRITAIN 4:11.53
39 FINNESAND Fredrik NORWAY 4:17.73
40 MURN Boštjan SLOVENIA 4:20.49
41 KUDERCZAK Dawid POLAND 4:23.35
42 BIELER Dominik SWITZERLAND 4:24.03
43 PAPIERSKI Damian POLAND 4:24.89
44 HUYS Branko BELGIUM 4:29.56
45 KIRSCH Gilles LUXEMBOURG 4:33.23
46 DOHERTY Aaron IRELAND 4:38.83
47 GUSEV Iakov RUSSIA 4:52.94
48 SILVA Afonso PORTUGAL 4:54.98
49 Habimana Jean Eric RWANDA 5:09.13
50 ŠIDLAUSKAS Erikas LITHUANIA 5:11.20
51 COBO CAYON Ivan SPAIN 5:11.52
52 KRASTS Alekss LATVIA 5:12.28
53 ASMEROM Yoel ERITREA 5:27.19
54 ESPINOZA Julian COSTA RICA 5:30.49
55 VASILOIU Valentin ROMANIA 5:42.71
56 FOLTÁN Adam SLOVAKIA 5:46.74
57 KELMELIS Aristidas LITHUANIA 6:04.98
58 HINO Taisei JAPAN 6:05.17
59 UHIRIWE Renus RWANDA 6:08.39
60 JURISEVIC Carlo CROATIA 6:21.74
61 UMAKOSHI Hiroyuki JAPAN 6:29.84
62 SYLHASI Zani KOSOVO 6:56.00
63 KUBIŠ Lukáš SLOVAKIA 6:59.18
64 MUSTAFAYEV Qadir AZERBAIJAN 7:04.82
65 MURILLO Luis COSTA RICA 7:09.48
66 DÍAZ Jeffrey PUERTO RICO 7:52.38
67 TENEB Marcel CHILE 8:03.41
68 RAYES Mohamed SYRIA 9:08.46
69 NUHA Blerton KOSOVO 9:21.15
70 JOHN Briton GUYANA 9:48.05

Monday, September 24: Men Under 23 individual time trial, 27.7 km

Mikkel Bjerg

Mikkel Bjerg going deep to retain his U-23 time trial world title

Winner's average speed: 51.111 km/hr

1 BJERG Mikkel Denmark 32min 31.05sec
2 VAN MOER Brent Belgium @ 33.47sec
3 NORSGAARD Mathias Denmark 0:38.30
4 AFFINI Edoardo Italy 0:44.48
5 HAYTER Ethan Great Britain 0:46.65
6 FOSS Tobias Norway 0:50.60
7 MCNULTY Brandon USA 0:52.79
8 DE BOD Stefan South Africa 0:59.43
9 SOBRERO Matteo Italy @ 1min 1.39sec
10 SCOTSON Callum Australia 1:01.52
11 BISSEGGER Stefan Switzerland 1:01.90
12 GAMPER Patrick Austria 1:03.53
13 LEKNESSUND Andreas Norway 1:03.67
14 KÄMNA Lennard Germany 1:04.66
15 KANTER Max Germany 1:05.04
16 EENKHOORN Pascal Netherlands 1:06.31
17 PADUN Mark Ukraine 1:07.49
18 BRUNEL Alexys France 1:08.10
19 OTRUBA Jakub Czech Republic 1:11.66
20 LEYSEN Senne Belgium 1:18.57
21 ZUKOWSKY Nicolas Canada 1:20.33
22 MACIEJUK Filip Poland 1:22.37
23 HECHT Gage United States 1:22.72
24 VAN DEN BERG Julius Netherlands 1:24.28
25 O'LOUGHLIN Michael Ireland 1:27.63
26 WIRTGEN Tom Luxembourg 1:30.90
27 TANFIELD Charlie Great Britain 1:31.70
28 OLIVEIRA Ivo Portugal 1:34.52
29 CASTRILLO Jaime Spain 1:38.06
30 ALMEIDA João Portugal 1:39.77
31 PRICE-PEJTERSEN Johan Denmark 1:40.74
32 CHERKASOV Nikolay Russian Federation 1:42.91
33 PEÁK Barnabás Hungary 1:44.79
34 WILDAUER Markus Austria 1:44.93
35 GUERNALEC Thibault France 1:48.93
36 KONYCHEV Alexander Italy 1:53.41
37 MAIN Kent South Africa 2:00.02
38 MCDUNPHY Conn Ireland 2:06.44
39 HIRSCHI Marc Switzerland 2:07.20
40 ROBERGE Adam Canada 2:08.62
41 PRIMOZIC Jaka Slovenia 2:33.39
42 VAHTRA Norman Estonia 2:37.30
43 FERREYRA Diego Chile 2:50.30
44 TU Sergio Taiwan 2:53.77
45 STOJNIC Veljko Serbia 2:55.89
46 MILTIADIS Andreas Cyprus 2:57.45
47 MATSUDA Shoi Japan 2:58.18
48 CHZHAN Igor Kazakhstan 3:00.36
49 YAMAMOTO Masaki Japan 3:00.88
50 LEYDER Pit Luxembourg 3:08.25
51 RIKUNOV Petr Russia 3:12.72
52 BATSAIKHAN Tegsh-bayar Mongolia 3:15.46
53 ŠTOČEK Matúš Slovakia 3:20.59
54 EBRAHIM Redwan Ethiopia 3:24.94
55 MULUBRHAN Henok Eritrea 3:36.89
56 PARRA José Félix Spain 3:37.34
57 MALIEIEV Tymur Ukraine 3:39.30
58 PETROVSKI Andrej Macedonia 3:41.57
59 BABIC Adrián Slovakia s.t.
60 SAINBAYAR Jambaljamts Mongolia 3:49.61
61 HABTOM Awet Eritrea 3:52.31
62 MUGISHA Samuel Rwanda 3:52.62
63 ILIC Ognjen Serbia 4:03.73
64 PENKO Izidor Slovenia 4:13.13
65 ARERUYA Joseph Rwanda 4:23.85
66 DAUMONT Paul Burkina Faso 4:47.03
67 BEZA Million Ethiopia 5:31.63
68 MIKAYILZADE Musa Azerbaijan 6:46.48
69 HARAKAT Othman Morocco 7:13.41
70 TYLER Cole Trinidad & Tobago 13:28.47

Monday, September 24: Junior Women's individual time trial, 19.8 km

Rozemarijn Ammerlaan

Rozemarijn Ammerlaan on her gold-medal winning ride. Sirotti photo

Complete results:

Winner's average speed: 43.920 km/hr

1 AMMERLAAN Rozemarijn NETHERLANDS 27min 2.95sec
2 ALESSIO Camilla ITALY @ 6.80sec
3 BACKSTEDT Elynor GREAT BRITAIN 17.94
4 GEORGI Pfeiffer GREAT BRITAIN 21.89
5 BOILARD Simone CANADA 24.11
6 GUAZZINI Vittoria ITALY 24.64
7 GAREEVA Aigul RUSSIAN FEDERATION 24.66
8 LE NET Marie FRANCE 25.69
9 JASKULSKA Marta POLAND 28.24
10 LUDWIG Hannah GERMANY 28.93
11 KNAVEN Britt NETHERLANDS 36.97
12 KULYNYCH Olha UKRAINE 49.35
13 SAABYE Mie DENMARK 52.40
14 SOTO CAMPOS Catalina CHILE 1min 0.41sec
15 GIGANTE Sarah AUSTRALIA 1:04.50
16 LOUW Anya AUSTRALIA 1:07.88
17 WIEL Jade FRANCE 1:09.65
18 BOSSUYT Shari BELGIUM 1:10.42
19 GILLESPIE lara IRELAND 1:12.46
20 YASCHENKO Tetyana UKRAINE 1:21.22
21 BARIANI Giorgia ITALY 1:21.78
22 HEITZMANN Dorothea GERMANY 1:24.74
23 GJØS Martine NORWAY 1:28.28
24 GEDRAITYTĖ Akvile LITHUANIA 1:30.77
25 YOUNGWERTH Abigail USA 1:31.20
26 ABRAMENKO Alina BELARUS 1:31.91
27 PACHSHENKO Svetlana KAZAKHSTAN 1:35.39
28 TEKESTE Desiet ERITREA 1:36.46
29 HÁJKOVÁ Markéta CZECH REPUBLIC 1:46.92
30 JENSEN Mette Egtoft DENMARK 1:51.14
31 RÜEGG Noemi SWITZERLAND 1:57.71
32 MOVRIN Vita SLOVENIA 2:09.18
33 KOLESAVA Anastasiya BELARUS 2:10.37
34 SOLOVYEVA Anzhela KAZAKHSTAN 2:14.46
35 MATHISEN Silje NORWAY 2:21.96
36 SVARINSKA Lina LATVIA 2:25.20
37 JANČIČ Nika SLOVENIA 2:31.24
38 KURNOSSOVA Marina KAZAKHSTAN 2:44.16
39 DE LA FUENTE ALCALDE Lorena SPAIN 2:45.01
40 JANDOVÁ Veronika CZECH REPUBLIC 2:47.30
41 SOH Jasmine USA 2:51.40
42 MACHÁLKOVÁ Petra SLOVAKIA 2:51.57
43 GILABERT VILAPLANA Ariana SPAIN 2:57.64
44 PAULECHOVÁ Radka SLOVAKIA 3:04.54
45 LEITANE Daniela LATVIA 3:06.68
46 VALLIERES MILL Magdeleine CANADA 3:10.09

Sunday, September 13: Men's Team Time Trial / Contre-la montre par équipes hommes, 62.4 km

Team Quick Step

Team Quick-Step, World Champions

Photos

The race: Here's the report from Team Quick-Step:

Kasper Asgreen, Laurens De Plus, Bob Jungels, Yves Lampaert, Maximilian Schachmann and Niki Terpstra put in a tremendous ride on Sunday afternoon in the last ever World Team Time Trial Championships for trade squads, stopping the clock in 1:07:26 after averaging 55.6km/h over the 62.8 grueling kilometers of the course and taking the gold medals in Austria, as well as adding the rainbow logo to their jerseys.

Victorious in 2012 (Valkenburg), 2013 (Florence) and 2016 (Doha), Quick-Step Floors were again one of the top contenders and rode with huge confidence as they left the start house in Ötzal, posting the third-fastest time at the first intermediate and using the 4.6km-climb averaging 5.6% which featured inside the last 20 kilometers to their advantage, pulling back time from the teams which lied ahead on the leaderboard and blasting through the last checkpoint just hundreds of a second behind first place.

On the fast descent to Innsbruck, the team hit crazy speeds of over 100 kilometers on their trusted Specialized Shiv bikes and by the time they arrived at the finish, improved the fastest time by a mile, going into the hot seat. With three more squads left on the course, the waiting was long and tense, but as soon as the last outfit crossed the line, the Quick-Step Floors riders and staff erupted in joy knowing the victory was theirs and the result they got propelled the team in the history books, as the only one to have won the crown on four occasions.

Sports director Tom Steels, the man who guided the squad to all these memorable triumphs which underlined Quick-Step Floors' remarkable prowess against the clock, talked of how he and team trainer Koen Pelgrim prepared the race, took us through this unforgettable ride – which saw our team put twenty seconds into the other teams to finish on the podium – Sunweb and BMC – and explained what this win meant for him on a personal level.

"After the course was announced, we came at the beginning of the year to have a look and get more information. Then we made a preliminary selection and began testing the riders in the wind tunnel. Last month, we simulated the flat part of the route, knowing it was important to go as fast as possible without losing too much energy, and this week we did a recon several times."

"The race was hard and we knew there was some pressure on us, but the boys can be proud of themselves, because when it mattered, they gave everything and showed the amazing spirit of the team. We rode hard on the flat, later on the first 1500 meters of the climb we saved some energy while keeping a steady pace, before speeding it up and then flying on the descent. We weren't the big favourites today, but this is what makes this victory so special", concluded Tom Steels.

Sunday's time trial was the last for trade teams at the World Championships, and for Niki Terpstra it couldn't have been a more fitting end, as the 34-year-old Dutchman claimed his fourth gold medal, a new record and an achievement on which he looked with pride and a lot of emotion.

"When we heard that we were just third at the first split, I thought how was that possible, because I couldn't imagine someone could have ridden faster, but we didn't panic, because we knew there was still a long way to the finish and plenty of road left to gain time. We smashed it on the descent and I think that made the difference at the end of the day. A huge thanks goes to Tom and Koen, who made sure we had a great preparation for this event, which led to these gold medals. It feels incredible to win the last edition, but it's a pity we won't have this race anymore, because it's really special."

Having enjoyed one of the most memorable days in the history of Quick-Step Floors, CEO Patrick Lefevere was over the moon in Innsbruck, where he witnessed the team's 69th victory of the season in one of the most important and prestigious races of the calendar: "I can't tell you how happy I am. The tension built up as we waited for the team to complete their effort and then to see if we'll remain in the hot seat was really nervous, but now all this tension has evaporated and all we feel is tremendous joy and happiness. Knowing some of the riders we had today are leaving the team at the end of the season made things even more emotional and seeing how all of our guys together with this superb staff pulled it off brings a lot of satisfaction and makes up for a really beautiful moment."

Complete results:

Winner's speed: 55.522 km/hr

1 QUICK - STEP FLOORS (BEL) 1hr 7min 25.94sec
SCHACHMANN Maximilian GER
de PLUS Laurens BEL
LAMPAERT Yves BEL
JUNGELS Bob LUX
ASGREEN Kasper DEN
TERPSTRA Niki NED
2 TEAM SUNWEB (GER) @ 18.46sec
KELDERMAN Wilco NED
HAGA Chad USA
MATTHEWS Michael AUS
DUMOULIN Tom NED
OOMEN Sam NED
KRAGH ANDERSEN Soren DEN
3 BMC RACING TEAM (USA) @ 19.55sec
van AVERMAET Greg BEL
DENNIS Rohan AUS
BEVIN Patrick NZL
CARUSO Damiano ITA
van GARDEREN Tejay USA
KUNG Stefan SUI
4 TEAM SKY (GBR) @ 44.96sec
DOULL Owain GBR
KIRYIENKA Vasil BLR
KWIATKOWSKI Michal POL
CASTROVIEJO Jonathan ESP
MOSCON Gianni ITA
STANNARD Ian GBR
5 MITCHELTON - SCOTT (AUS) @ 50.68sec
MEYER Cameron AUS
BAUER Jack NZL
HEPBURN Michael AUS
DURBRIDGE Luke AUS
IMPEY Daryl RSA
TRENTIN Matteo ITA
6 MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP) @ 1min 31.70sec
ERVITI Imanol ESP
ANACONA Winner Andrew COL
AMADOR Andrey CRC
SUTTERLIN Jasha GER
SOLER Marc ESP
OLIVEIRA Nelson POR
7 TREK - SEGAFREDO (USA) @ 2min 3.97sec
MULLEN Ryan IRL
BRANDLE Matthias AUT
FELLINE Fabio ITA
GOGL Michael AUT
SKUJINS Toms LAT
BERNARD Julien FRA
8 BORA - HANSGROHE (GER) @ 2min 7.24sec
BODNAR Maciej POL
MUHLBERGER Gregor AUT
KONRAD Patrick AUT
POSTLBERGER Lukas AUT
GROSSSCHARTNER Felix AUT
OSS Daniel ITA
9 CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE (POL) @ 2min 37.44sec
KUREK Adrian POL
SAJNOK Szymon POL
GRADEK Kamil POL
TACIAK Mateusz POL
OWSIAN Lukasz POL
TRATNIK Jan SLO
10 ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ) @ 2min 53.79sec
HOULE Hugo CAN
KANGERT Tanel EST
GRIVKO Andrey UKR
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael DEN
LUTSENKO Alexey KAZ
NIELSEN Magnus Cort DEN
11 TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (SUI) @ 2min 55.34sec
SCHMIDT WURTZ Mads DEN
HOLLENSTEIN Reto SUI
HAAS Nathan AUS
MARTIN Tony GER
POLITT Nils GER
DOWSETT Alex GBR
12 ELKOV - AUTHOR (CZE) @ 3min 17.44sec
KANKOVSKY Alois CZE
HACECKY Vojtech CZE
KUKRLE Michael CZE
OTRUBA Jakub CZE
BARTA Jan CZE
CERNY Josef CZE
13 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO (NED) @ 3min 28.05sec
ROOSEN Timo NED
van POPPEL Danny NED
LEEZER Thomas NED
van EMDEN Jos NED
BOUWMAN Koen NED
POWLESS Neilson USA
14 TEAM VORARLBERG SANTIC (AUT) @ 4min 46.99sec
SCHELLING Patrick SUI
GEISMAYR Daniel AUT
FRIESECKE Gian SUI
STEIMLE Jannik GER
RUEGG Lukas SUI
ORRICO Davide ITA
15 AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA) @ 5min 18.54sec
GOUGEARD Alexis FRA
GENIEZ Alexandre FRA
BAGDONAS Gediminas LTU
BIDARD Francois FRA
DILLIER Silvan SUI
DENZ Nico GER
16 TEAM FELBERMAYR SIMPLON WELS (AUT) @ 5min 39.47sec
FORTIN Filippo ITA
MANGERTSEDER Matthias GER
ZOIDL Riccardo AUT
KRIZEK Matthias AUT
RABITSCH Stephan AUT
LEHNER Daniel AUT
17 TIROL CYCLING TEAM (AUT) @ 6min 24.97sec
GAMPER Mario AUT
SCHINNAGEL Johannes GER
PORZNER Manuel GER
BAYER Tobias AUT
GAMPER Florian AUT
ZIMMERMANN Georg GER
18 HRINKOW ADVARICS CYCLEANG (AUT) @ 7min 2.77sec
GRAF Andreas AUT
HRINKOW Dominik AUT
HOFER Andreas AUT
BOSMAN Patrick AUT
RAPP Jonas GER
FREIBERGER Markus AUT
19 SANGEMINI - MG. K VIS - VEGA (ITA) @ 7min 5.29sec
GAZZARA Michele ITA
SCARTEZZINI Michele ITA
GAFFURINI Nicola ITA
PUCCIONI Dario ITA
TOTO Paolo ITA
SALVIETTI Niccolo ITA
20 TEAM LOTTO - KERN HAUS (GER) @ 7min 33.42sec
HUPPERTZ Joshua GER
RUTSCH Jonas GER
KESSLER Robert William GER
WESTMATTELMANN Daniel GER
HENN Luca GER
HUGGER Jan GER
21 DUKLA BANSKA BYSTRICA (SVK) @ 8min 10.00sec
MAHDAR Martin SVK
OROS Samuel SVK
CULLY Jan Andrej SVK
TYBOR Patrik SVK
CANECKY Marek SVK
BELLAN Juraj SVK
22 WSA PUSHBIKERS (AUT) @ 8min 39.45sec
HARRISON Joshua AUS
SALZMANN Jodok AUT
RITZINGER Felix AUT
TRETTWER Helmut GER
AUER Daniel AUT
GRASMANN Christian GER

Men's Team Time Trail photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

LottoNL-Jumbo

Thirteenth-placed LottoNL-Jumbo

Bora-Hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe

Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo was seventh.

Mitchelton-Scott

Fifth-placed Mitchelton-Scott

Team Sky

Sky just missed the podium, coming in fourth.

Team BMC

Third-place BMC

Team Sunweb

Second-place Team Sunweb

Team Quick Step

The winners, Team Quick-Step

Pdium

The podium, from left: Team Sunweb (2nd), Quick Step (1st) & BMC (3rd).


Sunday, September 23: Women's Team Time Trial / Contre-la montre par équipes femmes, 54.1 km

Canyon-Sram

World Champion Canyon-SRAM racing team

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The race: Here's the report from Canyon-SRAM:

We rode a perfect race today to be crowned Team Time Trial World Champions in Innsbruck, Austria. Alena Amialiusik, Alice and Hannah Barnes, Elena Cecchini, Lisa Klein and Trixi Worrack crossed the line all together, with an average speed just under 53km/hour for the 54.9km course.

“I think no one was tipping that we could challenge for the win today,” said an elated Worrack after the finish. “But we knew, as we got closer and closer to today, with all of our preparations and training, we knew that we would be close. And today in the race, we had the perfect day.”

After storming through the first time check with the fastest time, Wiggle High5 faded in the last half of the race, while last year’s winner Boels Dolman were most threatening during the middle of the race. Still with six riders, our team maintained our composure to finish 22 seconds ahead of Boels Dolman at the finish, and 29 seconds ahead of Team Sunweb.

“It’s the best performance that I’ve seen for a long time. We have been busy preparing for this. I’m very satisfied. The riders rode simply great today. I’m also pleased we brought in Aerodynamicist Dan Bigham who I believe has also introduced a new way of thinking. We dedicate this title to all of our team’s partners, especially Canyon and SRAM. They have all been supporting us for the past three years and this victory goes to them,” said Team Manager, Ronny Lauke.

Rider reactions:

Alena Amialiusik: “It’s an amazing feeling to be world champion with these girls. It was so fast today but we were always smooth so it didn’t even feel like we were going that fast! We were all surprised when we looked down at our bike computers after the race. It was incredible how smooth we were, as though we were riding like one rider, not six. I’m just really, really proud. And our coloured Zipp Super-9 discs!!! They were so cool and fast!!”

Trixi Worrack: “I think people didn’t expect us to win. But we knew if we had a good day, then we were definitely a chance to do really well. We had a perfect day today. In no other training day did we have a day like today. We were getting feedback on the split times in the radio, but I could also feel that we were riding well. In the group, it did not feel that fast because we were so smooth and you could recover so well at the back. When I looked down to my speed, it was always so high. It was a great ride from everyone. At the podium, I was crying because I was happy we won but also because I was sad. It was my last race with CANYON//SRAM Racing. This win means a lot.”

Elena Cecchini: “It is something that I have been chasing for a long time. It’s like everything came back today. I always believed that it would come and we would be able to have this feeling. When you go through hard times you sometimes start to doubt it. But today was all up, up, up. Our preparation, our equipment, our ride. An amazing day. I can now go into the off season in peace!”

Alice Barnes: “It’s my first team time trial podium and it’s special to be on the top at world championships. I think it hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m very happy and it’s special to be on the podium together. I felt really good and I’m happy that I could contribute today. I felt going in to the race that I was the weakest rider on our team, definitely technically and I have the least experience. But I felt that I could help the team and I’m really proud of my own effort and the other girls too.”

Lisa Klein: “It’s an amazing feeling. I still can’t believe it, it’s crazy. It’s so special to win it as a team. I felt that we had a great rhythm, with high speeds and we took care of each other during the race. I felt comfortable throughout and arriving to the finish line with six riders I think was key. When I came from my pull at the front, I had time to recover and be ready for the next one. In the end, of course you are suffering the whole time, but it made a difference having six of us there.”

Hannah Barnes: “We rode really smoothly. We wanted to do a perfect ride and if I think back now there’s nothing we can fault from our ride today. We did everything right. This feels so cool to win it. I was thinking during the race, that even if we didn’t win that we could be happy because we rode so well as a team.  But to win and then be able to celebrate all together on the podium, this is really special.”

Complete results:

Winner's speed: 52.544 km/hr

1 CANYON // SRAM RACING (GER) 1hr 1min 46.60sec
BARNES Hannah GBR
CECCHINI Elena ITA
BARNES Alice GBR
WORRACK Trixi GER
KLEIN Lisa GER
AMIALIUSIK Alena BLR
2 BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM (NED) @ 21.90sec
MAJERUS Christine LUX
DIDERIKSEN Amalie DEN
PIETERS Amy NED
CANUEL Karol-Ann CAN
van der BREGGEN Anna NED
BLAAK Chantal NED
3 TEAM SUNWEB (NED) @ 28.67sec
LIPPERT Liane GER
MATHIESEN Pernille DEN
RIVERA Coryn USA
van DIJK Ellen NED
BRAND Lucinda NED
KIRCHMANN Leah CAN
4 WIGGLE HIGH5 (GBR) @ 57.38sec
FAHLIN Emilia SWE
WILD Kirsten NED
EDMONDSON Annette AUS
BRENNAUER Lisa GER
CORDON RAGOT Audrey FRA
ARCHIBALD Katie GBR
5 MITCHELTON SCOTT (AUS) @ 1min 29.77sec
ALLEN Jessica AUS
KENNEDY Lucy AUS
ROY Sarah AUS
ELVIN Gracie AUS
D'HOORE Jolien BEL
WILLIAMS Georgia NZL
6 TEAM VIRTU CYCLING (DEN) @ 2min 6.23sec
GUARISCHI Barbara ITA
SCHWEIZER Doris SUI
KROGER Mieke GER
PENTON Sara SWE
SCHMIDT Trine DEN
HANSEN Louise Norman DEN
7 BTC CITY LJUBLJANA (SLO) @ 3min 8.44sec
  NILSSON Hanna SWE
  BATAGELJ Polona SLO
  BUJAK Eugenia SLO
  BOOGAARD Maaike NED
  LECHNER Corinna GER
  IAKOVENKO Anastasiia RUS
8 VALCAR PBM (ITA) @ 3min 35.36sec
  VIGILIA Alessia ITA
  SANGUINETI Ilaria ITA
  CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ITA
  BALSAMO Elisa ITA
  CONSONNI Chiara ITA
  CAVALLI Marta ITA
9 BEPINK (ITA) @ 3min 36.10sec
  MORZENTI Lisa ITA
  MEDVEDOVA Tereza SVK
  STEIGENGA Nicole NED
  GUDERZO Tatiana ITA
  VALSECCHI Silvia ITA
  PATTARO Francesca ITA
10  ALE CIPOLLINI (ITA) @ 3min 53.54sec
  PALADIN Soraya ITA
  HOSKING Chloe AUS
  TREVISI Anna ITA
  RAGAZINSKIENE Daiva LTU
  KNETEMANN Roxane NED
  SWINKELS Karlijn NED
11 COGEAS - METTLER PRO CYCLING TEAM (RUS) @ 3min 56.69sec
  CHRISTOFOROU Antri CYP
  AUGUSTINAS Evgenia RUS
  ZABELINSKAYA Olga UZB
  OSHURKOVA Elizaveta RUS
  PITEL Edwige FRA
  BADYKOVA Gulnaz RUS
12 PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG (NED) @ 4min 10.83sec
  HOEKSMA Ilona NED
  RAAIJMAKERS Marit NED
  WIEBES Lorena NED
  BUIJSMAN Nina NED
  van VEEN Esther NED
  van GOGH Natalie NED

Women's Team Time Trial photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Mithcelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott was fifth

Team suneweb

Third-place Team Sunweb

Boels-Dolmans

Second-place Boels-Dolmans

Canyon-SRAM

Canyon-SRAM riding to their gold medal

World championship podium

The podium, from left: Boels-Dolmans (3rd), Canyon-SRAM (1st) & Sunweb (3rd)