2010 UCI Road World Championships - Elite Mens road race


Aug 12, 2001
UCI Road World Championships - Elite Mens road race

Riders and teams will assemble at Federation Square in Melbourne, the physical and cultural heart of the City. They will venture South from here, crossing the Yarra River, move past the Arts Centre, past the National Gallery, before making their way across to enter the Westgate Freeway. It would not be a surprise to see a small break try and go clear at this point, perhaps featuring some of the less fancied riders. Some exposure in front of the massive projected tv audience wouldn’t do their future prospects any harm. Once on the freeway, riders will position themselves appropriately and climb the Westgate Bridge. Perhaps a chance for the riders to take in the views back to the City before the heat turns up in the peloton. Riders will continue on the freeway for the first 25km of the race, before leaving the freeway and taking in the suburban City of Wyndham and the centre of Werribee. The race will leave Werribee, rolling past the racecourse along Bulban Rd, before moving out into some vast country, taking in an essence of Australia’s wide open space. With little in the way of cover, high winds can potentially cause havoc throughout this section, perhaps applying some early pressure on the pedals. The race passes by the foot of the You Yangs National Park. The name 'You Yang' comes from the Aboriginal words 'Wurdi Youang' or 'Ude Youang' meaning 'big mountain in the middle of a plain'. Whilst an impressive sight in their own right, don’t expect the riders to be too intimidated by this ‘mountain range’. The race continues West, before then joining the Princes Hwy leading into the regional City of Geelong from the North. Just before the peloton reaches the city centre it turns towards the bay, joining the road race circuit at the renowned Geelong Waterfront. Expect the race to be heating up by this point, leaving 11 laps of the 15.9km circuit remaining. ( Credits - http://www.melbourne2010.com.au )
Race Map - Melbourne to Geelong

Race Profiles - Melbourne to Geelong

Race Map - Geelong Circuit

Race Profiles - Geelong Circuit

Start List 1 Cadel Evans (Australia) 2 Baden Cooke (Australia) 3 Allan Davis (Australia) 4 Simon Gerrans (Australia) 5 Matthew Harley Goss (Australia) 6 Mathew Hayman (Australia) 7 Stuart O'Grady (Australia) 8 Michael Rogers (Australia) 9 Wesley Sulzberger (Australia) 10 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spain) 11 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spain) 12 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spain) 13 Juan Manuel Garate (Spain) 14 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spain) 15 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spain) 16 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spain) 17 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spain) 18 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spain) 19 Marzio Bruseghin (Italy) 20 Francesco Gavazzi (Italy) 21 Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) 22 Daniel Oss (Italy) 23 Luca Paolini (Italy) 24 Filippo Pozzato (Italy) 25 Andrea Tonti (Italy) 26 Matteo Tosatto (Italy) 27 Giovanni Visconti (Italy) 28 Mario Aerts (Belgium) 29 Jan Bakelants (Belgium) 30 Kevin De Weert (Belgium) 31 Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) 32 Leif Hoste (Belgium) 33 Björn Leukemans (Belgium) 34 Jurgen Roelandts (Belgium) 35 Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) 36 Frederik Willems (Belgium) 37 Tyler Farrar (United States of America) 38 Edward King (United States of America) 39 Craig Lewis (United States of America) 40 Jason McCartney (United States of America) 41 Danny Pate (United States of America) 42 Thomas Peterson (United States of America) 43 Tejay Van Garderen (United States of America) 44 Christian Vande Velde (United States of America) 45 David Zabriskie (United States of America) 46 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 47 Koen De Kort (Netherlands) 48 Karsten Kroon (Netherlands) 49 Steven Kruijswijk (Netherlands) 50 Sebastian Langeveld (Netherlands) 51 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) 52 Wout Poels (Netherlands) 53 Niki Terpstra (Netherlands) 54 Jos Van Emden (Netherlands) 55 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 56 André Greipel (Germany) 57 Danilo Hondo (Germany) 58 Dominic Klemme (Germany) 59 Christian Knees (Germany) 60 Paul Martens (Germany) 61 Tony Martin (Germany) 62 Marcel Sieberg (Germany) 63 Fabian Wegmann (Germany) 64 Laurent Didier (Luxembourg) 65 Ben Gastauer (Luxembourg) 66 Frank Schleck (Luxembourg) 67 Pavel Brutt (Russian Federation) 68 Vladimir Gusev (Russian Federation) 69 Vladimir Karpets (Russian Federation) 70 Alexandr Kolobnev (Russian Federation) 71 Artem Ovechkin (Russian Federation) 72 Alexander Porsev (Russian Federation) 73 Egor Silin (Russian Federation) 74 Yury Trofimov (Russian Federation) 75 Eduard Vorganov (Russian Federation) 76 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 77 Thor Hushovd (Norway) 78 Alexander Kristoff (Norway) 79 Michael Albasini (Switzerland) 80 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 81 Martin Elmiger (Switzerland) 82 Martin Kohler (Switzerland) 83 Steve Morabito (Switzerland) 84 Grégory Rast (Switzerland) 85 Danilo Wyss (Switzerland) 86 Assan Bazayev (Kazakhstan) 87 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kazakhstan) 88 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kazakhstan) 89 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kazakhstan) 90 Sergey Renev (Kazakhstan) 91 Grega Bole (Slovenia) 92 Borut Bozic (Slovenia) 93 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 94 Jure Kocjan (Slovenia) 95 Kristijan Koren (Slovenia) 96 Simon Spilak (Slovenia) 97 Gorazd Stangelj (Slovenia) 98 William Bonnet (France) 99 Sylvain Chavanel (France) 100 Romain Feillu (France) 101 Cyril Gautier (France) 102 Anthony Geslin (France) 103 Sébastien Hinault (France) 104 Yoann Offredo (France) 105 Christian Meier (Canada) 106 Dominique Rollin (Canada) 107 Svein Tuft (Canada) 108 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) 109 Jeremy Hunt (Great Britain) 110 David Millar (Great Britain) 111 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Colombia) 112 Diego Alejandro Tamayo Martinez (Colombia) 113 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) 114 Michal Golas (Poland) 115 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) 116 Jaroslaw Marycz (Poland) 117 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland) 118 Marcin Sapa (Poland) 119 Carlos José Ochoa (Venezuela) 120 Jackson Rodriguez (Venezuela) 121 Adnane Aarbia (Morocco) 122 Tarik Chaoufi (Morocco) 123 Mohammed Said Elammoury (Morocco) 124 Adil Jelloul (Morocco) 125 Mouhcine Lahsaini (Morocco) 126 Abdelatil Saadoune (Morocco) 127 Yukiya Arashiro (Japan) 128 Fumiyuki Beppu (Japan) 129 Yukihiro Doi (Japan) 130 Daryl Impey (South Africa) 131 Darren Lill (South Africa) 132 Jay Robert Thomson (South Africa) 133 Hernani Broco (Portugal) 134 Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Portugal) 135 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Portugal) 136 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Portugal) 137 José Mendes Pimenta Costa (Portugal) 138 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 139 Denys Kostyuk (Ukraine) 140 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukraine) 141 Yury Metlushenko (Ukraine) 142 Oleksandr Sheydyk (Ukraine) 143 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark) 144 Matti Breschel (Denmark) 145 Anders Lund (Denmark) 146 Michael Morkov (Denmark) 147 Alex Rasmussen (Denmark) 148 Chris Sörensen (Denmark) 149 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 150 Petr Bencik (Czech Republic) 151 Leopold Konig (Czech Republic) 152 Julian Dean (New Zealand) 153 Greg Henderson (New Zealand) 154 Hayden Roulston (New Zealand) 155 Matija Kvasina (Croatia) 156 Hrvoje Miholjevic (Croatia) 157 Radoslav Rogina (Croatia) 158 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Brazil) 159 Tanel Kangert (Estonia) 160 Kalle Kriit (Estonia) 161 Juan José Haedo (Argentina) 162 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Argentina) 163 Matias Medici (Argentina) 164 Matthew Brammeier (Ireland) 165 David McCann (Ireland) 166 Nicolas Roche (Ireland) 167 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 168 Jonas Ljungblad (Sweden) 169 Bernhard Eisel (Austria) 170 Peter Wrolich (Austria) 171 Zolt Der (Serbia) 172 Esad Hasanovic (Serbia) 173 Peter Sagan (Slovakia) 174 Martin Velits (Slovakia) 175 Peter Velits (Slovakia) 176 Carlos Oyarzun Guinez (Chile) 177 Yauheni Hutarovich (Belarus) 178 Kanstantin Siutsou (Belarus)
Past Winners
1990 Utsunomiya
Rudy Dhaenens 1991 Stuttgart
Gianni Bugno 1992 Benidorm
Gianni Bugno 1993 Oslo
Lance Armstrong 1994 Agrigento
Luc Leblanc 1995 Duitama
Abraham Olano 1996 Lugano
Johan Museeuw 1997 San Sebastián
Laurent Brochard 1998 Valkenburg
Oscar Camenzind 1999 Verona
Óscar Freire 2000 Plouay
Romāns Vainšteins 2001 Lisbon
Óscar Freire 2002 Zolder/Hasselt
Mario Cipollini 2003 Hamilton
Igor Astarloa 2004 Verona
Óscar Freire 2005 Madrid
Tom Boonen 2006 Salzburg
Paolo Bettini 2007 Stuttgart
Paolo Bettini 2008 Varese
Alessandro Ballan 2009 Mendrisio
Cadel Evans
I'll be very surprised if it comes down to bunch sprint. Not that much because of the profile of the race, more because of comments from cyclists and mangers we're hearing these days.
I'd love to see Cancellara launching an attack in final lap on that bump after second climb... It looks like ideal place for him.
This course's profile reminds me on Flanders, only without cobbles, so he should join his team's forces with Italians and Belgians in order to shrink down the field, since there's no pavement and narrow roads to do that for him.

My sympathies are with Cancellara. He deserves to be second rider (correct me if I'm wrong) to win De Ronde, Paris - Roubaix and Worlds in same season. Also, I think the rainbow colors fit him well... So well that he should wear them in TTs and on the road.

Gilbert is second rider I'll be cheering for. Fine cyclist and very nice guy.

Nice sunny weather there... Everything has fallen in place for epic battle. I'm in dilemma whether to stay awake, or to watch it in morning. It's long race.
Elite Mens road race Results
1 Thor Hushovd (Norway) 6:21:49   2 Matti Breschel (Denmark)     3 Allan Davis (Australia)     4 Filippo Pozzato (Italy)     5 Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)     6 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spain)     7 Alexandr Kolobnev (Russian Federation)     8 Assan Bazayev (Kazakhstan)     9 Yukiya Arashiro (Japan)     10 Romain Feillu (France)     11 Grega Bole (Slovenia)     12 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kazakhstan)     13 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands)     14 Fabian Wegmann (Germany)     15 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Portugal)     16 Frank Schleck (Luxembourg)     17 Cadel Evans (Australia)     18 Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)     19 Niki Terpstra (Netherlands) 0:00:07   20 Björn Leukemans (Belgium)     21 Vladimir Gusev (Russian Federation) 0:00:13   22 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia)     23 Chris Sörensen (Denmark)     24 Anders Lund (Denmark) 0:00:15   25 Paul Martens (Germany)     26 Yoann Offredo (France) 0:02:07   27 Jonas Ljungblad (Sweden) 0:02:09   28 Matija Kvasina (Croatia) 0:02:11   29 Christian Knees (Germany)     30 Fumiyuki Beppu (Japan)     31 Simon Spilak (Slovenia) 0:02:13   32 Cyril Gautier (France)     33 Kanstantin Siutsou (Belarus)     34 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Colombia)     35 Juan José Haedo (Argentina)     36 Giovanni Visconti (Italy)     37 Marzio Bruseghin (Italy) 0:05:11   38 Luca Paolini (Italy)     39 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spain)     40 Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) 0:07:10   41 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 0:07:22   42 Wout Poels (Netherlands)     43 André Greipel (Germany)     44 Gorazd Stangelj (Slovenia)     45 Stuart O`Grady (Australia)     46 Radoslav Rogina (Croatia)     47 Karsten Kroon (Netherlands)     48 Jure Kocjan (Slovenia)     49 Pavel Brutt (Russian Federation)     50 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)     51 Yauheni Hutarovich (Belarus) 0:13:53   52 Denys Kostyuk (Ukraine)     53 Martin Velits (Slovakia)     54 Petr Bencik (Czech Republic)     55 Martin Elmiger (Switzerland)     56 Hernani Broco (Portugal)     57 Egor Silin (Russian Federation)     58 Marcel Sieberg (Germany)     59 Steve Morabito (Switzerland)     60 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland)     61 Eduard Vorganov (Russian Federation)     62 Koen De Kort (Netherlands)     63 Sylvain Chavanel (France)     64 Michal Golas (Poland)     65 Bernhard Eisel (Austria)     66 Peter Wrolich (Austria)     67 Oleksandr Sheydyk (Ukraine)     68 David Mc Cann (Ireland)     69 Alexander Kristoff (Norway)     70 Sébastien Hinault (France)     71 Bert Grabsch (Germany)     72 Yukihiro Doi (Japan)     73 Edward King (United States Of America)     74 Peter Velits (Slovakia)     75 Gustav Larsson (Sweden)     76 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark)     77 Julian Dean (New Zealand)     78 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland)     79 Christian Vandevelde (United States Of America)     80 Danny Pate (United States Of America)     81 Tyler Farrar (United States Of America)     82 Danilo Hondo (Germany)     83 Anthony Geslin (France)     84 Tanel Kangert (Estonia)     85 Svein Tuft (Canada)     86 William Bonnet (France)     87 Leopold Konig (Czech Republic)     88 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kazakhstan)     89 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania)     90 José Mendes Pimenta Costa (Portugal)     91 Steven Kruijswijk (Netherlands)     92 Sebastian Langeveld (Netherlands)     93 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukraine)     94 Mathew Hayman (Australia)     95 Wesley Sulzberger (Australia)     96 Michael Rogers (Australia)     97 Nicolas Roche (Ireland)     98 Laurent Didier (Luxembourg) 0:21:51   99 Zolt Der (Serbia) 0:22:50  
Just watching BBC's coverage now with Hugh Porter.

5kms to go "Gilbert's got this race"/img/vbsmilies/smilies/confused.gif
What an elite race!

Hushovd, Freire, Moerenhout , Pozzato.
Brilliant race.

Best road race finale I've seen for a few years.

Lovely course : really great open roads and the number of spectators was really impressive.
Looking through the results (above). I see it was a good showing from the Great Britain team!!
Originally Posted by jamie72 .

Looking through the results (above). I see it was a good showing from the Great Britain team!!
I'm sensing some sarcasm.

I'm a bit upset because I tried to stay awake and watch the race online, but I bonked with about 50k to go... I never thought this race would come down to a sprint with 18 riders finishing in the same time, and hats off to Thor. I hope he can get a victory this coming spring.
Originally Posted by swampy1970 .

Proving to the manufacture that his Canca-battery still had some juice left in it.
I'm pretty sure he completed the last lap like that.
Originally Posted by limerickman .

Best road race finale I've seen for a few years.

Lovely course : really great open roads and the number of spectators was really impressive.
You're right, it was a fantastic race. It's clearly the single best sporting event this small town will ever host. The town knows it to, everyone is raving about it!

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