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2009 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

The Men's Individual Road Race of the 2009 UCI Road World Championships cycling event took place on 27 September in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The course of 262 km consisted of nineteen laps around an undulating circuit. The pre-race favourites came from the strong Italian and Spanish national squads,[1] with Damiano Cunego and Alejandro Valverde both considered possible contenders.

Men's Individual Road Race
2009 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
DatesSeptember 27, 2009
Stages1
Distance262 km (162.8 mi)
Winning time6h 56' 26"
Medalists
   Gold  Cadel Evans (AUS) (Australia)
   Silver  Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS) (Russia)
   Bronze  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (Spain)
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The race was won by Australian Cadel Evans, the first Australian victory in the World road race.[2] Evans, who took his third victory of the season, moved clear from a group of nine riders on the final lap to win the race.[3]

Contents

Final classificationEdit

Riders who did not finishEdit

90 riders failed to finish the race.

Nation qualificationEdit

14 to be enrolled, 9 to start [4]
  Spain
  Italy
  Belgium
  Germany
  Luxembourg
  Australia
  United States
  Great Britain
  Russia
  Norway
9 to be enrolled, 6 to start
  South Africa
  Colombia
  Venezuela
  Kazakhstan
  France
  Netherlands
  Slovenia
  Poland
  Ukraine
  Denmark
   Switzerland
5 to be enrolled, 3 to start
  Tunisia
  Argentina
  Canada
  Brazil
  Japan
  Iran
  Portugal
  Estonia
  Austria
  Croatia
  Hungary
  Sweden
  Latvia
  Serbia
  New Zealand
  Czech Republic
  Ireland
  Slovakia
  Belarus
2 to be enrolled, 1 to start
  Lithuania
  Finland
  Namibia
  Cuba
  Chile
  Costa Rica
  Ecuador
  Uruguay
  Bulgaria

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Worlds Road Race Preview Gerald Churchill; Cycling-News; 26-09-09; Accessed 17-08-14. Archived 2009-09-30.
  2. ^ Cadel Evans wins cycling Road Race World Championship in Mendrisio, Switzerland Brendan Gallagher 27-09-09; Accessed 28-09-09
  3. ^ "Aussie Evans wins road race title". BBC Sport. 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  4. ^ UCI Entry Regulations Archived 2009-10-05 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 15-09-09