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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
Distance262 km (162.8 mi)
Winning time6h 56' 26"
   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]


Final classificationEdit

Riders who did not finishEdit

90 riders failed to finish the race.

Nation qualificationEdit

14 to be enrolled, 9 to start [4]
  United States
  Great Britain
9 to be enrolled, 6 to start
  South Africa
5 to be enrolled, 3 to start
  New Zealand
  Czech Republic
2 to be enrolled, 1 to start
  Costa Rica


  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