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The 2010 UCI Road World Championships took place in Geelong and Melbourne, Australia, over 5 days from 29 September to 3 October 2010. It was the 77th UCI Road World Championships and the first time that Australia had held the event. Coincidentally, the title's defender at the road race was an Australian, Cadel Evans, who has a home in Barwon Heads, only 20 km from Geelong.[1]

2010 UCI Road World Championships
2010 UCI Road World Championships logo.png
VenueGeelong and Melbourne, Australia
Date(s) (2010-09-29 - 2010-10-03)29 September–3 October 2010
Nations participating49
Cyclists participating444
Events6
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The time trial and most of the road race elements of the 2010 UCI Road World Championships were staged in Geelong, while the final event, the men's road race, started in Melbourne and went to Geelong, where it finished after 11 laps of the road-race circuit.[2]

The events were spread over five days, allowing recovery time for those riders wishing to take part in both the time trial and the road race. The first event, the men's under-23 time trial resulted in a win for Taylor Phinney, who went on to share third place in the U-23 road race, which was won from a group sprint by Michael Matthews of Australia. In the women's events, Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley became the first British rider to win the time trial, and Giorgia Bronzini, bronze medallist in the 2007 championships, won from a three rider chase group.

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara successfully defended his men's time trial title, achieving a record fourth win: and in the final, showpiece event, Thor Hushovd became the first Norwegian winner, and a bronze for Allan Davis clinched top place in the medal table for the hosts.[3]

Contents

Competition ScheduleEdit

All times are local (UTC+10).

Event Date Starting Time Event Details
29 September 10:00 Under 23 Men Time trial (31.8 km)
15:00 Elite Women Time trial (22.9 km)
30 September 13:00 Elite Men Time trial (45.8 km)
1 October 13:00 Under 23 Men Road race (159 km)
2 October 13:00 Elite Women Road race (127.2 km)
3 October 10:00 Elite Men Road race (262.7 km)

Participating nationsEdit

444 cyclists from 49 national federations participated. The number of cyclists per nation that competed is shown in parentheses.

Participating national federations
Click on a nation to go to the nations' UCI Road World Championships page

Events summaryEdit

 
View down the start-finish straight, showing the final incline with which riders had to contend
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Road race
details
Thor Hushovd
  Norway
6h 21' 49" Matti Breschel
  Denmark
s.t. Allan Davis
  Australia
s.t.
Time trial
details
Fabian Cancellara
   Switzerland
58' 09.19" David Millar
  Great Britain
+ 1' 02.75" Tony Martin
  Germany
+ 1' 12.49"
Women's Events
Road race
details
Giorgia Bronzini
  Italy
3h 32' 01" Marianne Vos
  Netherlands
s.t. Emma Johansson
  Sweden
s.t.
Time trial
details
Emma Pooley
  Great Britain
32' 48.44" Judith Arndt
  Germany
+ 15.17" Linda Villumsen
  New Zealand
+ 15.80"
Men's Under-23 Events
Road race
details
Michael Matthews
  Australia
4h 01' 23" John Degenkolb
  Germany
s.t. Taylor Phinney
  United States
Guillaume Boivin
  Canada
(Dead heat)
s.t.
Time trial
details
Taylor Phinney
  United States
42' 50.29" Luke Durbridge
  Australia
+ 1.90" Marcel Kittel
  Germany
+ 24.01"

Medal tableEdit

Place Nation       Total
1   Australia 1 1 1 3
2   Great Britain 1 1 0 2
3   United States 1 0 1 2
4   Italy 1 0 0 1
  Norway 1 0 0 1
   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
7   Germany 0 2 2 4
8   Denmark 0 1 0 1
  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
10   Canada 0 0 1 1
  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 7 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barwon Heads cyclist Cadel Evans on top of the world
  2. ^ "2010 Cycling". Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Norway's Thor Hushovd claims world road race crown". CNN. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.

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