2014 UCI Road World Championships – Men's under-23 road race

The Men's under-23 road race of the 2014 UCI Road World Championships took place in and around Ponferrada, Spain on 26 September 2014. The course of the race was 182.00 km (113.09 mi) with the start and finish in Ponferrada.[2]

Men's under-23 road race
2014 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates26 September 2014
Stages1
Distance182.00 km (113.1 mi)
Winning time4h 32' 39"[1]
Medalists
   Gold  Sven Erik Bystrøm (NOR)
   Silver  Caleb Ewan (AUS)
   Bronze  Kristoffer Skjerping (NOR)
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Following on from countryman Kurt Asle Arvesen in 1997, Sven Erik Bystrøm became only the second Norwegian rider to win the world title. He made a late break on the final climb, with around 5 km (3.1 mi) remaining, and held off the peloton; he ultimately soloed to victory by seven seconds. Australia's Caleb Ewan won the field sprint for the silver medal, while Bystrøm's team mate Kristoffer Skjerping completed the podium with the bronze medal.

QualificationEdit

Qualification was based on performances on the UCI run tours and the Men Under 23 Nations' Cup during 2014. Results from January to the middle of August counted towards the qualification criteria. In addition to this number, the current continental champions were also able to take part. The outgoing World Champion, Matej Mohorič, did not compete as he was no longer eligible – he moved to the UCI ProTeam Cannondale for the 2014 season.[3]

Number of riders Nations
11 to enter, 6 to start   Australia,   Colombia,   Kazakhstan,    Switzerland
10 to enter, 5 to start   Costa Rica,   Denmark,   Eritrea,   Spain,   Malaysia,   Netherlands,   France,   Italy,   Belgium,   Germany,   United Kingdom,   Norway,   Russia,   Austria,   Romania,   Turkey,   United States ,   Poland,   Slovenia
8 to enter, 4 to start   Albania,   Portugal,   Slovakia,   Georgia,   Bosnia and Herzegovina,   Iran,   Macau,   Guatemala,   Chile,   South Africa,   Venezuela
6 to enter, 3 to start   New Zealand,   Latvia,   Ireland,   Azerbaijan,   Moldova,   Belarus,   Serbia,   Hong Kong,   South Korea,   India,   Brazil,   Mexico,   Jamaica,   Puerto Rico,   Morocco,   Algeria,   Rwanda, Nations qualified via the Men Under 23 Nations' Cup
2 to enter, 1 to start   Bulgaria,   Ecuador,   Greece,   Serbia,   Sweden

CourseEdit

The race was held on the same circuit as the other road races and consisted of ten laps. The circuit was 18.20 km (11.31 mi) long and included two hills. The total climbing was 306 m (1,004 ft) per lap and the maximum incline was 10.7%.[4]

The first 4 km (2.5 mi) were flat, after which the climb to Alto de Montearenas started, with an average gradient of 8%. After a few hundred metres the ascent flattened and the remaining 5.1 km (3.2 mi) were at an average gradient of 3.5%. Next was a descent, with the steepest point after 11 km (6.8 mi) at a 16% negative gradient.

The Alto de Compostilla was a short climb of 1.1 km (0.68 mi), at an average gradient is 6.5% with some of the steepest parts at 11%. The remaining distance of 4.5 km (2.8 mi) was downhill thereafter, prior to the finish in Ponferrada.

ScheduleEdit

All times are in Central European Time (UTC+1).[5]

Date Time Event
26 September 2014 13:00–17:40 Men's under-23 road race
26 September 2014 18:00 Victory ceremony

Participating nationsEdit

162 cyclists from 42 nations took part in the men's under-23 road race. The number of cyclists per nation is shown in parentheses.[6]

Prize moneyEdit

The UCI assigned premiums for the top 3 finishers with a total prize money of 8,049.[7]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Amount[7] €3,833 €2,683 €1,533 €8,049

Final classificationEdit

Of the race's 162 entrants, 120 riders completed the full distance of 182 km (113.1 mi).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Results / Résultats: Men Under 23 Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes U23" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 26 September 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 26 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Racing Programme". mundialciclismoponferrada. Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 15 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Competition Guide Appendices" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 1 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "HILLS PROFILES" (PDF). mundialciclismoponferrada.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Sport Competition Schedule" (PDF). mundialciclismoponferrada.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Start List / Liste de départ: Men Under 23 Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes U23" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 26 September 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "Competitions Guide" (PDF). uci.ch. Retrieved 5 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)