2015 UCI Road World Championships – Men's junior road race

The Men's junior road race of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships took place in and around Richmond, Virginia, United States on September 26, 2015. The course of the race was eight laps over a 16.2 km (10.1 mi) circuit making 129.6 km (80.5 mi) with the start and finish in Richmond.[2]

Men's junior road race
2015 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
DatesSeptember 26, 2015
Distance129.6 km (80.53 mi)
Winning time3h 11' 09"[1]
   Gold  Felix Gall (AUT)
   Silver  Clément Bétouigt-Suire (FRA)
   Bronze  Rasmus Pedersen (DEN)
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Austria's Felix Gall attacked with 20 km (12 mi) remaining and managed to stay clear at the head of the race to win the gold medal, holding off a fast-finishing Clément Bétouigt-Suire of France, in a two-up sprint finish. One second behind, Danish rider Rasmus Pedersen completed the podium with the bronze medal.[1][3][4]


Qualification was based mainly on the final UCI Juniors Nations' Cup ranking as of August 15, 2015. The first ten nations in this classification qualified six riders to start, the next five nations qualified five riders to start and the next five nations qualified four riders to start. The United States, as the organising nation, were entitled five riders to start. Other nations and non ranked nations had the opportunity to send three riders to start. Moreover continental champions were qualified to take part in the race, on top of the nation numbers. The outgoing World Champion, Mathieu van der Poel, did not compete as he was no longer eligible to contest junior races.[5]

Tour Position Number of riders Nations
UCI Juniors Nations' Cup ranking[6] 1–10 12 to enter, 6 to start   United States
11–15 10 to enter, 5 to start   Kazakhstan
16–20 8 to enter, 4 to start   Slovenia
N/A 6 to enter, 3 to start Other nations
Champion Name
African Champion   El Mehdi Chokri (MAR)
Pan American Champion   Luis Villalobos (MEX)
Asian Champion   Keitaro Sawada (JPN)
European Champion   Alan Banaszek (POL)
Oceanian Champion   Jackson Carman (AUS)


Elevation profile of the road race circuit[citation needed]

The junior men rode eight laps on the road race circuit. The length of the circuit was 16.2 km (10.1 mi) and had a total elevation of 103 meters (338 feet). All road races took place on a challenging, technical and inner-city road circuit. The circuit headed west from Downtown Richmond, working its way onto Monument Avenue, a paver-lined, historic boulevard that's been named one of the "10 Great Streets in America". Cyclists took a 180-degree turn at the Jefferson Davis monument and then maneuvered through the Uptown district and Virginia Commonwealth University. Halfway through the circuit, the race headed down into Shockoe Bottom before following the canal and passing Great Shiplock Park, the start of the Virginia Capital Trail. A sharp, off-camber turn at Rocketts Landing brought the riders to the narrow, twisty, cobbled 200 meters (660 feet) climb up to Libby Hill Park in the historic Church Hill neighborhood. A quick descent, followed by three hard turns led to a 100 meters (330 feet) climb up 23rd Street. Once atop this steep cobbled hill, riders descended into Shockoe Bottom. This led them to the final 300 meters (980 feet) climb on Governor Street. At the top, the riders had to take a sharp left turn onto the false-flat finishing straight, 680 meters (2,230 feet) to the finish.


All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).[7]

Date Time Event
September 26, 2015 09:00–12:15 Men's junior road race

Participating nationsEdit

165 cyclists from 51 nations took part in the men's junior road race. The number of cyclists per nation is shown in parentheses.[8]

Prize moneyEdit

The UCI assigned premiums for the top 3 finishers with a total prize money of 3,450.[9]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Amount[9] €1,533 €1,150 €767 €3,450

Final classificationEdit

Of the race's 165 entrants, 114 riders completed the full distance of 129.6 km (80.5 mi).[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Final Results / Résultat final: Men Juniors Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes Junior" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "Racing Programme". mundialciclismoponferrada. Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Dorr, Jr., Vic (September 26, 2015). "Gall wins men's junior title by tiniest of margins". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Thomas A. Silvestri, Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Gall wins junior men's world championship road race". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Competition Guide Appendices" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Competition Guide Appendices" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Race Schedule". Archived from the original on August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Competitions Guide" (PDF). uci.ch. Retrieved September 5, 2015.[permanent dead link]