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2015 UCI Road World Championships – Men's under-23 road race

The Men's under-23 road race of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships took place in and around in Richmond, Virginia, United States on September 25, 2015. The course of the race was 162.0 km (100.7 mi) with the start and finish in Richmond.[2]

Men's under-23 road race
2015 UCI Road World Championships
Peloton during the race
Peloton during the race
Race details
Dates25 September 2015
Distance162.0 km (100.7 mi)
Winning time3h 54' 45"[1]
   Gold  Kévin Ledanois (FRA)
   Silver  Simone Consonni (ITA)
   Bronze  Anthony Turgis (FRA)
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Kévin Ledanois became the third French rider to win the title, after making a late solo move in the closing kilometers. He held off Italy's Simone Consonni to take the gold medal, while Ledanois' team mate Anthony Turgis completed the podium, two seconds later.[1][3][4][5]


Qualification was based on performances on the UCI run tours and the Men Under 23 Nations' Cup during 2015. 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–Garmin for the 2015 season.[6] If a nation is included in the final classification of the Men Under 23 Nations' Cup, but that nation was not yet qualified, it may register 6 riders, 3 of whom were starters. The first 5 nations of the final classification of the Men Under 23 Nations' Cup were entitled to an extra rider.

Number of riders Nations
10 to enter, 5 to start   Algeria,   Colombia,   Chile,   Argentina,   Kazakhstan,   South Korea,   France,   Italy,   Denmark,   Netherlands,   Germany,   Belgium,   Norway,   Austria,   Great Britain,   Turkey,   Russia ,   Estonia,    Switzerland,   Belarus,   Slovakia,   Australia
8 to enter, 4 to start   Eritrea,   United States,   Canada,   Mexico,   Iran,   Japan,   Spain,   Israel,   Czech Republic,   Sweden,   Portugal
6 to enter, 3 to start   Morocco,   South Africa,   Rwanda,   Venezuela,   El Salvador,   Ecuador,   Lebanon,   Hong Kong,   Philippines,   Ukraine,   Slovenia,   Serbia,   Moldova,   Bosnia and Herzegovina,   Croatia,   Greece,   New Zealand
2 to enter, 1 to start   Aruba,   Bermuda,   Latvia,   Georgia

In addition to this number the current continental champions were also able to take part.

Champion Name
Asian Champion   Yuma Koishi (JPN)
Pan American Champion   Jhonatan Restrepo (COL)
European Champion   Erik Baska (SVK)


Profile of the road race circuit

The under-23 men rode ten 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
25 September 2015 12:45–16:50 Men's under-23 road race

Participating nationsEdit

170 cyclists from 52 nations took part in the men's under-23 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 8,049.[9]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Amount[9] €3,833 €2,683 €1,533 €8,049

Final classificationEdit

Of the race's 170 entrants, 130 riders completed the full distance of 162 km (100.7 mi).[1]

Alistair Donohoe was disqualified: rule holding on to the car.


  1. ^ a b c "Final Results / Résultat final: Men Under 23 Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes U23" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-09-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Wynn, Nigel (September 25, 2015). "Kevin Ledanois prevails in chaotic finale of under-23 men's World Champs road race". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Benson, Daniel (September 26, 2015). "Revenge and rainbows for Ledanois and France in Richmond". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Powlison, Spencer (September 25, 2015). "Ledanois wins U23 worlds road race by the skin of his teeth". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Competition Guide Appendices" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Race Schedule". Archived from the original on August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Start List / Liste de départ: Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial / Contre-la-montre individuel Hommes U23" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. September 22, 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2016.[dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Competitions Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 5 September 2015.[permanent dead link]