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2016 UCI Road World Championships – Women's road race

The Women's road race of the 2016 UCI Road World Championships took place in and around Doha, Qatar on 15 October 2016.[2] The course of the race was 134.1 km (83.3 mi) with the start and finish in Doha.[2] Lizzie Deignan was the defending champion, having won the world title in 2015.[3] Deignan was unable to defend her title, as she finished fourth in the bunch sprint finish.[4]

Women's road race
2016 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates15 October 2016
Distance134.1 km (83.33 mi)
Winning time3h 10' 27"[1]
   Gold  Amalie Dideriksen (DEN)
   Silver  Kirsten Wild (NED)
   Bronze  Lotta Lepistö (FIN)
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The gold medal and rainbow jersey went to 20-year-old Danish rider Amalie Dideriksen,[5] who became the youngest rider in a decade to win the title, and only the fifth rider to win both the junior and elite world titles,[6] having won the junior title in 2013 and 2014.[7] She finished ahead of Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands, while the bronze medal went to Finland's Lotta Lepistö.[8]



The race started at the Qatar Foundation in Education City before the race made its way towards The Pearl-Qatar, with 27.7 kilometres (17.2 miles) being completed before the first passage of the finish line. Thereafter, seven laps of 15.2 kilometres (9.4 miles) were completed before the race's conclusion.


All times are in Arabia Standard Time (UTC+03:00).[9]

Date Time Event
15 October 2016 12:45–16:20 Women's road race

Participating nationsEdit

146 cyclists from 46 nations were entered in the women's road race, with 142 riders taking the start. The numbers of cyclists per nation are shown in parentheses.[10]

Final classificationEdit

Of the race's 146 entrants, 103 riders completed the full distance of 134.1 km (83.3 mi).[1]


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  2. ^ a b "2016 Road World Championships Elite Women's Road Race". Cycling News. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "World Road Championships 2015: Lizzie Armitstead wins world title". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Road World Championships 2016: Lizzie Deignan fourth as Amalie Dideriksen wins". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ Clarke, Stuart (15 October 2016). "Amalie Dideriksen wins World Championships women's road race title; Lizzie Deignan fourth". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (15 October 2016). "Dideriksen: World title is a dream come true". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ Fotheringham, William (15 October 2016). "Amalie Dideriksen wins women's world road race with Lizzie Deignan fourth". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  8. ^ "World Championships: Dideriksen wins women's world title in Doha". Immediate Media Company. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. ^ "All you need to know about the 2016 UCI Road World Championships". Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Start List / Liste de départ: Women Elite Road Race / Course en ligne Femmes Elite" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.