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2017 UCI Road World Championships – Women's road race

The Women's road race of the 2017 UCI Road World Championships is a cycling event that took place on 23 September 2017 in Bergen, Norway.[2] It was won by Chantal Blaak of the Netherlands, ahead of Australian Katrin Garfoot and the defending champion, Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark.[3]

Women's road race
2017 UCI Road World Championships
Race details
Dates23 September 2017
Stages1
Distance152.8 km (94.95 mi)
Winning time4h 06' 30"[1]
Medalists
   Gold  Chantal Blaak (NED)
   Silver  Katrin Garfoot (AUS)
   Bronze  Amalie Dideriksen (DEN)
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CourseEdit

The race started and finished on the Festplassen in Bergen, with the riders completing eight laps of a circuit 19.1 kilometres (11.9 miles) in length.[4] The main feature of the circuit was the climb of Salmon Hill, about 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) into the lap; the climb was 1.5 kilometres (0.93 miles) long at an average gradient of 6.4%. At 152.8 kilometres (94.9 miles), the 2017 women's road race was the longest in the championships' history, surpassing the previous record of 140.05 kilometres (87.02 miles) in 2013.[5]

QualificationEdit

Qualification was based mainly on the UCI World Ranking by nations as of 15 August 2017. The first five nations in this classification qualified seven riders to start, the next ten nations qualified six riders to start and the next five nations qualified five riders to start.[6] All other nations had the possibility to send three riders to start. In addition to this number, the outgoing World Champion and the current continental champions were also able to take part.[7]

Continental championsEdit

Champion Name Note
Outgoing World Champion   Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) Competed
African Champion   Aurelie Halbwachs (MRI)
Asian Champion   Yang Qianyu (HKG)
European Champion   Marianne Vos (NED)
Pan American Champion   Paola Muñoz (CHI)
Oceanian Champion   Lisen Hockings (AUS) Did not compete

UCI World Ranking by NationsEdit

Rankings as at 15 August 2017.

Rank Nation Points
1   Netherlands 4629.5
2   Italy 2655
3   Australia 2300.25
4   United States 2093
5   Great Britain 1759.5
6   Poland 1714.5
7   Belgium 1600.5
8   Denmark 1238
9   Germany 1202.5
10   Canada 1195.25
Rank Nation Points
11   Finland 992
12   South Africa 959
13   France 879.5
14   Norway 638.5
15   Spain 580.75
16   Sweden 578.75
17   Cuba 522
18   Luxembourg 467
19   Russia 431
20   Belarus 408

Participating nationsEdit

153 cyclists from 47 nations were entered in the women's road race, however Cuba's sole representative Marlies Mejias did not start the race. The number of cyclists per nation is shown in parentheses.[1]

Final classificationEdit

Of the race's 153 entrants, 77 riders completed the full distance of 152.8 kilometres (94.9 miles).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Final Results / Résultat final: Women Elite Road Race / Course en ligne Femmes Elite" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ "World Championships WE - Road Race". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Chantal Blaak nets elite women's road race world title despite crash". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Countdown to the road races". Bergen2017.no. Bergen 2017 AS. 23 September 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017. The women's race will go a distance of 152,8 km, including 8 laps on the 19.1 km long circuit.
  5. ^ "Technical Guide – 2017 UCI Road World Championships" (PDF). UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 16 September 2017. p. 51. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Qualification system for the 2017 UCI Road World Championships" (PDF). UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 19 July 2017. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Quota allocation for the Bergen 2017 UCI Road World Championships" (PDF). UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.

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