2020 UCI Road World Championships

The 2020 UCI Road World Championships is the 93rd edition of the UCI Road World Championships, the annual world championships for road bicycle racing. It took place between 24 and 27 September 2020 in Imola, Italy.[1] The event was originally planned to be held in the Aigle and Martigny area in Switzerland, but this was cancelled on 12 August in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

2020 UCI Road World Championships
Imola is located in Emilia-Romagna
Imola is located in Italy
VenueImola, Italy
Date(s) (2020-09-24 - 2020-09-27)24–27 September 2020
Coordinates44°21′12″N 11°42′51″E / 44.35333°N 11.71417°E / 44.35333; 11.71417
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No under-23 or junior races were contested at the Championships; however, under-23 riders were eligible to compete in the elite races.[3]

Courses edit

The road races took place on a 28.8 kilometres (17.9 mi) course, starting and finishing at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (a motor racing circuit).[4] Heading out from the Autodromo into the Emilia-Romagna countryside, the course used two climbs with an average gradient of 10% separated by the town of Riolo Terme, before returning to the Autodromo. The men's road race would lap the course nine times, and the women's road race would lap the course five times.[4]

The time trial events took place on a 31.7 kilometres (19.7 mi) flat course, starting from the Autodromo before turning at Borgo Tossignano to return to the finish line at the Autodromo. Both the men and the women raced on the same course.[4]

Schedule edit

All times listed below are for the local time – Central European Summer Time or UTC+02:00.

Date Timings Event Distance Laps
Individual time trial events
24 September 14:40 16:35 Women 31.7 km (19.7 mi)[5] 1
25 September 14:30 16:35 Men 1
Road race events
26 September 12:35 16:45 Women 143 km (89 mi)[6] 5[a]
27 September 09:45 16:45 Men 258.2 km (160.4 mi)[6] 9[a]

Events summary edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Men's road race
  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) 6 h 38' 34"   Wout van Aert (BEL) + 24"   Marc Hirschi (SUI) + 24"
Men's time trial
  Filippo Ganna (ITA) 35' 54.10"   Wout van Aert (BEL) + 26.72"   Stefan Küng (SUI) + 29.80"
Women's Events
Women's road race
  Anna van der Breggen (NED) 4h 09' 57"   Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) + 1' 20"   Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) + 1' 20"
Women's time trial
  Anna van der Breggen (NED) 40' 20.14"   Marlen Reusser (SUI) + 15.58"   Ellen van Dijk (NED) + 31.46"

Medal table edit

  *   Host nation (Italy)

1  Netherlands (NED)2114
2  Italy (ITA)*1012
3  France (FRA)1001
4  Belgium (BEL)0202
5  Switzerland (SUI)0123
Totals (5 entries)44412

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b The first racing lap of each road race is a kilometre shorter than the full 28.8-kilometre (17.9-mile)-long circuit, as it forms part of the 5.9-kilometre (3.7-mile)-long neutralised section.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Road World Championships moved to Imola". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  2. ^ "The 2020 UCI Road World Championships will take place in Imola and the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy) on a very challenging course". Union Cycliste Internationale. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  3. ^ Technical Guide 2020, pp. 32, 42.
  4. ^ a b c "The UCI reveals the routes for the Imola – Emilia-Romagna 2020 UCI Road World Championships". www.uci.org. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  5. ^ Technical Guide 2020, p. 24.
  6. ^ a b Technical Guide 2020, p. 35.
  7. ^ Technical Guide 2020, pp. 38–39.

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