2021 UCI Road World Championships – Women's road race

The Women's road race of the 2021 UCI Road World Championships was a cycling event that took place on 25 September 2021 from Antwerp to Leuven, Belgium.[1][2] Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands was the defending champion.[3]

Women's road race
2021 UCI Road World Championships
Podium of the women's road race
Podium of the women's road race
Race details
Dates25 September 2021
Stages1 in Leuven, Belgium
Distance157.7 km (97.99 mi)
Winning time3h 52' 27"
   Gold Italy Elisa Balsamo (ITA)
   Silver Netherlands Marianne Vos (NED)
   Bronze Poland Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)

The race was won by Italian Elisa Balsamo in a bunch sprint ahead of three time world champion Marianne Vos from the Netherlands, and Katarzyna Niewiadoma from Poland.[4]

Qualification edit

Qualification was based mainly on the UCI World Ranking by nations as of 17 August 2021.[5]

UCI World Rankings edit

The following nations qualified.[6]

Criterium Rank Number of riders Nations
To enter To start
UCI World Ranking by Nations 1-5 7
  •   Netherlands
  •   Italy
  •   Denmark
  •   Germany
  •   Australia
6-14 6
  •   Belgium
  •   United States
  •   Great Britain
  •   South Africa
  •   Poland
15-19 5
UCI World Ranking by Individuals
(if not already qualified)
1–200 2 1

Continental champions edit

Name Country Reason
Anna Kiesenhofer   Austria Olympic Champion
Anna van der Breggen   Netherlands Outgoing World Champion
Carla Oberholzer   South Africa African Champion
Lina Hernández   Colombia Pan American Champion

Final classification edit

Of the race's 162 entrants, 117 riders completed the full distance of 157.7-kilometre (98.0 mi).[7][8]

References edit

  1. ^ "Women Elite Road Race". Flanders 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  2. ^ "88th World Championships WE – Road Race: Preview". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  3. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (26 September 2020). "Anna van der Breggen wins elite women's world title at Imola World Championships". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Road Cycling World Championships: Italy's Elisa Balsamo wins gold in elite women's race". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Qualification System for the 2021 UCI Road World Championships" (PDF). Union Cycliste International. Union Cycliste International. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  6. ^ "2021 Flanders Quota Allocation" (PDF). Union Cycliste Internationale. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Final Results / Résultat final: Women Elite Road Race". Tissot Timing. Tissot. 25 September 2021. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  8. ^ "88th World Championships WE – Road Race". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 25 September 2021.