International Road Cycling Challenge

The International Road Cycling Challenge was a one-off, one-day bicycle race that served as one of six Brazilian events in the year-long 2015 UCI America Tour and acted as a test event for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] The race was rated 1.2 and was part of the "Aquece Rio" series of events.[2] The race was run over most of the Olympic course. Most of the riders represented countries instead of trade teams; however, there were several, mainly Brazilian, trade teams in the race. The race was won by French cyclist Alexis Vuillermoz.[3]

International Road Cycling Challenge
2015 UCI America Tour
Race details
Dates16 August 2015
Winning time4h 20' 27"
  Winner  Alexis Vuillermoz (France)
  Second  Serge Pauwels (Belgium)
  Third  Romain Bardet (France)


Teams and ridersEdit

Of 73 starters, only 29 riders finished.


Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA) France 4h 20' 27"
2   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Belgium + 22"
3   Romain Bardet (FRA) France + 22"
4   Tony Gallopin (FRA) France + 22"
5   Yuri Trofimov (RUS) Russia + 22"
6   Thibaut Pinot (FRA) France + 24"
7   Kléber Ramos (BRA) Carrefour Funvic Soul Cycling Team + 3' 42"
8   Warren Barguil (FRA) France + 4' 24"
9   Ben Swift (GBR) Great Britain + 6' 56"
10   Simon Clarke (AUS) Australia + 6' 56"
Source: ProCyclingStats


  1. ^ "Home - Road Cycling". Aquece Rio - TEST EVENTS. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  2. ^ "Aquece Rio". Aquece Rio - TEST EVENTS. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05.
  3. ^ Cycling News. "News shorts: Vuillermoz wins Rio Olympics test event".

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