2010 UCI Road World Championships

2010 UCI Road World Championships
Host city Geelong and Melbourne, Australia
Date(s)  (2010-09-29 - 2010-10-03)29 September–3 October 2010
Nations participating 49
Cyclists participating 444 (elite, under-23)
Events 6
2010 UCI Road World Championships

Participating nations
Elite events
List of elite cyclists
Elite road race   men   women
Elite time trial   men   women
Under-23 events
List of under-23 cyclists
Under-23 road race   men  
Under-23 time trial   men  

The 2010 UCI Road World Championships took place in Geelong and Melbourne, Australia, over 5 days from 29 September to 3 October 2010. It was the 77th UCI Road World Championships and the first time that Australia had held the event. Coincidentally, the title's defender at the road race was an Australian, Cadel Evans, who has a home in Barwon Heads, only 20 km from Geelong.[1]

The time trial and most of the road race elements of the 2010 UCI Road World Championships were staged in Geelong, while the final event, the men's road race, started in Melbourne and went to Geelong, where it finished after 11 laps of the road-race circuit.[2]

The events were spread over five days, allowing recovery time for those riders wishing to take part in both the time trial and the road race. The first event, the men's under-23 time trial resulted in a win for Taylor Phinney, who went on to share third place in the U-23 road race, which was won from a group sprint by Michael Matthews of Australia. In the women's events, Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley became the first British rider to win the time trial, and Giorgia Bronzini, bronze medallist in the 2007 championships, won from a three rider chase group.

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara successfully defended his men's time trial title, achieving a record fourth win: and in the final, showpiece event, Thor Hushovd became the first Norwegian winner, and a bronze for Allan Davis clinched top place in the medal table for the hosts.[3]

Competition Schedule

All times are local (UTC+10).

Event Date Starting Time Event Details
29 September 10:00 Under 23 Men Time trial (31.8 km)
15:00 Elite Women Time trial (22.9 km)
30 September 13:00 Elite Men Time trial (45.8 km)
1 October 13:00 Under 23 Men Road race (159 km)
2 October 13:00 Elite Women Road race (127.2 km)
3 October 10:00 Elite Men Road race (262.7 km)

Participating nations

444 cyclists from 49 national federations participated. The number of cyclists per nation that competed is shown in parentheses.

Participating national federations
Click on a nation to go to the nations' 2010 UCI Road World Championships page

Events summary

View down the start-finish straight, showing the final incline with which riders had to contend
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Road race
Thor Hushovd
6h 21' 49" Matti Breschel
s.t. Allan Davis
Time trial
Fabian Cancellara
58' 09.19" David Millar
 Great Britain
+ 1' 02.75" Tony Martin
+ 1' 12.49"
Women's Events
Road race
Giorgia Bronzini
3h 32' 01" Marianne Vos
s.t. Emma Johansson
Time trial
Emma Pooley
 Great Britain
32' 48.44" Judith Arndt
+ 15.17" Linda Villumsen
 New Zealand
+ 15.80"
Men's Under-23 Events
Road race
Michael Matthews
4h 01' 23" John Degenkolb
s.t. Taylor Phinney
 United States
Guillaume Boivin
(Dead heat)
Time trial
Taylor Phinney
 United States
42' 50.29" Luke Durbridge
+ 1.90" Marcel Kittel
+ 24.01"

Medals table

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  Australia 1 1 1 3
2  Great Britain 1 1 0 2
3  United States 1 0 1 2
4  Italy 1 0 0 1
 Norway 1 0 0 1
  Switzerland 1 0 0 1
7  Germany 0 2 2 4
8  Denmark 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands 0 1 0 1
10  Canada 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 7 19


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