2010 UCI Road World Championships

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2010 UCI Road World Championships
2010 UCI Road World Championships logo
Host city Geelong and Melbourne, Australia
Date(s)  (2010-09-29 - 2010-10-03)29 September–3 October 2010
Events 6
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2010 UCI Road World Championships, Geelong, Aust 2, jjron, 30.9.2010.jpg
View down the start-finish straight, showing the final incline with which riders had to contend

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[edit]

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)

Events summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Road race
details
Thor Hushovd
 Norway
6h 21' 49" Matti Breschel
 Denmark
s.t. Allan Davis
 Australia
s.t.
Time trial
details
Fabian Cancellara
  Switzerland
58' 09.19" David Millar
 Great Britain
+ 1' 02.75" Tony Martin
 Germany
+ 1' 12.49"
Men's Under-23 Events
Road race
details
Michael Matthews
 Australia
4h 01' 23" John Degenkolb
 Germany
s.t. Taylor Phinney
 United States
Guillaume Boivin
 Canada
(Dead heat)
s.t.
Time trial
details
Taylor Phinney
 United States
42' 50.29" Luke Durbridge
 Australia
+ 1.90" Marcel Kittel
 Germany
+ 24.01"
Women's Events
Road race
details
Giorgia Bronzini
 Italy
3h 32' 01" Marianne Vos
 Netherlands
s.t. Emma Johansson
 Sweden
s.t.
Time trial
details
Emma Pooley
 Great Britain
32' 48.44" Judith Arndt
 Germany
+ 15.17" Linda Villumsen
 New Zealand
+ 15.80"

Medals table[edit]

Place Nation Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg 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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