2012 in men's road cycling

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Olympic Games[edit]

Race Date Winner Second Third
International Olympic Committee Men's Road race July 28  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)  Rigoberto Urán (COL)  Alexander Kristoff (NOR)
International Olympic Committee Men's Time trial August 1  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)  Tony Martin (GER)  Chris Froome (GBR)

World Championships[edit]

The World Road Championships was held in Limburg, Netherlands.

Race Date Winner Second Third
Arc en ciel.svg World Championship Team Time Trial September 16 Belgium Omega Pharma-Quick Step United States BMC Racing Team Australia Orica-GreenEDGE
Arc en ciel.svg World Championship Time Trial September 19  Tony Martin (GER)  Taylor Phinney (USA)  Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)
Arc en ciel.svg World Championship Road Race September 23  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)

Grand Tours[edit]

Race Date Winner Second Third
Italy Giro d'Italia May 5–27  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)  Thomas De Gendt (BEL)
France Tour de France June 30 – July 22  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)  Chris Froome (GBR)  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Spain Vuelta a España August 18 – September 9  Alberto Contador (ESP)  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)

UCI World Tour[edit]

Race Date Winner Second Third
Australia Tour Down Under [1] January 17–22  Simon Gerrans (AUS)  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)  Tiago Machado (POR)
France Paris–Nice March 4–11  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)  Lieuwe Westra (NED)  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
Italy Tirreno–Adriatico March 7–13  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)  Chris Horner (USA)  Roman Kreuziger (CZE)
Italy Milan–San Remo March 17  Simon Gerrans (AUS)  Fabian Cancellara (SWI)  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Spain Volta a Catalunya March 19–25  Michael Albasini (SUI)  Samuel Sánchez (ESP)  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL)
Belgium E3 Harelbeke March 23  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Óscar Freire (ESP)  Bernhard Eisel (AUT)
Belgium Gent–Wevelgem March 25  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Peter Sagan (SVK)  Matti Breschel (DEN)
Belgium Tour of Flanders April 1  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Filippo Pozzato (ITA)  Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
Spain Tour of the Basque Country April 2–7  Samuel Sánchez (ESP)  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)  Bauke Mollema (NED)
France Paris–Roubaix April 8  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Sébastien Turgot (FRA)  Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
Netherlands Amstel Gold Race April 15  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA)  Jelle Vanendert (BEL)  Peter Sagan (SVK)
Belgium La Flèche Wallonne April 18  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)  Michael Albasini (SUI)  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège April 22  Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ)  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA)
Switzerland Tour de Romandie April 24–29  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)  Andrew Talansky (USA)  Rui Costa (POR)
France Critérium du Dauphiné June 3–10  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)  Michael Rogers (AUS)  Cadel Evans (AUS)
Switzerland Tour de Suisse June 9–17  Rui Costa (POR)  Fränk Schleck (LUX)  Levi Leipheimer (USA)
Poland Tour de Pologne July 10–16  Moreno Moser (ITA)  Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)  Sergio Henao (COL)
BelgiumNetherlands Eneco Tour August 6–12  Lars Boom (NED)  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)  Niki Terpstra (NED)
Spain Clásica de San Sebastián August 14  Luis León Sánchez (ESP)  Simon Gerrans (AUS)  Gianni Meersman (BEL)
Germany Vattenfall Cyclassics August 19  Arnaud Démare (FRA)  André Greipel (GER)  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA)
France GP Ouest-France August 26  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)  Rui Costa (POR)  Heinrich Haussler (AUS)
Canada GP de Québec September 7  Simon Gerrans (AUS)  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)  Rui Costa (POR)
Canada GP de Montréal September 9  Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR)  Moreno Moser (ITA)  Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS)
Italy Giro di Lombardia September 29  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)  Samuel Sánchez (ESP)  Rigoberto Urán (COL)
China Tour of Beijing October 9–13  Tony Martin (GER)  Francesco Gavazzi (ITA)  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)

2.HC Category Races[edit]

Race Date Winner Second Third
Qatar Tour of Qatar [2] February 5–10  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Tyler Farrar (USA)  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP)
Malaysia Tour de Langkawi[3] February 24 – March 4  José Serpa (COL)  José Rujano (VEN)  Victor Niño (COL)
France Critérium International March 24–25  Cadel Evans (AUS)  Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA)  Michael Rogers (AUS)
Belgium Three Days of De Panne March 27–29  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)  Lieuwe Westra (NED)  Maciej Bodnar (POL)
Italy Giro del Trentino April 17–20  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA)  Damiano Cunego (ITA)  Sylwester Szmyd (POL)
Turkey Presidential Tour of Turkey April 22–29  Ivailo Gabrovski (BUL)  Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ)  Danail Petrov (BUL)
France Four Days of Dunkirk May 4–8  Jimmy Engoulvent (FRA)  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE)  John Degenkolb (GER)
United States Tour of California May 13–20  Robert Gesink (NED)  David Zabriskie (USA)  Tom Danielson (USA)
Belgium Tour of Belgium May 23–27  Tony Martin (GER)  Lieuwe Westra (NED)  Carlos Barredo (ESP)
Germany Bayern-Rundfahrt May 23–27  Michael Rogers (AUS)  Jérôme Coppel (FRA)  Vladimir Gusev (RUS)
Luxembourg Tour de Luxembourg May 30 – June 3  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)  Wout Poels (NED)  Fränk Schleck (LUX)
Austria Österreich Rundfahrt July 1–8  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)  Steve Morabito (SUI)  Robert Vrečer (SLO)
China Tour of Qinghai Lake July 13–22  Hossein Alizadeh (IRN)  Cameron Wurf (AUS)  Giovanny Báez (COL)
Belgium Tour de Wallonie July 21–25  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA)  Gianni Meersman (BEL)  Pim Ligthart (NED)
Spain Vuelta a Burgos August 1–5  Daniel Moreno (ESP)  Sergio Henao (COL)  Esteban Chaves (COL)
France Tour du Limousin August 14–17  Yukiya Arashiro (JPN)  Jérémy Roy (FRA)  Fabien Schmidt (FRA)
United States USA Pro Cycling Challenge August 20–26  Christian Vande Velde (USA)  Tejay van Garderen (USA)  Levi Leipheimer (USA)
France Tour de l'Avenir August 26 – September 1  Warren Barguil (FRA)  Juan Ernesto Chamorro (COL)  Mattia Cattaneo (ITA)

1.HC Category Races[edit]

Race Date Winner Second Third
Belgium Omloop Het Nieuwsblad February 25  Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP)
Spain Clásica de Almería February 26  Michael Matthews (AUS)  Borut Božič (SLO)  Roger Kluge (GER)
Spain GP Miguel Indurain March 31  Daniel Moreno (ESP)  Mikel Landa (ESP)  Ángel Madrazo (ESP)
Belgium Scheldeprijs April 4  Marcel Kittel (GER)  Tyler Farrar (USA)  Theo Bos (NED)
Belgium Brabantse Pijl April 11  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)  Óscar Freire (ESP)  Pieter Serry (BEL)
Germany Rund um den Finanzplatz May 1  Moreno Moser (ITA)  Dominik Nerz (GER)  Sergey Firsanov (RUS)
United States TD Bank International Cycling Championship June 2  Alexander Serebryakov (RUS)  Aldo Ino Ilešič (SLO)  Fred Rodriguez (USA)
Italy Tre Valli Varesine August 18  David Veilleux (CAN)  Andrea Palini (ITA)  Danilo Di Luca (ITA)
Belgium Paris–Bruxelles September 8  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Mark Renshaw (AUS)  Óscar Freire (ESP)
France GP de Fourmies September 9  Lars Bak (DEN)  Alexander Kristoff (NOR)  Marcel Kittel (GER)
Italy Milano–Torino September 26  Alberto Contador (ESP)  Diego Ulissi (ITA)  Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE)
Italy Giro del Piemonte September 27  Rigoberto Urán (COL)  Luca Paolini (ITA)  Gorka Verdugo (ESP)
Italy Giro dell'Emilia October 6  Nairo Quintana (COL)  Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE)  Franco Pellizotti (ITA)
France Paris–Tours October 7  Marco Marcato (ITA)  Laurens De Vreese (BEL)  Niki Terpstra (NED)
France Tour de Vendée October 14  Wesley Kreder (NED)  Sébastien Hinault (FRA)  Jonathan Hivert (FRA)

UCI tours[edit]

Tour Individual champion Individual champion's team Team champion Nations champion
World Tour  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha Team Sky  Spain
Africa Tour  Tarik Chaoufi (MAR) No team MTN Qhubeka  Morocco
America Tour  Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Team Nippo Funvic-Pindamonhangaba  Colombia
Asia Tour  Hossein Alizadeh (IRN) Tabriz Petrochemical Team Terengganu Cycling Team  Japan
Europe Tour  John Degenkolb (GER) Argos-Shimano Saur-Sojasun  Italy
Oceania Tour  Paul Odlin (NZL) Subway Cycling Team Team Jayco-AIS  Australia

Asian Championships[edit]

Race Date Winner Second Third
Road race February  Wong Kam Po
Hong Kong (HKG)
 Mehdi Sohrabi
Iran (IRI)
 Taiji Nishitani
Japan (JPN)
Individual time trial February  Evgeny Vakker
Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
 Dmitriy Gruzdev
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
 Hossein Askari
Iran (IRI)

European Championships (under-23 and juniors)[edit]

Race Date Winner Second Third
Road race (under-23) Slovenia Jan Tratnik Latvia Andžs Flaksis Netherlands Wouter Wippert
Individual time trial (under-23) Denmark Rasmus Quaade Luxembourg Bob Jungels Ukraine Oleksandr Golovash

National Championships[edit]

References[edit]

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