2009 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race
|2009 UCI Road World Championships|
|Dates||September 27, 2009|
|Distance||262 km (162.8 mi)|
|Winning time||6h 56' 26"|
|Events at the 2009 UCI|
Road World Championships
|Elite road race||men||women|
|Elite time trial||men||women|
|Under-23 road race||men|
|Under-23 time trial||men|
The Men's Individual Road Race of the 2009 UCI Road World Championships cycling event took place on 27 September in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The course of 262 km consisted of nineteen laps around an undulating circuit. The pre-race favourites came from the strong Italian and Spanish national squads, with Damiano Cunego and Alejandro Valverde both considered possible contenders.
The race was won by Australian Cadel Evans, the first Australian victory in the World road race. Evans, who took his third victory of the season, moved clear from a group of nine riders on the final lap to win the race.
Riders who did not finish
90 riders failed to finish the race.
|14 to be enrolled, 9 to start |
|9 to be enrolled, 6 to start|
|5 to be enrolled, 3 to start|
|2 to be enrolled, 1 to start|
- Worlds Road Race Preview Archived 2014-08-19 at the Wayback Machine Gerald Churchill; Cycling-News; 26-09-09; Accessed 17-08-14. Archived 2009-09-30.
- Cadel Evans wins cycling Road Race World Championship in Mendrisio, Switzerland Brendan Gallagher 27-09-09; Accessed 28-09-09
- "Aussie Evans wins road race title". BBC Sport. 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
- UCI Entry Regulations Archived 2009-10-05 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 15-09-09