2012 UCI Road World Championships

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2012 UCI Road World Championships
2012 UCI Road World Championships logo.jpg
VenueValkenburg, the Netherlands
Date(s) (2012-09-15 - 2012-09-23)September 15–23, 2012
Nations participating74
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The 2012 UCI Road World Championships took place in the southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, also known as South Limburg, between September 15 and 23. The event consisted of a road race and a time trial for men, women and men under 23, and team time trials for elite men and women. It will be the 79th Road World Championships. Castelfidardo near Loreto in Italy was also a candidate, but Italy had held the UCI Road World Championships in Varese in 2008. The Netherlands last hosted the Road World Championships in 1998 in Valkenburg aan de Geul and this time it was the seventh time in total that the country has hosted the championships.

The 2012 championships had a number of changes compared to the former editions.[1] A team time trial is set to be reintroduced. This was last competed as a world championship event in 1994 between nations. The reintroduction will see trade teams compete, similar to the Eindhoven Team Time Trial held between 2005 and 2007. The Junior championships will also be on the programme. With the extra events, the championships will be held over two weekends (nine days) and will also include an opening ceremony and a cyclosportive event.

Start/Finish for the events is in Vilt, a commune of Valkenburg aan de Geul on top of the Cauberg.


Ellen van Dijk and Niki Terpstra celebrating their World Team Time Trial title
September 16
September 17
September 18
September 19
September 21
  • 14:00–16:10 – Road race – Junior Women, 80 km, 5 x Circuit (5 x 16.125 km)
September 22
  • 09:00–13:15 – Road race – Under 23 Men, 177 km, 11 x Circuit (11 x 16.125 km)
  • 14:30–17:45 – Road race – Elite Women, 129 km, 8 x Circuit (8 x 16.125 km)
September 23
  • 09:00–12:10 – Road race – Junior Men, 129 km, 8 x Circuit (8 x 16.125 km)
  • 10:45–17:00 – Road race – Elite Men, 267 km, Start in Maastricht, then, after 106 km through the southern part of the province of Limburg, 10 x Circuit (10 x 16.125 km)

Circuit = west on Rijksweg in Vilt, continuing through Berg en Terblijt onto Bergerstraat, turning left grazing Maastricht on the east by going south on Molenweg, then turning left and continuing east on Bemelerweg, continuing onto Oude Akerstraat and Bemelerberg through Bemelen, continuing onto Gasthuis, turning left and continuing northeast On Smitserweg, which turns into Bemelerweg grazing Sibbe on the west and into Daalhemerweg curving to north all the way into Valkenburg aan de Geul, at the end turning left onto Cauberg, back to Vilt.

Participating nations[edit]

Cyclists from 74 national federations participated. The number of cyclists per nation that competed, excluding riders in the team time trials, is shown in parentheses.

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

Events summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Men's road race
Belgium Philippe Gilbert (BEL) 6h 10' 41" Norway Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) + 4" Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) + 5"
Men's time trial
Germany Tony Martin (GER) 58' 38.76" United States Taylor Phinney (USA) + 5.37" Belarus Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) + 1' 44.99"
Men's team time trial
Belgium Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 1h 03' 17.17" United States BMC Racing Team + 3.23" Australia Orica–GreenEDGE + 47.06"
Belgium Tom Boonen (BEL)
France Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
Germany Tony Martin (GER)
Netherlands Niki Terpstra (NED)
Belgium Kristof Vandewalle (BEL)
Slovakia Peter Velits (SVK)
Italy Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
Belgium Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
United States Taylor Phinney (USA)
Italy Marco Pinotti (ITA)
Italy Manuel Quinziato (ITA)
United States Tejay van Garderen (USA)
New Zealand Sam Bewley (NZL)
Australia Luke Durbridge (AUS)
Netherlands Sebastian Langeveld (NED)
Australia Cameron Meyer (AUS)
Netherlands Jens Mouris (NED)
Canada Svein Tuft (CAN)
Women's Events
Women's road race
Netherlands Marianne Vos (NED) 3h 14' 29" Australia Rachel Neylan (AUS) + 10" Italy Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) + 18"
Women's time trial
Germany Judith Arndt (GER) 32' 26.46" United States Evelyn Stevens (USA) + 33.77" New Zealand Linda Villumsen (NZL) + 40.57"
Women's team time trial
Germany Team Specialized–lululemon 46' 31.63" Australia Orica-AIS + 24.19" Netherlands AA Drink–leontien.nl + 1' 59.32"
Germany Charlotte Becker (GER)
Netherlands Ellen van Dijk (NED)
United States Amber Neben (USA)
United States Evelyn Stevens (USA)
Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (GER)
Germany Trixi Worrack (GER)
Germany Judith Arndt (GER)
Australia Shara Gillow (AUS)
Netherlands Loes Gunnewijk (NED)
Australia Melissa Hoskins (AUS)
Australia Alex Rhodes (AUS)
New Zealand Linda Villumsen (NZL)
Netherlands Chantal Blaak (NED)
Netherlands Lucinda Brand (NED)
Belgium Jessie Daams (BEL)
United Kingdom Sharon Laws (GBR)
United Kingdom Emma Pooley (GBR)
Netherlands Kirsten Wild (NED)
Men's Under-23 Events
Men's under-23 road race
Kazakhstan Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) 4h 20' 15" France Bryan Coquard (FRA) s.t. Belgium Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) s.t.
Men's under-23 time trial
Russia Anton Vorobyev (RUS) 44' 09.02" Australia Rohan Dennis (AUS) + 44.39" Australia Damien Howson (AUS) + 51.12"
Men's Juniors Events
Men's junior road race
Slovenia Matej Mohorič (SLO) 3h 00' 45" Australia Caleb Ewan (AUS) s.t. Croatia Josip Rumac (CRO) s.t.
Men's junior time trial
Norway Oskar Svendsen (NOR) 35' 34.75" Slovenia Matej Mohorič (SLO) + 7.04" Germany Maximilian Schachmann (GER) + 11.83"
Women's Juniors Events
Women's junior road race
United Kingdom Lucy Garner (GBR) 2h 11' 26" Norway Eline Brustad (NOR) s.t. Italy Anna Stricker (ITA) s.t.
Women's junior time trial
United Kingdom Elinor Barker (GBR) 22' 26.29" Denmark Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN) + 35.87" Netherlands Demi de Jong (NED) + 1' 03.13"

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  Germany 3 0 1 4
2  Belgium 2 0 1 3
3  Great Britain 2 0 0 2
4  Norway 1 2 0 3
5  Slovenia 1 1 0 2
6  Netherlands 1 0 2 3
7  Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
 Russia 1 0 0 1
9  Australia 0 4 2 6
10  United States 0 3 0 3
11  Denmark 0 1 0 1
 France 0 1 0 1
13  Italy 0 0 2 2
14  Belarus 0 0 1 1
 Croatia 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36

Team time trials are included under the UCI registration country of the team.


  1. ^ Moore, Richard (23 September 2009). "Radical changes for 2012 World Championships". Retrieved 13 April 2010.

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