2013 UCI Road World Championships
|Host city||Tuscany, Italy|
|Date(s)||22–29 September 2013|
|2013 UCI Road World Championships
|Elite road race||men||women|
|Elite time trial||men||women|
|Elite team time trial||men||women|
|Under-23 road race||men|
|Under-23 time trial||men|
|Junior road race||men||women|
|Junior time trial||men||women|
The Championships consisted of 12 events for elite, under-23 and junior cyclists. It was the 86th Road World Championships, the 13th in Italy and the first time that the event took place in Tuscany. The different events finished near the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence. Host cities for the starts were Florence, Pistoia, Lucca and Montecatini Terme.
|Sponsors of the Championships|
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Tickets for crucial points of the course in Florence and Fiesole could be bought in advance. Ticket prices ranged from 20 Euro to 100 Euro for seating near the finish line of the men's road race. Related to the Championships, many events were organized including expositions, exhibitions, a cyclosportive, and the Bicycle Film Festival. Poste italiane made a stamp dedicated to the Championships in 3.290,000 pieces and Chianti Classico produced wine bottles with special Championships labels.
The organizers showed the mascot for the event, Pinocchio the brainchild of Florentine writer Carlo Collodi, on 26 October 2012. The wooden figure is dressed in a rainbow sweater and a hat with the same motif. The choice of Pinocchio, whose nose grows when he lies, appeared to be significant after the cycling world was rocked by the doping case of Lance Armstrong. The decision for the mascot however, was taken much earlier according to the organizers.
To promote the public transport, more trains ran during the Championships to Florence and a special ticket was produced to ride on all regional trains. For safety reasons, all schools in Fiesole were closed on 27 and 28 September, because reaching schools was complicated.
|Team time trial events|
|22 September||10:00||11:35||Women's teams||42.79 km (26.59 mi)||Pistoia||Firenze (Nelson Mandela Forum)|
|14:00||17:10||Men's teams||57.20 km (35.54 mi)||Montecatini|
|Individual time trial events|
|23 September||10:00||11:25||Junior women||16.27 km (10.11 mi)||Firenze (Parco delle Cascine)||Firenze (Nelson Mandela Forum)|
|14:00||16:35||Under-23 men||43.49 km (27.02 mi)||Pistoia|
|24 September||10:00||12:15||Junior men||22.05 km (13.70 mi)||Firenze (Parco delle Cascine)|
|25 September||13:15||16:40||Elite men||57.90 km (35.98 mi)||Montecatini|
|Road race events|
|27 September||08:30||10:50||Junior women||82.85 km (51.48 mi)||Firenze (Nelson Mandela Forum)||Firenze (Nelson Mandela Forum)|
|13:00||17:20||Under-23 men||173.19 km (107.62 mi)||Montecatini|
|28 September||08:30||12:05||Junior men||140.05 km (87.02 mi)|
|29 September||10:00||16:45||Elite men||272.26 km (169.17 mi)||Lucca|
On the first day, the team time trial events were for the second consecutive year won by Specialized–lululemon (women) and Omega Pharma–Quick-Step (men). The men's squad's victory in the men's team time trial came by 0.81 seconds over Orica–GreenEDGE. Ellen van Dijk from the Netherlands, who won a gold medal in the women's team time trial, won her second gold medal in the women's time trial. Van Dijk won with an advantage of 24 seconds over Linda Villumsen, who finished on the podium for the fourth successive Championships. Van Dijk became the second Dutch woman to win in the discipline, after Leontien van Moorsel's victories in 1998 and 1999. Tony Martin, who also won with his team a gold medal in the team time trial, won his third successive men's time trial gold medal, beating main rivals Bradley Wiggins and Fabian Cancellara. In the last weekend of the championships, Marianne Vos won her third gold and her eighth medal in the women's road race. With help from Anna van der Breggen who helped close down the breakaway attempts, Vos made her break on the final ascent of the 600 m (2,000 ft) long Via Salviati – with around 5 km (3.1 mi) to go – and soloed to a 15-second victory over Emma Johansson and Rossella Ratto. On the last day of the Championships, Rui Costa from Portugal won the rain-soaked Men's road race as he beat Spain's Joaquim Rodríguez by a bike-length on the finish line, with Alejandro Valverde from Spain taking bronze.
|Men's Under-23 Events|
|Men's under-23 road race
||Matej Mohorič (SLO)||4h 20' 18"||Louis Meintjes (RSA)||+ 3"||Sondre Holst Enger (NOR)||+ 10"|
|Men's under-23 time trial
||Damien Howson (AUS)||49' 49.97"||Yoann Paillot (FRA)||+ 57.11"||Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN)||+ 1' 10.13"|
After winning the women's junior time trial at the European Championships, Séverine Eraud won the women's junior time trial at the Road World Championships. European runner-up Igor Decraene won the gold medal in the men's junior time trial. In the women's junior road race won Amalie Dideriksen the sprint from Alexandria Nicholls and Alexandra Manly. The three riders escaped with one other rider on the first lap. Mathieu van der Poel won the men's junior road race. He attacked in the closing stage and soloed to the finish. It was van der Poel's first road world title, having previously won two junior world titles in cyclo-cross, in 2012 and 2013.
|Men's Juniors Events|
|Men's junior road race
||Mathieu van der Poel (NED)||3h 33' 14"||Mads Pedersen (DEN)||+ 3"||Iltjan Nika (ALB)||+ 3"|
|Men's junior time trial
||Igor Decraene (BEL)||26' 56.83"||Mathias Krigbaum (DEN)||+ 8.66"||Zeke Mostov (USA)||+ 20.97"|
|Women's Juniors Events|
|Women's junior road race
||Amalie Dideriksen (DEN)||2h 32' 23"||Anastasiia Iakovenko (RUS)||s.t.||Olena Demydova (UKR)||+ 3"|
|Women's junior time trial
||Séverine Eraud (FRA)||22' 42.63"||Alexandria Nicholls (AUS)||+ 2.69"||Alexandra Manly (AUS)||+ 8.17"|
76 nations participated. Two riders from Uganda were on the start list for the men's and women's time trial but did not start. One rider from Iran was registered for the women's team time trial, but did not start. The number of cyclists per nation (exclusive 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
Team time trials are included under the UCI registration country of the team.
|Rank||Men elites||Women elites||Men U23||Men juniors||Women juniors||Total|
|Team time trials||1||€33,333||€10,666||N/A||€43,999|
- Australia: SBS 2 (Internet Broadcast)
- Belgium: Canvas, Eén, La Deux
- Brazil: SporTV
- Canada: Rogers Sportsnet, RDS
- China: CCTV
- Colombia: RCN, Win Sports
- Czech Republic: ČT Sport
- Denmark: TV3+, TV3 Sport 1 (Internet Broadcast)
- France: France 3, beIN Sport
- Hungary: Sport 1
- Israel: Sport 1
- Italy: Rai Sport 2, Rai 3
- Middle East: Al Jazeera
- Japan: NHK BS 1, NHK
- Netherlands: NOS
- Norway: Viasat 4, Viasat Sport
- Pan Asia: Eurosport Asia/Pacific
- Poland: Polsat Sport
- Slovakia: Dvojka
- Slovenia: RTV Slovenia
- South Africa: SuperSport
- South America: Direct TV, TDN
- Sweden: TV10 / Viasat Sport, Viasat 14 HD
- Switzerland: RSI, RTS, SRF
- United Kingdom: BBC Television (Internet Broadcast)
- United States: Universal Sports (Internet Broadcast)
- Worldwide: UCI YouTube channel (Internet Broadcast)
- UCI confirms 2013 WorldTour calendar, VeloNation (20 September 2012)
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- "The stamp of the Championships". Toscana 2013. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
- Pinokkio wordt mascotte van WK wielrennen 2013, hln.be (26 October 2012) (Dutch)
- "A ticket for people who choose the train". Toscana 2013. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
- "Special plan for rail transports in Tuscany". Toscana 2013. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
- "Closed schools in Fiesole". Toscana 2013. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
- "Van Dijk in voetsporen Van Moorsel: 'Geen woorden voor'" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Road World Championships 2013: Marianne Vos retains title". BBC. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Road World Championships: Rui Costa wins as Froome withdraws". BBC. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Results / Résultats: Road Race Men Elite / Course en ligne hommes élite" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- "Results / Résultats: Time Trial Elite Men / Contre la montre hommes élite" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "Results / Résultats: Team Time Trial Men / Contre-la-montre par équipe hommes" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
- "Final Results / Résultats finaux: Road Race Women Elite / Course en ligne femmes élite" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- "Results / Résultats: Team Time Trial Women / Contre-la-montre par équipe femmes" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
- "Mathieu van der Poel wins junior road Worlds title". cyclingweekly.co.uk. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Country list". UCI. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- "Registered riders". UCI. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- "Guide des compétitions" (PDF). uci.ch. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
- "2013 UCI Road World Championships, Planned News Broadcasts world-wide". UCI. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
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