2006 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

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Men's Individual Road Race
2006 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates September 24, 2006
Stages 1
Distance 265.2 km (164.8 mi)
Winning time 06h 15' 32"
Medalists
   Gold  Paolo Bettini (ITA) (Italy)
   Silver  Erik Zabel (GER) (Germany)
   Bronze  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (Spain)
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2006 UCI Road World Championships
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Participating nations
Elite events
Elite road race   men   women
Elite time trial   men   women
Under-23 events
Under-23 road race   men  
Under-23 time trial   men  
 

The 2006 edition of the men's UCI Road World Championships Road Race took place on September 24, 2006, in the Austrian city of Salzburg. Reigning Olympic champion and Italian Paolo Bettini captured the gold medal and the rainbow jersey as the 2006 World Cycling Champion. The 36-year-old German sprinter Erik Zabel took the silver medal and UCI ProTour winner Alejandro Valverde of Spain captured third place for the bronze medal. A total of 136 cyclists actually finished the race, with Slovakia's Roman Bronis in last place (+ 13'38").

Final classification[edit]

Rank Rider Nation Time
1 Paolo Bettini  Italy 6h 15' 36" (42.476 km/h)
2 Erik Zabel  Germany + 0"
3 Alejandro Valverde  Spain + 0"
4 Samuel Sánchez  Spain + 2"
5 Robbie McEwen  Australia + 2"
6 Stuart O'Grady  Australia + 2"
7 Uros Murn  Slovenia + 2"
8 Alexander Bocharov  Russia + 2"
9 Tom Boonen  Belgium + 2"
10 Vladimir Gusev  Russia + 2"
11 Bernhard Eisel  Austria + 2"
12 Nicki Sørensen  Denmark + 2"
13 Kurt Asle Arvesen  Norway + 2"
14 Martin Elmiger   Switzerland + 2"
15 Freddie Rodriguez  United States + 2"
16 Karsten Kroon  Netherlands + 2"
17 Marcus Ljungqvist  Sweden + 2"
18 Rene Haselbacher  Austria + 2"
19 Laszlo Bodrogi  Hungary + 2"
20 Gerben Löwik  Netherlands + 2"
21 Stefan Schumacher  Germany + 2"
22 Steffen Wesemann   Switzerland + 2"
23 Christophe Le Mével  France + 2"
24 Anthony Geslin  France + 2"
25 Andrey Kashechkin  Kazakhstan + 2"
26 Alexandr Kolobnev  Russia + 2"
27 Matija Kvasina  Croatia + 2"
28 Michael Boogerd  Netherlands + 2"
29 Fränk Schleck  Luxembourg + 2"
30 Moises Aldape Chavez  Mexico + 2"
31 Fabian Cancellara   Switzerland + 2"
32 Gorazd Stangelj  Slovenia + 2"
33 Nuno Ribeiro  Portugal + 2"
34 Danilo Di Luca  Italy + 2"
35 David Millar  Great Britain + 2"
36 Xavier Florencio  Spain + 2"
37 Grégory Rast   Switzerland + 2"
38 Luca Paolini  Italy + 2"
39 David George  South Africa + 2"
40 Cadel Evans  Australia + 2"
41 Rui Sousa  Portugal + 2"
42 Sérgio Paulinho  Portugal + 2"
43 Vladimir Karpets  Russia + 2"
44 Alexander Arekeev  Russia + 2"
45 Sylvain Chavanel  France + 2"
46 Tadej Valjavec  Slovenia + 15"
47 Christopher Horner  United States + 15"
48 Davide Rebellin  Italy + 15"
49 Carlos Sastre  Spain + 15"
50 Michael Rogers  Australia + 15"
51 Filippo Pozzato  Italy + 15"
52 Alexander Vinokourov  Kazakhstan + 15"
53 Sergey Yakovlev  Kazakhstan + 34"
54 Fabian Wegmann  Germany + 56"
55 Marlon Pérez Arango  Colombia + 1' 25"
56 Kanstantsin Sivtsov  Belarus + 1' 25"
57 Raivis Belohvoščiks  Latvia + 1' 53"
58 Jose Carlos Silva Rodrigues  Portugal + 1' 53"
59 Radoslav Rogina  Croatia + 1' 53"
60 Ján Valach  Slovakia + 1' 53"
61 Alexandre Usau  Belarus + 1' 53"
62 Roger Hammond  Great Britain + 1' 53"
63 Ruslan Pidgornyy  Ukraine + 1' 53"
64 Dainius Kairelis  Lithuania + 1' 53"
65 Georg Totschnig  Austria + 1' 53"
66 Stijn Devolder  Belgium + 1' 53"
67 Max van Heeswijk  Netherlands + 1' 53"
68 Christian Vande Velde  United States + 1' 53"
69 Aurélien Clerc   Switzerland + 1' 53"
70 Cyril Dessel  France + 1' 53"
71 Sébastien Joly  France + 1' 53"
72 Joaquim Rodríguez  Spain + 1' 53"
73 Michael Albasini   Switzerland + 1' 53"
74 Lars Bak  Denmark + 1' 53"
75 Yaroslav Popovych  Ukraine + 1' 53"
76 Nick Nuyens  Belgium + 1' 53"
77 Borut Bozic  Slovenia + 2' 02"
78 Erki Pütsep  Estonia + 3' 33"
79 Alexandre Bazhenov  Russia + 3' 43"
80 Przemysław Niemiec  Poland + 3' 43"
81 Daniel Petrov  Bulgaria + 3' 43"
82 Jurgen Van Goolen  Belgium + 6' 19"
83 Martin Riska  Slovakia + 6' 19"
84 Kjell Carlström  Finland + 6' 19"
85 Matej Mugerli  Slovenia + 6' 19"
86 Nelson Victorino  Portugal + 6' 19"
87 Roman Kreuziger  Czech Republic + 6' 19"
88 Alessandro Ballan  Italy + 6' 19"
89 Simon Gerrans  Australia + 6' 19"
90 Vladimir Efimkin  Russia + 6' 19"
91 Bram Tankink  Netherlands + 6' 19"
92 Philippe Gilbert  Belgium + 6' 19"
93 Thomas Voeckler  France + 6' 19"
94 Sylvain Calzati  France + 6' 19"
95 Alexander Efimkin  Russia + 6' 19"
96 Robert Hunter  South Africa + 6' 19"
97 Beat Zberg   Switzerland + 6' 19"
98 Alexei Markov  Russia + 6' 19"
99 Christian Knees  Germany + 6' 19"
100 Mathew Hayman  Australia + 6' 19"
101 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano  Colombia + 6' 19"
102 Jonathan Patrick McCarty  United States + 6' 19"
103 Oliver Zaugg   Switzerland + 6' 19"
104 Tomas Buchacek  Czech Republic + 6' 19"
105 David Loosli   Switzerland + 6' 19"
106 Patrik Sinkewitz  Germany + 6' 19"
107 Guido Trenti  United States + 6' 19"
108 Janez Brajkovic  Slovenia + 6' 19"
109 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi  Spain + 6' 19"
110 Luis Perez Rodriguez  Spain + 6' 19"
111 Volodymyr Zagorodniy  Ukraine + 6' 19"
112 Andriy Hrivko  Ukraine + 6' 19"
113 Gabriel Rasch  Norway + 6' 19"
114 Thor Hushovd  Norway + 6' 19"
115 Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro  Spain + 6' 59"
116 Ryan Cox  South Africa + 6' 59"
117 Christian Pfannberger  Austria + 6' 59"
118 Danny Pate  United States + 6' 59"
119 Marzio Bruseghin  Italy + 6' 59"
120 David McCann  Ireland + 8' 45"
121 Petr Bencik  Czech Republic + 8' 45"
122 Matej Jurco  Slovakia + 8' 45"
123 Tomasz Marczynski  Poland + 8' 45"
124 Fumiyuki Beppu  Japan + 8' 45"
125 Allan Johansen  Denmark + 8' 45"
126 Roman Bronis  Slovakia + 13' 38"
DNF Félix Rafael Cardenas Ravalo  Colombia
DNF Matteo Tosatto  Italy
DNF Rinaldo Nocentini  Italy
DNF José Adrián Bonilla  Costa Rica
DNF Aliaksandr Kychinski  Belarus
DNF Serge Baguet  Belgium
DNF Tarmo Raudsepp  Estonia
DNF Russell Downing  Great Britain
DNF Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio  Mexico
DNF Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni  Spain
DNF Kristof Szczawinski  Poland
DNF Hidenori Nodera  Japan
DNF Philip Deignan  Ireland
DNF Stephan Schreck  Germany
DNF Daniel Andonov Petrov  Bulgaria
DNF Leif Hoste  Belgium
DNF Kevin Hulsmans  Belgium
DNF Matthew White  Australia
DNF Nicolas Roche  Ireland
DNF Nick Gates  Australia
DNF Ronny Scholz  Germany
DNF Marcel Sieberg  Germany
DNF José Rujano Guillen  Venezuela
DNF Tyler Farrar  United States
DNF Ian McLeod  South Africa
DNF Luis Felipe Laverde  Colombia
DNF Chris Baldwin  United States
DNF Bradley McGee  Australia
DNF Hrvoje Miholjevic  Croatia
DNF Aleksejs Saramotins  Latvia
DNF Shinichi Fukushima  Japan
DNF Luciano André Pagliarini  Brazil
DNF Bram de Groot  Netherlands
DNF Jan Boven  Netherlands
DNF Maarten Tjallingii  Netherlands
DNF Kyrylo Pospyeyev  Ukraine
DNF Mauricio Soler  Colombia
DNF Ryder Hesjedal  Canada
DNF Darren Lill  South Africa
DNF Sébastien Hinault  France
DNF Martin Mares  Czech Republic
DNF Peter Wrolich  Austria
DNF Linus Gerdemann  Germany
DNF Bruno Neves  Portugal
DNF Murilo Fischer  Brazil
DNF Mart Ojavee  Estonia
DNF Stanislav Kozubek  Czech Republic
DNF Marek Rutkiewicz  Poland
DNF Tomasz Kiendys  Poland
DNF Martin Prazdnovsky  Slovakia
DNF Maros Kovac  Slovakia
DNF Volodymyr Starchyk  Ukraine
DNF Gerardo Fernandez  Argentina
DNF Svetoslav Tchanliev  Bulgaria
DNF Manuel Eduardo Medina Marino  Venezuela
DNF Thierry Marichal  Belgium
DNF Jackson Stewart  United States
DNF Pedro Nicacio  Brazil
DNF Tiaan Kannemeyer  South Africa
DNF Samuel Dumoulin  France
DNF Jorge Martin Montenegro  Argentina
DNF Joost Posthuma  Netherlands
DNF Bernhard Kohl  Austria
DNF Frantisek Rabon  Czech Republic
DNF Robert Radosz  Poland
DNF Alex Cano Ardila  Colombia
DNF Marcio May  Brazil
DNF Soelito Gohr  Brazil
DNF Jose Antonio Ramos Querales  Venezuela
DNF Abdul Wahab Sawadogo  Burkina Faso
DNF Rabaki Jeremie Ouedraogo  Burkina Faso
DNF Saïdou Rouamba  Burkina Faso

Selected Riders[edit]

Based on the results of the riders in the UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits in 2006, all nations have received an amount of riders they can send to the championships. The amount of allowed riders is different for each continent:

  • Qualified Nations by the UCI Protour: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Switzerland get 9 starters. Canada, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania and Luxembourg get 1 starter.
  • Qualified Nations by the UCI Africa Tour: South Africa gets 6 starters. Burkina Faso gets 3 starters.
  • Qualified Nations by the UCI America Tour: Brazil and Colombia get 6 starters. Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela get 3 starters. Costa Rica and Cuba get 1 starter.
  • Qualified Nations by the UCI Asia Tour: Iran gets 6 starters. Kazakhstan and Japan get 3 starters.
  • Qualified Nations by the UCI European Tour: Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Ukraine get 6 starters. Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Great Britain, Ireland, Latvia and Norway get 3 starters. Sweden gets 1 starter. Note: Because Austria is the host nation, they are given 3 extra starters to give them 6 riders in total.
  • Qualified Nations by the UCI Oceania Tour: New Zealand gets 3 starters.

All nations are allowed to select reserves too, 5 reserves for nations with 9 riders, 3 reserves for nations with 6 riders, 2 reserves for nations with 3 riders and 1 reserve for nations with 1 rider.

Nations allowed 9 Riders[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

On September 14, the selection was released:

Belgium Belgium[edit]

National Coach: Carlo Bomans

On September 11, the selection was released:

Also 5 reserves were appointed:

France France[edit]

Selection released on September 12:

Germany Germany[edit]

On September 11, the first selection was released, but since then many things have changed. Matthias Kessler and Jens Voigt have refused their selection as they claim to be "too tired after a long tiring season". Andreas Klöden has declared he only wants to ride in the Time Trial World Championships 2006.

Current Selection:

Italy Italy[edit]

National coach Franco Ballerini selected the following riders:

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

National coach Egon van Kessel selected the following riders:

Russia Russia[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Selection released on September 14:

United States USA[edit]

Nations allowed 6 Riders[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

The home nation was represented by:

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Iran Iran[edit]

to come

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

Nations allowed 3 Riders[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Estonia Estonia[edit]

United Kingdom Great Britain[edit]

Republic of Ireland Ireland[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

to come

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand chose not to send riders to the Road World Championships 2006, as their most important riders are injured and thus unavailable.[1][2]

Norway Norway[edit]

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Nations allowed 1 Rider[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

to come

Cuba Cuba[edit]

to come

Finland Finland[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg Luxembourg[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Road World Championships Team Announced
  2. ^ Road World Championships team named