World Cycling Championships: Recent winners - Road Race

peter sagan 2017 - World Cycling Championships: Recent winners - Road RaceThe first Cycling Road World Championships were held in 1927 at the Nürburgring in Germany. It is the only race in which riders represent their country and not their team. The World Championships is always at the end of the season and the winner wears the rainbow jersey for a whole year. Cyclingstage presents the recent winners.

Recent winners World Championships road race for men

2017: Peter Sagan (svk) – Bergen, nor
2016: Peter Sagan (svk) – Doha, qat
2015: Peter Sagan (svk) – Richmond, usa
2014: Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) – Ponferrada, spa
2013: Rui Costa (por) – Florence, ita
2012: Philippe Gilbert (bel) – Valkenburg, nld
2011: Mark Cavendish (gbr) – Copenhagen, den
2010: Thor Hushovd (nor) – Geelong, aus
2009: Cadel Evans (aus) – Mendrisio, swi
2008: Alessandro Ballan (ita) – Varese, ita
2007: Paolo Bettini (ita) – Stuttgart, ger
2006: Paolo Bettini (ita) – Salzburg, aus
2005: Tom Boonen (bel) – Madrid, spa
2004: Óscar Freire (spa) – Verona, ita
2003: Igor Astarloa (spa) – Hamilton, can
2002: Mario Cipollini (ita) – Zolder/Hasselt, bel
2001: Óscar Freire (spa) – Lisbon, por
2000: Romāns Vainšteins (lat) – Plouay, fra

World Championships road race for men records

Five riders claimed three World Championship titles: Alfredo Binda (Italy), Rik Van Steenbergen (Belgium), Eddy Merckx (Belgium), Óscar Freire (Spain) and Peter Sagan (Slovakia). Sagan is the only rider who won the rainbow jersey three times in a row.

The youngest rider ever to become World Champion was Karel Kaers (Belgium). He was only 20 years and 46 days of age when he took the title in 1934. The oldest World Champion ever is Joop Zoetemelk, who took the rainbow jerset in 1985 – his age at the time was 38 years and 272 days.

Cadel EvansRui CostaPeter SaganPhilippe GilbertMichal Kwiatkowski


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