World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Alaphilippe takes rainbow jersey

Julian Alaphilippe attacks on the ultimate climb and solos to the rainbow stripes on the Imola race track. Wout van Aert sprints to second place ahead of Marc Hirschi. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results Worlds’road race 2020

1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Wout van Aert (bel) + 0.24
3. Marc Hirschi (swi) s.t.
4. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.
5. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
6. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
7. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.53
8. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
9. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) s.t.
10. Damiano Caruso (ita) s.t.

Race report
Seven riders jump clear on the first climb up the Via Mazzolano. Eduard Grosu, Daniil Fominykh, Jonas Koch, Yuki Arashiro, Torstein Traeen, Ulises Castillo and Marco Friedrich opens up a gap of 7 minutes.

With 70 kilometres left the remaining attackers, Koch and Traeen, are caught by the peloton.

Pogacar attacks on the penultimate climb up the Cima Calisperna. He reaches the summit with a lead of 8 seconds, which he widens to 25 seconds when he enters the final lap.

On the Via Mazzolano Dumoulin rejoins Pogacar. A little later the remnants of the peloton also bridge across before Nibali jumps clear with Landa, Uran and Van Aert.

The main group rejoins before the last climb.

On the Cima Calisperna Hirschi, Van Aert, Fuglsang, Alaphilippe, Roglic and Kwiatkowski distance the other before Alaphilippe goes alone. The Frenchman enters the descent with a lead of 13 seconds and he solos to the rainbow jersey.

Van Aert sprints to silver, while Hirschi bests Kwiatkowksi with a few millimetres for bronze.

Other interesting reads: route and start list of the road race at the Worlds in Imola 2020.

World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola – road race men: route, profiles

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Julian Alaphilippe


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