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UCI Road World Championships 2009

Date range:
September 23-27, 2009

September 24, Men's Elite Individual Time Trial: Mendrisio - Mendrisio 49.8km

Cancellara storms to third World time trial title

By:
Richard Moore
Published:
September 24, 2009, 15:29 BST,
Updated:
September 25, 2009, 15:31 BST

Dominant display at home by Swiss specialist

The elite men's time trial at the World Championships in Mendrisio was all about one man: Fabian Cancellara. As the Swiss star left the start house and gingerly negotiated the first sweeping bend, he quickly settled quickly into his rhythm, and then began eating up the road.

Within the first three kilometres, and as the UCI's new GPS tracking system confirmed, the Olympic champion was travelling significantly faster than the 61 riders who had gone before him as well as defending champion Bert Grabsch (German), who followed at an increasing distance behind.

Over three laps of the 16.6km circuit, Cancellara crushed the opposition. He appeared to be carried on a wave of home support, with the noise by the roadside quite deafening as he powered through villages and steamrollered the climbs. The crowd was estimated at 23,000, and every one of them - it seemed - was rooting for the local hero.

Cancellara's superiority was evident throughout, but it was bludgeoned home in the final 200 metres, when he sat up, patted the Swiss flag on his chest and pointed to the skies to begin his victory celebrations even before the distance had been completed and as the clock was still running.

But with his closest rival having been caught and left behind well before half-distance, he would have had time to get off his bike and crawl those final 200 metres.

Fancied opponents were scattered left, right and centre. Before the first lap was up, the Swiss had his minute-man and the eventual runner-up, Gustav Larsson (Sweden), in his sights, going through the start/finish area trailing the Swede before overhauling him early on the second lap. Larsson was also the silver medallist behind Cancellara at the Beijing Olympics.

Before lap two was finished, Cancellara had caught another hotly tipped contender, Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain). Whereas Larsson put up a fight, trailing Cancellara for a few kilometres, the Swiss star flew past Wiggins as though he were Mark Cavendish sprinting to victory on the Champs Elysées.

To complete Wiggins's ignominy, he was also caught by Larsson after suffering mechanical problems on his final lap, which necessitated a bike change. The British star, a triple Olympic gold medallist on the track, dropped from fourth at the penultimate time check - just three seconds down on eventual bronze medallist Tony Martin (Germany) - to a final placing of 21st.

Throughout the 49.8km test, Cancellara didn't waver, other than to glance up at the clock at the end of lap two. Every corner was negotiated with just enough room to spare, prompting some sharp intakes of breath from those watching as his tyres almost clipped curbs and his broad shoulders almost scuffed buildings.

And whereas the climb to Rancate, half-way around the circuit, seemed to kill most riders' momentum, Cancellara apparently had energy to spare, sprinting up it to defy a gradient that, in places, was 10 percent.

Remarkably, Cancellara was unsure whether it was his best ever performance in a time trial, with Beijing also vying for that honour. "It was a perfect day, a perfect time trial," he said. "But it's difficult to say if it's my best. Beijing and today were the most beautiful ones. The Olympics and the worlds are very different. The Olympics are the biggest thing an athlete can do, but winning at home is also a fantastic experience. The support from the crowd, and the Swiss flags - it helped."

Asked about the margin of victory - which at the finish was one minute, 27 seconds, and would surely have been around 1:45 had he not sat up before the line - Cancellara said, "One minute's difference is difficult [to achieve]. I knew I would be fast, I knew I was ready.

"Above all, I had prepared mentally. My tactic was to give it my maximum. Larsson was one of the favourites, and I had the advantage starting behind him. To take so much time out of him demonstrates that I did everything right."

Cancellara will not celebrate his time trial title until after Sunday's road race. And he is hoping for a double celebration. "Last year I prepared well for Beijing, but I didn't have the confidence for the road race [in which he nonetheless won a bronze medal]," said Cancellara. "This year I am confident; I have the mental strength. My legs are ready but so is my head."

"I dream of doing the double," he said. "I said during the Vuelta that I think I can do it. I have the motivation, the determination, and the confidence. I always achieve what I say is a target, but of course the World Championship [road race] has its own rules. We have a six-man team. Others have nine, and the race will be very hard. But I have set the bar high, and I have the belief. If I didn't, I would stay at home."

For his part, Larsson was generous in his praise of Cancellara. After noting his other worldly time trialling ability, he conceded, "Unfortunately, he is from planet Earth."

"To win silver [in a time trial against] Cancellara is like winning gold," said Larsson. "He was the best today. I tried as hard as I could and I think I did a good race. I'm really happy with my performance."

Final results
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 0:57:55.74  
2 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 0:01:27.13  
3 Tony Martin (Germany) 0:02:30.18  
4 Tom Zirbel (United States Of America) 0:02:47.12  
5 Marco Pinotti (Italy) 0:03:02.88  
6 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 0:03:08.49  
7 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) 0:03:11.59  
8 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) 0:03:20.95  
9 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 0:03:33.88  
10 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 0:03:37.39  
11 David Mc Cann (Ireland) 0:03:40.61  
12 Jean-Christophe Peraud (France) 0:03:43.95  
13 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark) 0:04:07.66  
14 Dominique Cornu (Belgium) 0:04:09.40  
15 Svein Tuft (Canada) 0:04:24.25  
16 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 0:04:24.85  
17 Artem Ovechkin (Russian Federation) 0:04:27.64  
18 Christopher Froome (Great Britain) 0:04:34.55  
19 Frantisek Rabon (Czech Republic) 0:04:39.67  
20 Sebastian Lang (Germany) 0:04:40.97  
21 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 0:04:50.39  
22 Serpa Perez J R (Colombia) 0:04:56.25  
23 Thomas Danielson (United States Of America) 0:05:09.45  
24 Alex Rasmussen (Denmark) 0:05:12.60  
25 Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan) 0:05:16.82  
26 Paulinho S M M (Portugal) 0:05:25.86  
27 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 0:05:28.44  
28 Jay Robert Thomson (South Africa) 0:05:28.71  
29 Eugen Wacker (Kyrgyzstan) 0:05:31.07  
30 Adam Hansen (Australia) 0:05:33.54  
31 Aleksejs Saramotins (Latvia) 0:05:34.76  
32 Garrido Mayorga M (Argentina) 0:05:35.12  
33 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) 0:05:43.65  
34 Martin Velits (Slovakia) 0:05:44.06  
35 Gutierrez Palacios (Spain) 0:05:45.07  
36 Juan Carlos Lopez Marin (Colombia) 0:05:47.35  
37 Branislau Samoilau (Belarus) 0:05:56.25  
38 Sébastien Rosseler (Belgium) 0:05:57.70  
39 Fredrik Ericsson (Sweden) 0:06:10.47  
40 Rubens Bertogliati (Switzerland) 0:06:12.32  
41 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 0:06:14.43  
42 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spain) 0:06:19.62  
43 Erik Hoffmann (Namibia) 0:06:23.43  
44 Matias Medici (Argentina) 0:06:28.26  
45 Raivis Belohvosciks (Latvia) 0:06:29.49  
46 Magno Prado Nazaret (Brazil) 0:06:38.73  
47 Mikhail Ignatiev (Russian Federation) 0:06:43.02  
48 Gregor Gazvoda (Slovenia) 0:06:50.24  
49 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 0:06:58.79  
50 Jeremy Vennell (New Zealand) 0:07:06.21  
51 Pavol Polievka (Slovakia) 0:07:23.56  
52 Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) 0:07:26.68  
53 Cameron Wurf (Australia) 0:07:27.52  
54 Tiago Machado (Portugal) 0:07:30.34  
55 Rida Cador (Hungary) 0:07:34.60  
56 Jerome Coppel (France) 0:07:36.57  
57 Matti Helminen (Finland) 0:07:48.12  
58 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) 0:08:20.66  
59 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) 0:08:43.10  
60 Jose Ragonessi (Ecuador) 0:08:53.21  
61 Jarmo Rissanen (Finland) 0:09:00.12  
62 Zoltan Madaras (Hungary) 0:09:05.56  
63 Eduard Novak (Romania) 0:11:06.21  
64 Gabriel Sorin Pop (Romania) 0:12:55.11  
65 Reginald Douglas (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:20:32.85  
66 James Weekes (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:22:38.69  
Split 1 - 9.16km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 0:10:52.17  
2 Tony Martin (Germany) 0:00:18.72  
3 Marco Pinotti (Italy) 0:00:22.32  
4 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 0:00:23.33  
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 0:00:25.93  
6 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 0:00:26.48  
7 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 0:00:30.78  
8 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 0:00:35.69  
9 Dominique Cornu (Belgium) 0:00:35.72  
10 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) 0:00:36.53  
11 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 0:00:36.54  
12 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) 0:00:36.89  
13 Frantisek Rabon (Czech Republic) 0:00:37.00  
14 Tom Zirbel (United States Of America) 0:00:37.33  
15 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 0:00:38.77  
16 Alex Rasmussen (Denmark)    
17 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark) 0:00:41.55  
18 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 0:00:41.56  
19 Jean-Christophe Peraud (France) 0:00:43.79  
20 Mikhail Ignatiev (Russian Federation) 0:00:44.70  
21 Artem Ovechkin (Russian Federation) 0:00:45.39  
22 Sebastian Lang (Germany) 0:00:45.42  
23 Christopher Froome (Great Britain) 0:00:46.18  
24 Sébastien Rosseler (Belgium) 0:00:51.19  
25 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 0:00:51.89  
26 Svein Tuft (Canada) 0:00:52.28  
27 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) 0:00:52.71  
28 Aleksejs Saramotins (Latvia) 0:00:52.82  
29 Thomas Danielson (United States Of America) 0:00:53.07  
30 Jay Robert Thomson (South Africa) 0:00:53.48  
31 Rubens Bertogliati (Switzerland) 0:00:54.11  
32 Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) 0:00:54.94  
33 Martin Velits (Slovakia) 0:00:55.20  
34 Serpa Perez J R (Colombia) 0:00:55.56  
35 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spain) 0:00:55.64  
36 Jeremy Vennell (New Zealand) 0:00:55.82  
37 Branislau Samoilau (Belarus) 0:00:57.97  
38 David Mc Cann (Ireland) 0:00:59.84  
39 Gregor Gazvoda (Slovenia) 0:01:00.57  
40 Eugen Wacker (Kyrgyzstan) 0:01:01.10  
41 Jerome Coppel (France) 0:01:01.77  
42 Juan Carlos Lopez Marin (Colombia) 0:01:03.21  
43 Tiago Machado (Portugal) 0:01:03.79  
44 Erik Hoffmann (Namibia) 0:01:04.17  
45 Raivis Belohvosciks (Latvia) 0:01:04.81  
46 Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan) 0:01:04.86  
47 Garrido Mayorga M (Argentina) 0:01:05.43  
48 Adam Hansen (Australia) 0:01:05.82  
49 Paulinho S M M (Portugal) 0:01:07.40  
50 Fredrik Ericsson (Sweden)    
51 Cameron Wurf (Australia) 0:01:10.48  
52 Rida Cador (Hungary) 0:01:12.13  
53 Matias Medici (Argentina) 0:01:12.20  
54 Magno Prado Nazaret (Brazil) 0:01:12.29  
55 Matti Helminen (Finland) 0:01:12.63  
56 Gutierrez Palacios (Spain) 0:01:16.09  
57 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) 0:01:16.58  
58 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) 0:01:16.78  
59 Pavol Polievka (Slovakia) 0:01:19.43  
60 Jarmo Rissanen (Finland) 0:01:25.82  
61 Jose Ragonessi (Ecuador) 0:01:27.25  
62 Zoltan Madaras (Hungary) 0:01:44.06  
63 Eduard Novak (Romania) 0:01:47.73  
64 Gabriel Sorin Pop (Romania) 0:02:32.56  
65 Reginald Douglas (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:03:36.00  
66 James Weekes (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:04:00.32  
Split 2 - 16.6km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 0:19:05.31  
2 Tony Martin (Germany) 0:00:38.46  
3 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 0:00:46.94  
4 Marco Pinotti (Italy) 0:00:48.82  
5 Tom Zirbel (United States Of America) 0:00:59.09  
6 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 0:01:02.40  
7 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 0:01:06.39  
8 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 0:01:06.53  
9 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) 0:01:10.46  
10 Jean-Christophe Peraud (France) 0:01:12.09  
11 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 0:01:18.07  
12 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark) 0:01:19.43  
13 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 0:01:19.52  
14 Dominique Cornu (Belgium) 0:01:23.15  
15 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 0:01:25.94  
16 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) 0:01:26.55  
17 Sebastian Lang (Germany) 0:01:28.11  
18 David Mc Cann (Ireland) 0:01:29.37  
19 Frantisek Rabon (Czech Republic) 0:01:31.16  
20 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 0:01:33.34  
21 Mikhail Ignatiev (Russian Federation) 0:01:33.78  
22 Jay Robert Thomson (South Africa) 0:01:34.61  
23 Svein Tuft (Canada) 0:01:35.73  
24 Serpa Perez J R (Colombia) 0:01:35.96  
25 Thomas Danielson (United States Of America) 0:01:39.08  
26 Branislau Samoilau (Belarus) 0:01:39.54  
27 Alex Rasmussen (Denmark) 0:01:39.60  
28 Artem Ovechkin (Russian Federation) 0:01:40.29  
29 Christopher Froome (Great Britain) 0:01:42.29  
30 Sébastien Rosseler (Belgium) 0:01:42.78  
31 Rubens Bertogliati (Switzerland) 0:01:43.67  
32 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 0:01:43.83  
33 Eugen Wacker (Kyrgyzstan) 0:01:45.06  
34 Paulinho S M M (Portugal) 0:01:50.00  
35 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) 0:01:53.22  
36 Aleksejs Saramotins (Latvia) 0:01:53.76  
37 Gregor Gazvoda (Slovenia) 0:01:54.48  
38 Cameron Wurf (Australia) 0:01:55.76  
39 Jeremy Vennell (New Zealand) 0:01:55.77  
40 Juan Carlos Lopez Marin (Colombia) 0:01:56.04  
41 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spain) 0:01:56.26  
42 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) 0:01:56.33  
43 Erik Hoffmann (Namibia) 0:01:57.27  
44 Martin Velits (Slovakia) 0:01:58.28  
45 Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan) 0:01:58.92  
46 Adam Hansen (Australia) 0:02:00.65  
47 Gutierrez Palacios (Spain) 0:02:02.99  
48 Rida Cador (Hungary) 0:02:03.27  
49 Raivis Belohvosciks (Latvia) 0:02:06.91  
50 Matias Medici (Argentina) 0:02:07.63  
51 Fredrik Ericsson (Sweden) 0:02:08.09  
52 Jerome Coppel (France) 0:02:12.58  
53 Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) 0:02:14.17  
54 Magno Prado Nazaret (Brazil) 0:02:14.40  
55 Garrido Mayorga M (Argentina) 0:02:14.72  
56 Tiago Machado (Portugal)    
57 Matti Helminen (Finland) 0:02:27.31  
58 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) 0:02:30.68  
59 Pavol Polievka (Slovakia) 0:02:32.08  
60 Jose Ragonessi (Ecuador) 0:02:42.95  
61 Jarmo Rissanen (Finland) 0:02:43.55  
62 Zoltan Madaras (Hungary) 0:03:08.11  
63 Eduard Novak (Romania) 0:03:36.25  
64 Gabriel Sorin Pop (Romania) 0:04:12.93  
65 Reginald Douglas (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:06:37.51  
66 James Weekes (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:07:09.96  
Split 3 - 25.76km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 0:30:07.22  
2 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 0:01:04.54  
3 Tony Martin (Germany) 0:01:17.22  
4 Marco Pinotti (Italy) 0:01:19.40  
5 Tom Zirbel (United States Of America) 0:01:30.54  
6 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 0:01:41.66  
7 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) 0:01:41.80  
8 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 0:01:41.98  
9 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 0:01:44.98  
10 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 0:02:01.83  
11 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark) 0:02:03.58  
12 Jean-Christophe Peraud (France) 0:02:03.91  
13 David Mc Cann (Ireland) 0:02:11.37  
14 Dominique Cornu (Belgium)    
15 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) 0:02:11.82  
16 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 0:02:16.14  
17 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 0:02:19.38  
18 Serpa Perez J R (Colombia) 0:02:19.74  
19 Sebastian Lang (Germany) 0:02:24.19  
20 Frantisek Rabon (Czech Republic) 0:02:25.91  
21 Svein Tuft (Canada) 0:02:26.67  
22 Artem Ovechkin (Russian Federation) 0:02:29.63  
23 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 0:02:31.21  
24 Christopher Froome (Great Britain) 0:02:32.64  
25 Thomas Danielson (United States Of America) 0:02:38.60  
26 Sébastien Rosseler (Belgium) 0:02:39.68  
27 Jay Robert Thomson (South Africa) 0:02:43.73  
28 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 0:02:48.14  
29 Mikhail Ignatiev (Russian Federation) 0:02:48.44  
30 Eugen Wacker (Kyrgyzstan) 0:02:49.51  
31 Alex Rasmussen (Denmark) 0:02:50.22  
32 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spain) 0:02:53.97  
33 Aleksejs Saramotins (Latvia) 0:02:55.85  
34 Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan) 0:02:55.89  
35 Juan Carlos Lopez Marin (Colombia) 0:02:57.62  
36 Paulinho S M M (Portugal) 0:02:57.69  
37 Adam Hansen (Australia) 0:02:58.36  
38 Rubens Bertogliati (Switzerland) 0:02:59.92  
39 Branislau Samoilau (Belarus) 0:03:02.28  
40 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) 0:03:07.57  
41 Erik Hoffmann (Namibia) 0:03:09.10  
42 Fredrik Ericsson (Sweden) 0:03:13.11  
43 Martin Velits (Slovakia) 0:03:15.38  
44 Jeremy Vennell (New Zealand) 0:03:18.45  
45 Magno Prado Nazaret (Brazil) 0:03:20.09  
46 Gutierrez Palacios (Spain) 0:03:21.83  
47 Gregor Gazvoda (Slovenia) 0:03:22.16  
48 Matias Medici (Argentina) 0:03:26.97  
49 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) 0:03:27.93  
50 Raivis Belohvosciks (Latvia) 0:03:28.87  
51 Garrido Mayorga M (Argentina) 0:03:29.54  
52 Rida Cador (Hungary) 0:03:31.07  
53 Cameron Wurf (Australia) 0:03:33.61  
54 Tiago Machado (Portugal) 0:03:43.96  
55 Jerome Coppel (France) 0:03:44.51  
56 Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) 0:03:54.67  
57 Matti Helminen (Finland) 0:03:59.32  
58 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) 0:03:59.50  
59 Pavol Polievka (Slovakia) 0:04:06.61  
60 Jose Ragonessi (Ecuador) 0:04:28.88  
61 Jarmo Rissanen (Finland) 0:04:40.50  
62 Zoltan Madaras (Hungary) 0:05:15.24  
63 Eduard Novak (Romania) 0:05:31.02  
64 Gabriel Sorin Pop (Romania) 0:06:54.33  
65 Reginald Douglas (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:10:37.83  
66 James Weekes (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:11:28.43  
Split 4 - 33.2km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 0:38:20.98  
2 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 0:01:13.94  
3 Tom Zirbel (United States Of America) 0:01:53.46  
4 Marco Pinotti (Italy) 0:01:54.06  
5 Tony Martin (Germany) 0:01:54.48  
6 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 0:02:05.16  
7 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) 0:02:13.28  
8 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 0:02:19.32  
9 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 0:02:26.48  
10 Jean-Christophe Peraud (France) 0:02:31.93  
11 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 0:02:35.51  
12 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) 0:02:49.79  
13 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark) 0:02:53.09  
14 David Mc Cann (Ireland) 0:02:55.49  
15 Dominique Cornu (Belgium) 0:02:56.98  
16 Serpa Perez J R (Colombia) 0:03:07.09  
17 Svein Tuft (Canada) 0:03:13.58  
18 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 0:03:13.97  
19 Christopher Froome (Great Britain) 0:03:14.49  
20 Artem Ovechkin (Russian Federation) 0:03:17.79  
21 Frantisek Rabon (Czech Republic) 0:03:19.00  
22 Sebastian Lang (Germany) 0:03:19.26  
23 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 0:03:21.83  
24 Thomas Danielson (United States Of America) 0:03:28.98  
25 Jay Robert Thomson (South Africa) 0:03:34.15  
26 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 0:03:34.84  
27 Eugen Wacker (Kyrgyzstan) 0:03:37.95  
28 Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan) 0:03:41.07  
29 Sébastien Rosseler (Belgium) 0:03:42.03  
30 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spain) 0:03:46.20  
31 Paulinho S M M (Portugal) 0:03:50.83  
32 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) 0:03:52.72  
33 Aleksejs Saramotins (Latvia) 0:03:54.63  
34 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 0:03:56.19  
35 Mikhail Ignatiev (Russian Federation) 0:03:57.92  
36 Branislau Samoilau (Belarus) 0:03:58.73  
37 Martin Velits (Slovakia) 0:03:59.79  
38 Juan Carlos Lopez Marin (Colombia) 0:03:59.80  
39 Alex Rasmussen (Denmark) 0:04:00.19  
40 Adam Hansen (Australia) 0:04:02.84  
41 Gutierrez Palacios (Spain) 0:04:03.01  
42 Rubens Bertogliati (Switzerland) 0:04:06.64  
43 Fredrik Ericsson (Sweden) 0:04:07.10  
44 Erik Hoffmann (Namibia) 0:04:15.24  
45 Magno Prado Nazaret (Brazil) 0:04:17.73  
46 Garrido Mayorga M (Argentina) 0:04:21.26  
47 Matias Medici (Argentina) 0:04:21.99  
48 Jeremy Vennell (New Zealand) 0:04:24.43  
49 Gregor Gazvoda (Slovenia) 0:04:28.51  
50 Raivis Belohvosciks (Latvia) 0:04:30.45  
51 Rida Cador (Hungary) 0:04:37.82  
52 Cameron Wurf (Australia) 0:04:45.58  
53 Tiago Machado (Portugal) 0:04:50.79  
54 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) 0:04:56.55  
55 Matti Helminen (Finland) 0:05:06.44  
56 Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) 0:05:12.34  
57 Jerome Coppel (France) 0:05:14.02  
58 Pavol Polievka (Slovakia) 0:05:22.90  
59 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) 0:05:30.75  
60 Jarmo Rissanen (Finland) 0:05:55.87  
61 Jose Ragonessi (Ecuador) 0:06:03.06  
62 Zoltan Madaras (Hungary) 0:06:28.53  
63 Eduard Novak (Romania) 0:07:15.58  
64 Gabriel Sorin Pop (Romania) 0:08:38.61  
65 Reginald Douglas (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:13:36.31  
66 James Weekes (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:14:47.25  
Split 5 - 42.36km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 0:49:26.93  
2 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 0:01:15.94  
3 Tony Martin (Germany) 0:02:24.05  
4 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 0:02:27.25  
5 Tom Zirbel (United States Of America) 0:02:29.43  
6 Marco Pinotti (Italy) 0:02:32.90  
7 Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) 0:02:52.05  
8 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 0:02:53.94  
9 Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania) 0:03:10.05  
10 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) 0:03:10.15  
11 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 0:03:10.96  
12 David Mc Cann (Ireland) 0:03:20.26  
13 Jean-Christophe Peraud (France) 0:03:28.18  
14 Dominique Cornu (Belgium) 0:03:39.21  
15 Lars Ytting Bak (Denmark) 0:03:41.61  
16 Svein Tuft (Canada) 0:03:58.61  
17 Artem Ovechkin (Russian Federation) 0:03:59.67  
18 Christopher Froome (Great Britain) 0:04:02.75  
19 Lars Boom (Netherlands) 0:04:09.77  
20 Frantisek Rabon (Czech Republic) 0:04:10.50  
21 Serpa Perez J R (Colombia) 0:04:15.16  
22 Sebastian Lang (Germany) 0:04:16.95  
23 Thomas Danielson (United States Of America) 0:04:28.47  
24 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 0:04:37.01  
25 Jay Robert Thomson (South Africa) 0:04:40.36  
26 Alex Rasmussen (Denmark) 0:04:40.82  
27 Sébastien Rosseler (Belgium) 0:04:42.14  
28 Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan) 0:04:44.44  
29 Eugen Wacker (Kyrgyzstan) 0:04:48.04  
30 Aleksejs Saramotins (Latvia) 0:04:49.30  
31 Paulinho S M M (Portugal) 0:04:55.84  
32 Martin Velits (Slovakia) 0:04:59.75  
33 Adam Hansen (Australia) 0:05:01.72  
34 Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) 0:05:02.56  
35 Garrido Mayorga M (Argentina) 0:05:05.32  
36 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 0:05:06.60  
37 Juan Carlos Lopez Marin (Colombia) 0:05:07.52  
38 Gutierrez Palacios (Spain) 0:05:17.11  
39 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spain) 0:05:17.94  
40 Rubens Bertogliati (Switzerland) 0:05:18.09  
41 Branislau Samoilau (Belarus) 0:05:20.05  
42 Fredrik Ericsson (Sweden) 0:05:21.64  
43 Mikhail Ignatiev (Russian Federation) 0:05:35.84  
44 Erik Hoffmann (Namibia) 0:05:38.56  
45 Magno Prado Nazaret (Brazil) 0:05:39.90  
46 Gregor Gazvoda (Slovenia) 0:05:43.79  
47 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) 0:05:44.88  
48 Matias Medici (Argentina) 0:05:46.08  
49 Raivis Belohvosciks (Latvia) 0:05:47.01  
50 Jeremy Vennell (New Zealand) 0:05:57.44  
51 Tiago Machado (Portugal) 0:06:19.48  
52 Jerome Coppel (France) 0:06:25.06  
53 Ervin Korts-Laur (Estonia) 0:06:29.50  
54 Rida Cador (Hungary) 0:06:31.82  
55 Cameron Wurf (Australia) 0:06:33.94  
56 Matti Helminen (Finland) 0:06:38.95  
57 Pavol Polievka (Slovakia) 0:06:40.66  
58 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) 0:07:00.18  
59 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) 0:07:10.43  
60 Jose Ragonessi (Ecuador) 0:07:51.41  
61 Jarmo Rissanen (Finland) 0:07:54.50  
62 Zoltan Madaras (Hungary) 0:08:08.63  
63 Eduard Novak (Romania) 0:09:25.07  
64 Gabriel Sorin Pop (Romania) 0:11:17.89  
65 Reginald Douglas (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:17:38.00  
66 James Weekes (St. Kitts and Nevis) 0:19:15.84