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UCI Road World Championships 2013

Date range:
September 22-29, 2013

September 29, Elite Men road race: Lucca - Florence 272.26km

2013 UCI road world championships elite men's road race

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Cycling News
Published:
September 11, 2013, 14:08,
Updated:
September 11, 2013, 15:08

September 29: Lucca - Florence, 272.26 km

Map of the 2013 world championship elite men's road race
Profile of the 2013 world championship elite men's road race

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skr213 More than 1 year ago
Sagan for the win?
izq1978 More than 1 year ago
The problem for Sagan will be the lack of team, he will be isolated very soon, so it will be very difficult to him take the right decisions when the attacks start. When you consider the teams, Valverde or Rodriguez will have a better chance.
kevinzamora More than 1 year ago
After watching the whole U23 race I think this is Valverde's to lose. The climbers will put on an infernal pace and multiple attacks that Sagan will most likely not survive after 5-6 laps at most, I see Cancellara being dropped a lot after Sagan, but dropped. The Fiesole climb seemed way harder on the race than what this graphic looks like.
rickmartyn More than 1 year ago
I'm guessing that Sagan won't be able to hang on through all the circuits. Neither hill is that bad, but over, and over, and over.... could be very selective.
Millerman2003 More than 1 year ago
I'd say if someone like Sagan or boasson Hagen can get over the climbs they will have a good chance but if not expect someone like Rodrigues or valverde to light up the stage
Millerman2003 More than 1 year ago
Because both of them have a great punch and may attack on that small steep climb
the_futureboy More than 1 year ago
Thor Hushovd for the WIn BMC baby
Grivko4evah More than 1 year ago
I believe in Andrey Grivko in this race. He might be old, but Chris 'The Dopeneck' Horner just showed us that age is only a number. Grivko is also my favourite to win the time trial.
Millerman2003 More than 1 year ago
Actually I never thought about grivko and hushovd. Maybe grivko in a breakaway and hushovd may be able to get over the climbs and sprint
reubenr More than 1 year ago
I don't see anyone really getting dropped. The climbs are not really long enough and there is enough down hill for anyone to recuperate. How many times around? They will be dizzy before they're done. I'm going with Sagan and Cancellara and my dark horse is Valverde, since he's a good finisher. If Sagan is there at the end, he will take it.
Millerman2003 More than 1 year ago
People did get dropped alright with Italy putting on the pace especially on the steep bit
richardincrawley More than 1 year ago
gilbert to double up.
Geoff Naylor More than 1 year ago
Sagan or Gilbert for me. The course isn't tough enough for the climbers, like Froome. Out of the climbers Valverde seems to fit the course best as he's the fastest sprinter among them. But don't discount the Italians on home ground; Nibali or Pozzato for instance?
highfructosecorn More than 1 year ago
i have a hard time believing pozzato can win. He'd likely mark Sagan/Gilbert/Cancellara the whole race (while the rest of the italian squad tries to drop them) and Sagan seems to be the better finisher.
izq1978 More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of favourites, I can´t say who has the best chances, but I believe Nibali will never win, because he will never go alone to the finish and he will never win any sprint.
kevinzamora More than 1 year ago
After watching the whole U23 race I think this is Valverde's to lose. The climbers will put on an infernal pace and multiple attacks that Sagan will most likely not survive after 5-6 laps at most, I see Cancellara being dropped a lot after Sagan, but dropped. The Fiesole climb seemed way harder on the race than what this graphic looks like.