6 conclusions from the elite men's 2020 Road World Championships

The final podium at the men's road race – Van Aert, Alaphilippe and Hirschi (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Sunday's men's road race drew and end to a 2020 Road World Championships that at one point looked like they might not be held at all. In the end, in the new location of Imola, Julian Alaphilippe (France) proved the strongest man on the day, attacking to victory on the final climb.

Wout van Aert (Belgium) and Marc Hirschi (Switzerland) rounded out the podium at the end of a tough day of racing, with 258km on the menu – nine laps of a 28.8km circuit which featured a total of 4,600 metres of elevation.

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