The top 10 World road races

With the time trials now over, the world championships now enter the second phase of competition with the road races. To mark this, Cyclingnews has put together a retrospective of some of the most hard fought and spectacular world championships in the history of the event. From the modern era with Cadel Evans' solo victory in Mendrisio, to the 1950's with legendary sprinter Rik Van Steenbergen's 1956 Copenhagen triumph, and even earlier with the pioneer of road cycling, Alfredo Binda. Check out Cyclingnews' full top ten below.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).