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World Championships: Michal Kwiatkowski wins road race gold

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Lars Petter Norhaug and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Lars Petter Norhaug and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)
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The 2014 Worlds podium enjoys the moment

The 2014 Worlds podium enjoys the moment
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The legs of the 2014 Worlds podium

The legs of the 2014 Worlds podium
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Simon Gerrrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and perennial podium getter Alejandro Valverde (Spain)

Simon Gerrrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and perennial podium getter Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) can't believe he won the World Championships

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) can't believe he won the World Championships
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) in a state of disbelief

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) in a state of disbelief
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) raises his arm after being presented with the rainbow jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) raises his arm after being presented with the rainbow jersey
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) on the podium before receiving the rainbow jersey and gold medal

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) on the podium before receiving the rainbow jersey and gold medal
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Alejandro Valverde (Spain) collected the bronze medal for the third straight year

Alejandro Valverde (Spain) collected the bronze medal for the third straight year
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An umbrella was a good accessory to have if you were watching the race today

An umbrella was a good accessory to have if you were watching the race today
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John Degenkolb (Germany) after the Worlds

John Degenkolb (Germany) after the Worlds
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John Degenkolb (Germany) was a pre-race favourite but couldn't manage the win

John Degenkolb (Germany) was a pre-race favourite but couldn't manage the win
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) swarmed by photographers after his big win

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) swarmed by photographers after his big win
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) walks off the podium

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) walks off the podium
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) won alone

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) won alone
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) still coming to terms with his big win

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) still coming to terms with his big win
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The rainbow jersey of Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

The rainbow jersey of Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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The gold medal and rainbow jersey went to Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

The gold medal and rainbow jersey went to Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) holds his gold medal aloft

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) holds his gold medal aloft
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Simon Gerrans (Australia) contemplates what might have been

Simon Gerrans (Australia) contemplates what might have been
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Simon Gerrans (Australia) collects his first ever Worlds medal, a silver

Simon Gerrans (Australia) collects his first ever Worlds medal, a silver
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Alejandro Valverde (Spain) is accustomed to this by now. He has three bronze medals from the last three years

Alejandro Valverde (Spain) is accustomed to this by now. He has three bronze medals from the last three years
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Alejandro Valverde (Spain) on the podium

Alejandro Valverde (Spain) on the podium
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) is congratulated after claiming the win

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) is congratulated after claiming the win
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The Norway team car crashed during the race but thankfully no one was seriously injured

The Norway team car crashed during the race but thankfully no one was seriously injured
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The scene of the Norway team car crash

The scene of the Norway team car crash
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Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) tried his best in the finale but came up short

Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) tried his best in the finale but came up short
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates while Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) curses

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates while Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) curses
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Michal Kwiatkowski's (Poland) winning margin was just one second

Michal Kwiatkowski's (Poland) winning margin was just one second
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) kisses the Polish badge on his jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) kisses the Polish badge on his jersey
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) had enough time to kiss his jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) had enough time to kiss his jersey
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates his solo Worlds victory

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates his solo Worlds victory
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) claimed a first-ever Polish gold medal at the Worlds

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) claimed a first-ever Polish gold medal at the Worlds
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) had enough to celebrate his win

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) had enough to celebrate his win
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates while the small group behind him sprints for the silver and bronze

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates while the small group behind him sprints for the silver and bronze
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A long shot of the finale with Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) about to cross the line alone

A long shot of the finale with Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) about to cross the line alone
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Spectators check out the scene of the Norway team car crash on the course

Spectators check out the scene of the Norway team car crash on the course
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Norway's team car was well and truly written off after the crash

Norway's team car was well and truly written off after the crash
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The front end of the Norway team car was severely crumpled

The front end of the Norway team car was severely crumpled
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Norway was forced to change cars after this crash

Norway was forced to change cars after this crash
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Under an umbrella was a good place to be watching the race

Under an umbrella was a good place to be watching the race
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The crowds cheer on the peloton

The crowds cheer on the peloton
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There was still plenty of colour under the overcast skies

There was still plenty of colour under the overcast skies
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A Portuguese flag waves in the wind

A Portuguese flag waves in the wind
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The strain of the race starts to show on the riders faces

The strain of the race starts to show on the riders faces
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A small group of riders off the back of the bunch

A small group of riders off the back of the bunch
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Johan Vansummeran (Belgium) during the race

Johan Vansummeran (Belgium) during the race
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Dani Moreno (Spain) launches an attack

Dani Moreno (Spain) launches an attack
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Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium)

Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium)
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Michael Albasini (Switzerland) was aggressive on the final lap

Michael Albasini (Switzerland) was aggressive on the final lap
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Jan Bakelants (Belgium)

Jan Bakelants (Belgium)
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Matti Breschel (Denmark)

Matti Breschel (Denmark)
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Danilo Wyss (Switzerland)

Danilo Wyss (Switzerland)
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Warren Barguil (France) was active on the final climb

Warren Barguil (France) was active on the final climb
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A sliver of blue sky

A sliver of blue sky
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It wasn't a great day weather wise but the peloton enjoys a brief respite from the rain

It wasn't a great day weather wise but the peloton enjoys a brief respite from the rain
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The parcours saw plenty of riding recording a DNF today

The parcours saw plenty of riding recording a DNF today
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A small group off the back of the peloton

A small group off the back of the peloton
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David Millar (Great Britain) during his final ever professional race

David Millar (Great Britain) during his final ever professional race
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David Millar (Great Britain) powers on in the rain

David Millar (Great Britain) powers on in the rain
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David Millar (Great Britain) abandoned his final ever race

David Millar (Great Britain) abandoned his final ever race
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David Millar was honoured in his final by being handed the captaincy of the Great Britain team

David Millar was honoured in his final by being handed the captaincy of the Great Britain team
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Plenty of clouds around but no rain for now...

Plenty of clouds around but no rain for now...
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The peloton on the first long climb of the course

The peloton on the first long climb of the course
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) during his race winning attack

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) during his race winning attack
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) quickly distanced the peloton

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) quickly distanced the peloton
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) digs deep

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) digs deep
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) checks his gap back to the chasers

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) checks his gap back to the chasers
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The crowds at the Ponferrada castle

The crowds at the Ponferrada castle
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Fans line the road at the Ponferrada castle

Fans line the road at the Ponferrada castle
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The Ponferrada castle was a popular spot for fans

The Ponferrada castle was a popular spot for fans
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Tony Martin (Germany)

Tony Martin (Germany)
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Lots of support for the international peloton

Lots of support for the international peloton
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) alongside pre-race favourite John Degenkolb (Germany)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) alongside pre-race favourite John Degenkolb (Germany)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and John Degenkolb (Germany)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and John Degenkolb (Germany)
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Tim Wellens (Belgium)

Tim Wellens (Belgium)
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Tony Martin (Germany)

Tony Martin (Germany)
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Tony Martin (Germany)

Tony Martin (Germany)
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Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)

Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)
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The peloton makes it way through Ponferrada city centre again

The peloton makes it way through Ponferrada city centre again
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The peloton during the race

The peloton during the race
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The peloton makes it way past the Ponferrada castle

The peloton makes it way past the Ponferrada castle
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Lots of fans with national flags at the Ponferrada castle

Lots of fans with national flags at the Ponferrada castle
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Tim Wellens (Belgium) sets the tempo

Tim Wellens (Belgium) sets the tempo
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Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) crashed early didn't make much impact on the race

Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) crashed early didn't make much impact on the race
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The Ponferrada castle

The Ponferrada castle
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Passing the Ponferrada castle

Passing the Ponferrada castle
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Lots of Spanish support at the Ponferrada castle

Lots of Spanish support at the Ponferrada castle
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) quickly built a sizable gap

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) quickly built a sizable gap
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Alessandro De Marchi (Italy) was aggressive in the breakaway

Alessandro De Marchi (Italy) was aggressive in the breakaway
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Bauke Mollema (Netherlands) tries out a new way to wear his sunglasses

Bauke Mollema (Netherlands) tries out a new way to wear his sunglasses
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland and Simon Gerrans (Australia) shake hands on the podium

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland and Simon Gerrans (Australia) shake hands on the podium
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Tim Wellens (Belgium) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) led the small break

Tim Wellens (Belgium) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) led the small break
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Rui Costa (Portugal) was 23rd in his title defence

Rui Costa (Portugal) was 23rd in his title defence
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Greg Van Avermaat (Belgium) in the peloton

Greg Van Avermaat (Belgium) in the peloton
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Tom Boonen (Belgium) early in the race

Tom Boonen (Belgium) early in the race
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) kisses his gold medal

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) kisses his gold medal
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) in the rainbow jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) in the rainbow jersey
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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) missed out on a medal at Worlds

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) missed out on a medal at Worlds
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The Italian team worked hard but lacked a cutting edge

The Italian team worked hard but lacked a cutting edge
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Tony Martin (Germany) goes on the attack at Worlds

Tony Martin (Germany) goes on the attack at Worlds
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Alessandro De Marchi (Italy) controls the late break from the back of the group

Alessandro De Marchi (Italy) controls the late break from the back of the group
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Poland controlled the race in the early stages

Poland controlled the race in the early stages
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Matti Breschel (Denmark) takes fourth

Matti Breschel (Denmark) takes fourth
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) wins the 2014 Worlds

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) wins the 2014 Worlds
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Simon Gerrans, Michal Kwiatkowski and Alejandro Valverde

Simon Gerrans, Michal Kwiatkowski and Alejandro Valverde
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The Spanish look to set up Valverde during the Worlds road race

The Spanish look to set up Valverde during the Worlds road race
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) is mobbed after his win at the Worlds

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) is mobbed after his win at the Worlds
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Alejandro Valverde can only watch on

Alejandro Valverde can only watch on
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Rory Sutherland (Australia) set the pace

Rory Sutherland (Australia) set the pace
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) takes the win at Worlds

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) takes the win at Worlds
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Tom Boonen (Belgium)

Tom Boonen (Belgium)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) takes the rainbow jersey at the World Championships in Ponferrada

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) takes the rainbow jersey at the World Championships in Ponferrada
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Manuel Quinziato (Italy)

Manuel Quinziato (Italy)
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The fans turned out to cheer on the riders despite the conditions

The fans turned out to cheer on the riders despite the conditions
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) becomes the 2014 World Champion

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) becomes the 2014 World Champion
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John Degenkolb (Germany)

John Degenkolb (Germany)
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Yukiya Arashiro (Japan)

Yukiya Arashiro (Japan)
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Cadel Evans (Australia)

Cadel Evans (Australia)
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain)
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Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)

Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)
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The men's road race at the 2014 World Championships

The men's road race at the 2014 World Championships
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Fabio Aru (Italy)

Fabio Aru (Italy)
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Belgium set the pace on the final lap of Worlds

Belgium set the pace on the final lap of Worlds
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Tony Martin (Germany)

Tony Martin (Germany)
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Tony Martin (Germany)

Tony Martin (Germany)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) on the attack at Worlds

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) on the attack at Worlds
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The 2014 men's road race at Worlds

The 2014 men's road race at Worlds
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Alexander Kristoff (Norway)

Alexander Kristoff (Norway)
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Alexander Kristoff (Norway)

Alexander Kristoff (Norway)
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Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)

Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) becomes the 2014 World Champion

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) becomes the 2014 World Champion
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Michael Albasini (Switzerland)

Michael Albasini (Switzerland)
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The podium: Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain))

The podium: Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain))
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Michael Albasini (Switzerland) leads a decisive breakaway

Michael Albasini (Switzerland) leads a decisive breakaway
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Sergio Paulinho and Chris Anker Sorensen

Sergio Paulinho and Chris Anker Sorensen
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Jose Herrada (Spain)

Jose Herrada (Spain)
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) makes his winning attack at Worlds

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) makes his winning attack at Worlds
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The Italian team leads the peloton at Worlds

The Italian team leads the peloton at Worlds
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Fabio Aru (Italy)

Fabio Aru (Italy)
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Daniele Bennati leads the Italian team on the descent

Daniele Bennati leads the Italian team on the descent
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The peloton at the World Championships in Ponferrada

The peloton at the World Championships in Ponferrada
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Tony Martin (Germany) jumps off the front of a breakaway at Worlds

Tony Martin (Germany) jumps off the front of a breakaway at Worlds
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Defending champion Rui Costa (Portugal)

Defending champion Rui Costa (Portugal)
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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)
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Giampaolo Caruso (Italy)

Giampaolo Caruso (Italy)
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Nicolas Roche (Ireland)

Nicolas Roche (Ireland)
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Peter Sagan (Slovakia)

Peter Sagan (Slovakia)
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Daniele Bennati (Italy)

Daniele Bennati (Italy)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
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Alejandro Valverde (Spain)

Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) kisses his gold medal

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) kisses his gold medal
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Team USA

Team USA
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The Polish riders before the start

The Polish riders before the start
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David Millar rode his last race as a professional as part of the Great Britain team

David Millar rode his last race as a professional as part of the Great Britain team
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The Italy wave before the start

The Italy wave before the start
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Simon Gerrans as he rides to sign on pre-race

Simon Gerrans as he rides to sign on pre-race
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The Irish team before the start

The Irish team before the start
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Tejay van Garderen was part of the USA team

Tejay van Garderen was part of the USA team
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Fabian Cancellara in the Swiss jersey

Fabian Cancellara in the Swiss jersey
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Out going world champion Rui Costa smiles before he start

Out going world champion Rui Costa smiles before he start
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Simon Gerrans took the silver medal

Simon Gerrans took the silver medal
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) signs the Polish national anthem

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) signs the Polish national anthem
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) wins the elite men's world title

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) wins the elite men's world title
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) is congratulated for his Worlds road race victory

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) is congratulated for his Worlds road race victory
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Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain)

Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
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Worlds podium (l-r): Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain)

Worlds podium (l-r): Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
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Worlds elite men's road race podium (l-r): Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain)

Worlds elite men's road race podium (l-r): Simon Gerrans (Australia), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) could hardly believe he had won the world title

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) could hardly believe he had won the world title
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Michal Kwiatkowski kisses his Poland jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski kisses his Poland jersey
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Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates a special victory

Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates a special victory
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) in his new rainbow jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) in his new rainbow jersey
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Kwiatkowski celebrates as the other riders fight for the medals
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The Polish team on the sign-in stage at Worlds

The Polish team on the sign-in stage at Worlds
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates his world title victory

Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) celebrates his world title victory
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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) waves to the crowds at Worlds

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) waves to the crowds at Worlds
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Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland)

Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) at Worlds

Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) at Worlds
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Tony Martin (Germany)

Tony Martin (Germany)
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Lithuanian team on the sign-in stage

Lithuanian team on the sign-in stage
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Great Britain at the World Championships before the start

Great Britain at the World Championships before the start
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Great Britain sign in at the start of the World Championships

Great Britain sign in at the start of the World Championships
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John Degenkolb (Germany)

John Degenkolb (Germany)
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Rigoberto Uran (Colombia)

Rigoberto Uran (Colombia)
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The US national team on the stage before the start of Worlds

The US national team on the stage before the start of Worlds
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Alejandro Valverde (Spain) at Worlds

Alejandro Valverde (Spain) at Worlds
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Chavanel (France)

Chavanel (France)
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The Italian team on the start line at Worlds

The Italian team on the start line at Worlds
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) claimed the rainbow jersey with a late attack in the Elite men’s road race in Ponferrada, Spain, after bravely taking the race to the big nations and big-name favourites.

The 24-year-old jumped clear with seven kilometres to go and despite a late chase he was able to hold off Simon Gerrans (Australia) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain) who took silver and bronze.

Kwiatkowski made his first move before the final climb of the race and quickly reeled in a break consisting of Cyril Gautier (France), Michael Valgren Andersen (Denmark), Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) and Alessandro De Marchi (Italy). It wasn’t long before the Pole was on the move again, dragging De Marchi and impressive first year professional Valgren Andersen with him. However the third acceleration was enough to distance his rivals as further down the climb the rest of the main favourites struggled to organise a chase.

It was Spain who had set the pace on the last lap but when Kwiatkowski attacked he caught the home team off-guard. Just before the summit the reaction from the peloton finally came with Valverde, Gerrans, Philippe Gilbert (Belgium), Matti Breschel (Denmark), ,Tony Gallopin (France), Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) going clear. Despite Gilbert’s efforts in the final kilometres the chase were not able to claw back Kwiatkowski’s slender lead, with the first ever Polish winner of the event enjoying enough of a gap to sail over the line and celebrate the win with his arms in the air.

“I was feeling great on the last lap and I’m really grateful of my teammates and all their work,” Kwiatkowski said.

“I was just going to for the win I was trying to take risks because some were calculating and waiting the final climb.”

“Two days ago I watched the U23 race and I knew it was possible to do this type of win, especially in the race. I just did my effort and had a little bit of gap. This is just incredible.”

Alexander Kristoff (Norway) led home the remnants of the field seven seconds later.

For Kwiatkowski, the magnitude of his win will take some time to sink in. As he gazed at his gold medal during the podium celebrations he could scarcely believe what he had just accomplished. However, for a rider who had not finished outside of the top five in the Ardennes this Spring, Kwiatkowski has finally landed the major one day win his talent and consistency deserves.

Polish endeavour

The breadcrumbs leading to Kwiatkowski’s victory can be traced to Poland team’s decision to set the pace for the majority of the opening laps. After an early and less than threatening break consisting of Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania), Matija Kvasina (Croatia), Carlos Quintero (Colombia) and Oleksandr Polivoda (Ukraine) jumped clear, it was Kwiatkowski’s team who set tempo on the front.

They allowed the four-man move to steal over fifteen minutes but the tactic at least seemed clear: keep Kwiatkowski out of trouble and near the front during the opening wet laps and let rival teams squabble for position. It paid off. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) was a victim of an early crash and although he was able to continue, and featured in the final laps, the Polish squad kept their leader safe.

As the laps ticked by and the gap slowly started to crumble little assistance came from the likes of Spain, Belgium and Italy and when a selection of Kwiatkowski’s teammates pulled into the pits with five laps remaining the Italian’s finally came to life. The four leaders had been losing two-minutes per lap, and by the time they had raced 180 kilometres the gap had shrunk to a far more manageable 2:19.

The Italian pace setting was soon paying dividends with Giovanni Visconti and Fabio Aru driving the race. With three and a half-laps to go the former surged clear in a group of six. It proved the end for the morning’s escapees with a larger group containing Visconti, Peter Kennaugh (Great Britain), Tim Wellens (Belgium), Christopher Juul Jensen (Denmark), Quintero (Colombia), Michael Albasini Switzerland), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway), Tony Martin (Germany), Daniel Navarro (Spain), Simon Geschke (Germany), Rein Taaramae (Estonia), Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium) and Giampaolo Caruso (Italy).

This forced the French and Australians into chasing and with the gap at 22 seconds, Tony Martin went clear in a move designed to lessen the pressure on his German teammates back in the bunch. The former world time trial champion’s move served its purpose well enough and with three to go he led the race with the chase group and the peloton all within 50 seconds of each other.

Kwiatkowski was still near the head of affairs, still with enough teammates and by the time the race reached the peak of the second, steeper Mirador climb, Martin had been tamed and the leading group had lost much of its impetus.

Visconti and Kennaugh attacked once more with two laps to go but their attempt fizzled out on the lower slopes of the first, easier Confederacion climb as De Marchi, Gautier and Andersen forged clear. The Cannondale rider captained the attack, remonstrating with Gautier who failed to work but in Valgren Andersen the Italian had a willing ally. And when Vasil Kiryienka bridged across just before the start of the final lap the four-leaders sought about establishing their lead.

Spain set about reeling in the move – and in the process softening up their rivals for Valverde’s expected attack - as Italy, who rode astutely until they were over-powered on the final climb, lined out in second spot.

Inside the final 15 kilometres and the gap to the leading quartet was down to 19 seconds. A field sprint, a lone attack, or a small group: every eventuality was still a possibility as Fabian Cancellara, Nacer Bouhanni, John Degenkolb and Michael Matthews lay in wait.

Belgium seemed the most cohesive squad as they set the pace on the descent towards the final climb but just as the favourites gathered for their final duel, Kwiatkowski struck, tearing towards the leading group before the final climb as the riders crossed the dam wall. Even when the fireworks went off on the final ascent of the Mirador, the Pole was safely away and despite his slender lead he hung on for victory. The rainbow jersey is his and it was highly deserved.  

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)6:29:07
2Simon Gerrans (Australia)0:00:01
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spain)
4Matti Breschel (Denmark)
5Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)
6Tony Gallopin (France)
7Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)0:00:04
8Alexander Kristoff (Norway)0:00:07
9John Degenkolb (Germany)
10Nacer Bouhanni (France)
11Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)
12Ben Swift (Great Britain)
13Sonny Colbrelli (Italy)
14Michael Matthews (Australia)
15Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania)
16Daryl Impey (South Africa)
17Maciej Paterski (Poland)
18Bauke Mollema (Netherlands)
19Warren Barguil (France)
20Michael Valgren Andersen (Denmark)
21Daniele Bennati (Italy)
22Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands)
23Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Portugal)
24Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spain)
25Brent Bookwalter (United States Of America)
26Nicolas Roche (Ireland)
27Rigoberto Uran Uran (Colombia)
28Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
29Petr Vakoc (Czech Republic)0:00:14
30Alex Howes (United States Of America)
31Chris Anker Sörensen (Denmark)
32Giovanni Visconti (Italy)
33Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spain)0:00:17
34Fabio Aru (Italy)
35Yury Trofimov (Russian Federation)
36Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spain)
37Lars Petter Nordhaug (Norway)
38Dominik Nerz (Germany)0:00:21
39Simon Geschke (Germany)0:00:24
40Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)0:00:27
41Giampaolo Caruso (Italy)0:00:31
42Grega Bole (Slovenia)0:00:38
43Peter Sagan (Slovakia)0:00:42
44Andriy Grivko (Ukraine)0:00:50
45Alessandro De Marchi (Italy)0:01:03
46Alexandr Kolobnev (Russian Federation)0:01:05
47Kristijan Durasek (Croatia)
48Jan Bakelants (Belgium)
49Tom Boonen (Belgium)
50Sergei Chernetski (Russian Federation)
51Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spain)
52Ben Gastauer (Luxembourg)
53Matthias Brandle (Austria)0:01:27
54Tiago Machado (Portugal)0:01:32
55Simon Clarke (Australia)0:02:10
56Ben Hermans (Belgium)
57Wouter Poels (Netherlands)0:02:19
58Michal Golas (Poland)0:02:31
59Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus)0:02:32
60Cyril Gautier (France)0:02:36
61Jean-Christophe Peraud (France)
62Romain Bardet (France)
63Paul Martens (Germany)0:02:39
64Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium)0:03:42
65Imanol Erviti (Spain)0:04:08
66Michael Albasini (Switzerland)0:05:12
67Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Portugal)
68Georg Preidler (Austria)
69Danilo Wyss (Switzerland)
70Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Colombia)
71Christopher Juul Jensen (Denmark)
72Kristjan Fajt (Slovenia)0:06:11
73Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (South Africa)
74Damiano Caruso (Italy)
75Ilnur Zakarin (Russian Federation)
76Jonathan Monsalve (Venezuela)
77Sylvain Chavanel (France)
78Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kazakhstan)
79Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spain)
80Manuel Quinziato (Italy)
81Adam Hansen (Australia)
82Peter Kennaugh (Great Britain)0:06:14
83Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic)0:07:01
84Daniel Martin (Ireland)0:08:25
85Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Costa Rica)0:11:59
86Jack Bauer (New Zealand)0:13:43
87Peter Velits (Slovakia)
88Andrey Zeits (Kazakhstan)0:14:53
89Johan Van Summeren (Belgium)
90Stef Clement (Netherlands)0:15:23
91Jan Barta (Czech Republic)
92Mykhaylo Kononenko (Ukraine)
93Andriy Khripta (Ukraine)0:15:34
94Miyataka Shimizu (Japan)0:20:22
95George Bennett (New Zealand)
DNFAndre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Portugal)
DNFSergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Portugal)
DNFJosé Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Portugal)
DNFDaniel Navarro Garcia (Spain)
DNFLuis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spain)
DNFKévin Reza (France)
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (France)
DNFWilco Kelderman (Netherlands)
DNFSteven Kruijswijk (Netherlands)
DNFTom Jelte Slagter (Netherlands)
DNFDylan Van Baarle (Netherlands)
DNFPieter Weening (Netherlands)
DNFRohan Dennis (Australia)
DNFCadel Evans (Australia)
DNFHeinrich Haussler (Australia)
DNFMathew Hayman (Australia)
DNFRory Sutherland (Australia)
DNFJelle Vanendert (Belgium)
DNFTim Wellens (Belgium)
DNFStephen Cummings (Great Britain)
DNFChristopher Froome (Great Britain)
DNFDavid Millar (Great Britain)
DNFLuke Rowe (Great Britain)
DNFGeraint Thomas (Great Britain)
DNFAdam Yates (Great Britain)
DNFSimon Yates (Great Britain)
DNFJanier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Colombia)
DNFWinner Anacona Gomez (Colombia)
DNFJulian David Arredondo Moreno (Colombia)
DNFCarlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Colombia)
DNFSebastian Henao Gomez (Colombia)
DNFCarlos Julian Quintero (Colombia)
DNFMiguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Colombia)
DNFJohannes Fröhlinger (Germany)
DNFAndré Greipel (Germany)
DNFChristian Knees (Germany)
DNFTony Martin (Germany)
DNFPaul Voss (Germany)
DNFMaciej Bodnar (Poland)
DNFBartosz Huzarski (Poland)
DNFBartlomiej Matysiak (Poland)
DNFPrzemyslaw Niemiec (Poland)
DNFMichal Podlaski (Poland)
DNFPawel Poljanski (Poland)
DNFEric Marcotte (United States Of America)
DNFKiel Reijnen (United States Of America)
DNFAndrew Talansky (United States Of America)
DNFTejay Van Garderen (United States Of America)
DNFMartin Velits (Slovakia)
DNFDmytro Krivtsov (Ukraine)
DNFSergiy Lagkuti (Ukraine)
DNFOleksandr Polivoda (Ukraine)
DNFRoman Maikin (Russian Federation)
DNFAndrei Solomennikov (Russian Federation)
DNFJure Kocjan (Slovenia)
DNFKristijan Koren (Slovenia)
DNFLuka Mezgec (Slovenia)
DNFJan Polanc (Slovenia)
DNFMichael Morkov (Denmark)
DNFNicki Sörensen (Denmark)
DNFEssaïd Abelouache (Morocco)
DNFTarik Chaoufi (Morocco)
DNFMohamed Er-Rafai (Morocco)
DNFMouhssine Lahsaini (Morocco)
DNFAbdelati Saadoune (Morocco)
DNFBernhard Eisel (Austria)
DNFMarco Haller (Austria)
DNFPatrick Konrad (Austria)
DNFRiccardo Zoidl (Austria)
DNFNatnael Berhane (Eritrea)
DNFMekseb Debesay (Eritrea)
DNFDaniil Fominykh (Kazakhstan)
DNFCarlos Galviz (Venezuela)
DNFCarlos Jose Ochoa (Venezuela)
DNFXavier Quevedo (Venezuela)
DNFAzzedine Lagab (Algeria)
DNFOleg Berdos (Romania)
DNFAndrei Nechita (Romania)
DNFSerghei Tvetcov (Romania)
DNFPhilip Deignan (Ireland)
DNFAlo Jakin (Estonia)
DNFGert Joeaar (Estonia)
DNFRein Taaramae (Estonia)
DNFJacques Janse Van Rensburg (South Africa)
DNFAleksejs Saramotins (Latvia)
DNFToms Skujins (Latvia)
DNFGreg Henderson (New Zealand)
DNFRafael Andriato (Brazil)
DNFCristian Egidio Da Rosa (Brazil)
DNFMurilo Antonio Fischer (Brazil)
DNFEmanuel Kiserlovski (Croatia)
DNFMatija Kvasina (Croatia)
DNFYukiya Arashiro (Japan)
DNFYukihiro Doi (Japan)
DNFJuan Carlos Rojas Villegas (Costa Rica)
DNFLucas Gaday Orozco (Argentina)
DNFMaximiliano Ariel Richeze (Argentina)
DNFEduardo Sepulveda (Argentina)
DNFRyan Anderson (Canada)
DNFChristian Meier (Canada)
DNFMichael Woods (Canada)
DNFSegundo Navarrete (Ecuador)
DNFTobias Ludvigsson (Sweden)
DNFGeorgios Bouglas (Greece)
DNFYauheni Hutarovich (Belarus)
DNFKanstantsin Siutsou (Belarus)
DNFIgnatas Konovalovas (Lithuania)
DNFZydrunas Savickas (Lithuania)
DNFGatis Smukulis (Latvia)

 

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