UCI RR World Championships Men - Race Overview

ORICA-GreenEDGE rider Simon Gerrans has won the silver medal for Australia in the men’s elite road race at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain today.

Going into the race as one of the favourites, Gerrans didn’t disappoint, showing his cards in a small break over the final climb that came agonisingly close to catching the solo escape of Michal Kwiatkowski (POL).

Opening up his sprint Gerrans was the strongest finisher, but a few moments of hesitation by the chase in the closing kilometres meant his efforts were in pursuit of a minor medal.

“Happy with the result, but at the same time just slightly disappointed," the Australian champion said.

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) 6:29:07
2 Simon Gerrans (Australia) ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:01
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spain)
4 Matti Breschel (Denmark)
5 Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)
6 Tony Gallopin (France)
7 Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) 0:00:04
8 Alexander Kristoff (Norway) 0:00:07
9 John Degenkolb (Germany)
10 Nacer Bouhanni (France)
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Simon Gerrans (Australia) ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:01
14 Michael Matthews (Australia) ORICA-GreenEDGE
16 Daryl Impey (South Africa) ORICA-GreenEDGE
55 Simon Clarke (Australia) ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:10
66 Michael Albasini (Switzerland) ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:12
70 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Colombia) ORICA-GreenEDGE