2009 UCI World Road Championships

2009 UCI World Road Championships

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2009 UCI World Road Championships

September 23-27, 2009; Switzerland (Mendrisio)

Held over five days, the UCI World Road Championships sees the best Elite Men, Women and Under 23 riders race in two disciplines, the Road Race and Time Trial. Great Britain has a strong team at the Championships with medal chances in a number of the events. Larry Hickmott reports from within the GB Team.


Wednesday 23 September, Men’s U23 & Elite Women
There were mixed fortunes for the Great Britain riders on Day 1 of the UCI World Road Championships. A seventh place for Alex Dowsett in the Under 23 Time Trial was a pleasing result for both the rider and team whilst in the Elite Women’s Time Trial, there was disappointment for Beijing Silver medallist Emma Pooley who was 11th with Beijing Pursuit Silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel in 23rd place: Full Report

Thursday 24 September, Men’s Elite 
The second day of the World Time Trial Championships in Switzerland saw a full day of Time Trial racing for the Elite men with Great Britain having two accomplished specialists in action, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. There were no medals, but that could have been so different had it not been for a mechanical for Bradley Wiggins: Full Report


Saturday 26 September, Under 23 RR & Women’s Elite RR
It was a mixed day for GB on a long day at the World Road Race Championships in Switzerland. Yet again, the Great Britain Cycling Team’s men’s endurance Academy showed just how successful it is in producing riders capable of challenging for rainbow jerseys on the road and track when Peter Kennaugh was fourth in the Under 23 road race.

In the Elite Women’s race, three of the team’s riders, defending champion Nicole Cooke, Track World Champion Lizzie Armitstead and two time World Road Cup winner in 2009, Emma Pooley have all shown they are among the best road riders in the world but there was no pot of gold for them after a tough race with Emma Pooley finishing the best of them in 14th place  Full Report

Sunday 27 September, Men’s Elite RR

Whilst the rainbow jersey went to an Aussie, Cadel Evans, there was also a reward for Team GB after a year of working to create a team that can win Britain a World Road title. The foundations were laid on the slopes around Mendrisio and despite some bad luck for David Millar and Ian Stannard, Millar said afterwards "the atmosphere and spirit that we have after today is the biggest reward we have" Full Report


Friday 25 September - British Cycling's President, Brian Cookson OBE, has today been appointed to the UCI's (International Cycling Union) Management Committee, at the organisation's Annual Congress held at the Road World Championships in Switzerland. Full Report


GB Team Training Day for Time Trial

We look at the Time Trial course - described as a time trialists course - by Olympic and Tour de France hero Bradley Wiggins: Full Report

ALSO: Day 1 in the Great Britian Camp