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2014 UCI Road World Championships

2014 UCI Road World Championships
2014 UCI Road World Championships logo
Host city

Ponferrada, Spain

Location of Ponferrada, Spain
Ponferrada
Ponferrada
Date(s)  (2014-09-21 - 2014-09-28)21–28 September 2014
Nations participating 69
Events 12
2013
2015

The 2014 UCI Road World Championships took place in Ponferrada, Spain, from 21 to 28 September 2014. The cycling championships consisted of 12 events for elite, under-23 and junior cyclists. It was the 81st UCI Road World Championships and the seventh time that Spain had hosted the championships; they were previously held in Lasarte in 1965, Montjuïc in 1973, Barcelona in 1984, Benidorm in 1992, San Sebastián in 1997 and Madrid in 2005.

Bidding process

The UCI announced on 4 April 2011 that the city of Ponferrada had the best candidature file to host the Championships. The candidature file of Ponferrada had the best score on the important sporting and economic elements.[1] Ponferrada had unsuccessfully bid for the 2013 World Championships, which were awarded to Tuscany. Other candidates for the 2014 Championships were Hooglede-Gits in Belgium, Chihuahua in Mexico and the Vendée region in France.[2]

Preparations

The original plan was to have two different finish sections, one for the road races and one for an uphill time trial. The idea was later discarded because it was not possible from a logistical and financial point of view.[3]

Unpaid volunteers will perform a variety of tasks before and during the Championships. A target of 1000 volunteers was set with a maximum of 1400. When recruitment started begin April 2014, 200 applications were received within the first day.[4] As of 16 September, 1186 volunteers were recruited.

On 11 July the official anthem of the Championships was announced titled Song-G Ponferrada 2014 written by Bierzo band Rapabestas.[5] Tickets for the Championships to sit near the finish line could be bought in advance. Day passes were available for €60–80 and special packages were available for more days.[6] The Italian company Errea was made responsible to develop and distribute the official merchandising, from which a percentage of sales will go towards funding the event.[7]

Costs

The city council of [8] The Provincial Council of León invested €323,181 to upgrade Ponferrada and make the city ready for the championships.[9]

Qualification

Main qualification was based on performances on the UCI events during 2014. Results from January to the middle of August counted towards the qualification criteria, with the rankings being determined upon the release of the numerous tour rankings on 15 August 2014.[10]

Schedule

Events at the
2014 UCI Road World Championships
Elite events
Elite road race   men   women
Elite time trial   men   women
Elite team time trial   men   women
Under-23 events
Under-23 road race   men  
Under-23 time trial   men  
Junior events
Junior road race   men   women
Junior time trial   men   women
 
Qualification
All events will start and finish in Ponferrada. All times are in Central European Time (UTC+1).[11]
Date Timings Event Distance
Team time trial events
21 September 10:00 11:25 Women's teams 36.15 km (22.46 mi)
14:00 17:05 Men's teams 57.10 km (35.48 mi)
Individual time trial events
22 September 10:00 11:30 Junior women 13.90 km (8.64 mi)
14:00 16:35 Under-23 men 36.15 km (22.46 mi)
23 September 10:00 12:40 Junior men 29.50 km (18.33 mi)
14:00 16:45 Elite women
24 September 13:30 17:00 Elite men 47.10 km (29.27 mi)
Road race events Laps
26 September 09:00 11:10 Junior women 72.80 km (45.24 mi) 4
13:00 17:40 Under-23 men 182.00 km (113.09 mi) 10
27 September 09:00 12:15 Junior men 127.40 km (79.16 mi) 7
14:00 17:20 Elite women
28 September 10:00 16:35 Elite men 254.80 km (158.33 mi) 14

Events summary

Elite events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Men's road race[12]
 Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) 6h 29' 07"  Simon Gerrans (AUS) + 1"  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) + 1"
Men's time trial[13]
 Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 56' 25.52"  Tony Martin (DEU) + 26.23"  Tom Dumoulin (NED) + 40.64"
Men's team time trial[14]
BMC Racing Team 1h 03' 29.85" Orica-GreenEDGE + 31.84" Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 35.22"
 Rohan Dennis (AUS)
 Silvan Dillier (SUI)
 Daniel Oss (ITA)
 Manuel Quinziato (ITA)
 Tejay van Garderen (USA)
 Peter Velits (SVK)
 Luke Durbridge (AUS)
 Michael Hepburn (AUS)
 Damien Howson (AUS)
 Brett Lancaster (AUS)
 Jens Mouris (NED)
 Svein Tuft (CAN)
 Tom Boonen (BEL)
 Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)
 Tony Martin (DEU)
 Pieter Serry (BEL)
 Niki Terpstra (NED)
 Julien Vermote (BEL)
Women's Events
Women's road race[15]
 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA) 3h 29' 21"  Lisa Brennauer (DEU) s.t.  Emma Johansson (SWE) s.t.
Women's time trial[16]
 Lisa Brennauer (DEU) 38' 48.16"  Hanna Solovey (UKR) + 18.68"  Evelyn Stevens (USA) + 21.25"
Women's team time trial[17]
Specialized–lululemon 43' 33.35" Orica-AIS + 1' 17.56" Astana BePink + 2' 19.64"
 Chantal Blaak (NED)
 Lisa Brennauer (DEU)
 Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN)
 Carmen Small (USA)
 Evelyn Stevens (USA)
 Trixi Worrack (DEU)
 Annette Edmondson (AUS)
 Melissa Hoskins (AUS)
 Emma Johansson (SWE)
 Jessie MacLean (AUS)
 Valentina Scandolara (ITA)
 Amanda Spratt (AUS)
 Alena Amialiusik (BLR)
 Simona Frapporti (ITA)
 Doris Schweizer (SUI)
 Alison Tetrick (USA)
 Silvia Valsecchi (ITA)
 Susanna Zorzi (ITA)

Under-23 events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Under-23 Events
Men's under-23 road race[18]
 Sven Erik Bystrøm (NOR) 4h 32' 39"  Caleb Ewan (AUS) + 7"  Kristoffer Skjerping (NOR) + 7"
Men's under-23 time trial[19]
 Campbell Flakemore (AUS) 43' 49.94"  Ryan Mullen (IRL) + 0.48"  Stefan Küng (SUI) + 9.22"

Junior events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Juniors Events
Men's junior road race
 Jonas Bokeloh (DEU) 3h 07' 00"  Alexandr Kulikovskiy (RUS) s.t.  Peter Lenderink (NED) s.t.
Men's junior time trial[20]
 Lennard Kämna (DEU) 36' 13.49"  Adrien Costa (USA) + 44.66"  Michael Storer (AUS) + 58.11"
Women's Juniors Events
Women's junior road race[21]
 Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) 2h 02' 59"  Sofia Bertizzolo (ITA) s.t.  Agnieszka Skalniak (POL) s.t.
Women's junior time trial[22]
 Macey Stewart (AUS) 20' 08.39"  Pernille Mathiesen (DEN) + 10.79"  Anna-Leeza Hull (AUS) + 13.31"

Medals table

Place Nation 1st 2nd 3rd Total
1  Germany 3 2 0 5
2  Australia 2 4 2 8
3  United States 2 1 1 4
4  Denmark 1 1 0 2
5  Norway 1 0 1 2
 Poland 1 0 1 2
7  France 1 0 0 1
 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
9  Italy 0 1 1 2
10  Ireland 0 1 0 1
 Russia 0 1 0 1
 Ukraine 0 1 0 1
13  Netherlands 0 0 2 2
14  Belgium 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1
 Sweden 0 0 1 1
  Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36

Participating nations

Cyclists from 69 national federations are registered for the championships. Apart from these nations, one rider from Namibia is registered for the men's team time trial.[23] The number of cyclists per nation that will compete, excluding riders in the team time trials, is shown in parentheses.

Courses

Team time trial

The course for the Women's Race is 36.15 km (22.46 mi) and 57.10 km (35.48 mi) for the Men's Race. The team time trial starts in the centre of Ponferrada and will go via La Martina, Posada del Bierzo, Carracedelo and Cacabelos back to Ponferrada. The total incline of the women's course is 198 m (650 ft). A few kilometres before the finish there is a climb with an elevation of over 100 m (330 ft) and a maximum inclination of 7%. The men face a few small climbs during the course with a total of 386 m (1,266 ft) of climbing and a maximum incline of 10%.[24][25]

Individual time trial

The initial plan was to have a time trial finishing uphill. This idea was discarded because it was required to have two finish sections which was not possible from a logistical and financial point of view.[3]

The length of the individual time trials varies between 13.90 km (8.64 mi) for junior women and 47.10 km (29.27 mi) for elite men. All courses will start and finish in Ponferrada and will run through La Martina, Posada del Bierzo and Carracedelo. A short stretch before riding into Ponferrada was made for the championships. Except for the elite men's course, all courses are quite flat until a steep climb a few kilometres before the finish with an incline of over 100 m (330 ft) and a maximum inclination of 7% a few kilometres before the finish line.

The total elevation over the elite men's course is 458 m (1,503 ft) with a few hills in the last 15 km (9.3 mi) with a maximum inclination of 10%. The course starts with a flat section of 30 km (19 mi) through the valley of Bierzo, before the parcours goes slightly up. In a little under 10 km (6.2 mi) the riders rise from 550 m (1,800 ft) to an altitude of 700 m (2,300 ft). The ascent overlaps partly with the road race for men, which means the steepest part has a negative gradient of 16%. After 40 km (25 mi) there is another climb. In a few kilometres the riders will reach the highest point in the route, located at 709 m (2,326 ft) after 43 km (27 mi). The rest of the course is going downhill.

Road race

The road races of all events will be on the same circuit. The circuit is 18.20 km (11.31 mi) and includes two hills. The total climbing is 306 m (1,004 ft) per lap and the maximum incline is 10.7%.[26]

The first 4 km (2.5 mi) are flat, after which starts the climb to Alto de Montearenas with an average gradient of 8%. After a few hundred metres the ascent flattens and the remaining 5.1 km (3.2 mi) are at an average gradient of 3.5%. Next is a descent, with the steepest after 11 km (6.8 mi) with a 16% negative gradient.

Alto de Compostilla is a short climb of 1.1 km (0.68 mi), at an average gradient is 6.5% with some of the steepest parts are 11%. The remaining distance of 4.5 km (2.8 mi) is almost completely going down.[27]

Prize money

The UCI assigned premiums in all of the twelve events, with a total prize money of 179,805. In the individual time trials and road races the top 3 finishers win prize money and in the team time trials the top 5 teams.[28]

The prize money in the road races is about twice as high as in the time trials for each category. About 60% of the prize money goes to the three elite men events and 28% to the elite women's. 61% of the price money is awarded in the team time trials, 26% in the road races and 13% in the time trials.[28]

[28] Rank Men elites Women elites Men U23 Men juniors Women juniors Total
Road races 1 € 7,667 € 7,667 € 3,833 € 1,533 € 1,533 € 22,233
2 € 5,367 € 5,367 € 2,683 € 1,150 € 1,150 € 15,717
3 € 3,067 € 3,067 € 1,533 € 767 € 767 € 9,201
Total € 16,101 € 16,101 € 8,049 € 3,450 € 3,450 € 47,151
Time trials 1 € 3,833 € 3,833 € 3,067 € 767 € 767 € 12,267
2 € 2,300 € 2,300 € 1,533 € 383 € 383 € 6,899
3 € 1,633 € 1,633 € 767 € 230 € 230 € 4,493
Total € 7,766 € 7,766 € 5,367 € 1,380 € 1,380 € 23,659
Team time trials 1 € 33,333 € 10,666 N/A € 43,999
2 € 20,833 € 6,666 € 27,499
3 € 16,666 € 4,166 € 20,832
4 € 8,333 € 2,500 € 10,833
5 € 4,166 € 1,666 € 5,832
Total € 83,331 € 25,664 € 108,995
Total € 107,198 € 49,531 € 13,416 € 4,830 € 4,830 € 179,805

Broadcasting

Sources[29][30]

See also

References

  1. ^ Press release - 2014 UCI Road World Championships: Ponferrada's candidature retained UCI, 4 April 2011
  2. ^ UCI backing Ponferrada to host 2014 world road championships
  3. ^ a b "No uphill time trial at Ponferrada Worlds". cyclingnews.com. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "CTO. MUNDO 2014 El Mundial de Ponferrada suma 200 voluntarios en 24 horas" (in Español). diariovasco.com. 2 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Son-g Ponferrada 2014', elegida sintonía oficial del Mundial"'" (in Español). diariosigloxxi.com. 11 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tickets". mundialciclismoponferrada.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "La italiana Errea hará el merchandising del Mundial de Ponferrada" (in Español). leonoticias.com. 22 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ponferrada cerrará a finales de mes 12,4 millones para financiar el Mundia" (in Español). elconfidencial.com. 14 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "CTO. MUNDO 2014 El Mundial de Ponferrada suma 200 voluntarios en 24 horas" (in Español). leonactualidad.es. 27 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Qualification System for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships: Men Elite Road Race". Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sport Competition Schedule". mundialciclismoponferrada.com. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Results / Résultats: Men Elite Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes Elite" ( 
  13. ^ "Results / Résultats: Men Elite Individual Time Trial / Contre-la-montre individuel Hommes Elite" ( 
  14. ^ "Results / Résultats: Team Time Trial Men / Contre-la-montre par équipe hommes" ( 
  15. ^ "Results / Résultats: Women Elite Road Race / Course en ligne Femmes Elite" ( 
  16. ^ "Results / Résultats: Women Elite Individual Time Trial / Contre-la-montre individuel Femmes Elite" ( 
  17. ^ "Results / Résultats: Team Time Trial Women / Contre-la-montre par équipe femmes" ( 
  18. ^ "Results / Résultats: Men Under 23 Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes U23" ( 
  19. ^ "Results / Résultats: Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial / Contre-la-montre individuel Hommes U23" ( 
  20. ^ "Results / Résultats: Men Juniors Individual Time Trial / Contre-la-montre individuel Hommes Juniors" ( 
  21. ^ "Results / Résultats: Women Juniors Road Race / Course en ligne Femmes Junior" ( 
  22. ^ "Results / Résultats: Women Juniors Individual Time Trial / Contre-la-montre individuel Femmes Junior" ( 
  23. ^ "UCI Road World Championships , Entries, Start lists, results". UCI. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Team time trial elite women (course)". mundialciclismoponferrada .com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "Team time trial elite men (course)". mundialciclismoponferrada .com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  26. ^ "HILLS PROFILES". mundialciclismoponferrada .com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Road race elite women (course)". mundialciclismoponferrada .com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  28. ^ a b c "Competitions Guide". uci.ch. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "TV Broadcast". UCI. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "2014 UCI Road World Championships, TV Takers list". UCI. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

External links

  • Official website (English) (Spanish)
  • Entries, Start Lists and Results on the UCI website
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