International Cycling

Kwiatkowski wins world title

2014-09-28 17:10
Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates his win. (Javier Soriano, AFP)

Ponferrada - Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski timed his breakaway to perfection to win the men's road race world title in Spain on Sunday.

Australia's Simon Gerrans won a six-man sprint for second place ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde.

But it was Kwiatkowski's break with about 8km left, first reeling in four escapees and then going alone on the final climb, that proved decisive as he became his country's first ever world champion.

Reuters results:

1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) 6:29:07"

2. Simon Gerrans (Australia) +1"

3. Alejandro Valverde (Spain)

4. Matti Breschel (Denmark)

5. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)

6. Tony Gallopin (France)

7. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) +4"

8. Alexander Kristoff (Norway) +7"

9. John Degenkolb (Germany)

10. Nacer Bouhanni (France)

11. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)

12. Ben Swift (Great Britain)

13. Sonny Colbrelli (Italy)

14. Michael Matthews (Australia)

15. Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania)

16. Daryl Impey (South Africa)

17. Maciej Paterski (Poland)

18. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands)

19. Warren Barguil (France)

20. Michael Valgren (Denmark)

21. Daniele Bennati (Italy)

22. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands)

23. Rui Costa (Portugal)

24. Jon Izagirre (Spain)

25. Brent Bookwalter (US)

26. Nicolas Roche (Ireland)

27. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia)

28. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)

29. Petr Vakoc (Czech Republic) +14"

30. Alex Howes (US)


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