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2015 World Road Cycling Championships

82nd edition: Sept 20 - Sept 27, 2015

Elite Women's Road Race

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September 26: Elite Women's Road Race, 129.8 km/ 80.6 miles

Race course map | Photos

Elizabeth Armistead wins the road race

Elizabeth Armitstead is the new Elite Women's World Champion

The race: There can be no doubt. None. Today Elizabeth Armitstead was the finest, most capable woman road racer in the world and truly deserved winning the rainbow jersey.

This was an aggressive race, with numerous attacks flying off the front and being brought back to the field.

In the final lap Armitstead tried to go clear a couple of times, but in the end, was in a lead group of nine that rolled to the finish. After those attacks one would have thought Armitstead would no longer have a sharp turn of speed.

But, in the final rush to the line she drove hard at the front to clearly win the race and become the world champion.

Complete Results:

Photos

129.8 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.189 km/hr

1 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth GREAT BRITAIN 3hr 23min 56sec
2 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna NETHERLANDS s.t.
3 GUARNIER Megan U.S.A. s.t.
4 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa ITALY s.t.
5 JOHANSSON Emma SWEDEN s.t.
6 FERRAND PREVOT Pauline FRANCE s.t.
7 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna POLAND s.t.
8 AMIALIUSIK Alena BELARUS s.t.
9 NEFF Jolanda SWITZERLAND s.t.
10 VAN DIJK Ellen NETHERLANDS @ 9sec
11 NUMAINVILLE Joelle CANADA s.t.
12 WORRACK Trixi GERMANY s.t.
13 CANUEL Karol-Ann CANADA s.t.
14 MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh SOUTH AFRICA s.t.
15 MAJERUS Christine LUXEMBOURG s.t.
16 BRAND Lucinda NETHERLANDS s.t.
17 CROMWELL Tiffany AUSTRALIA s.t.
18 CECCHINI Elena ITALY 17
19 NEYLAN Rachel AUSTRALIA s.t.
20 WILLIAMS Lizzie AUSTRALIA s.t.
21 JASINSKA Malgorzata POLAND s.t.
22 VILLUMSEN Linda Melanie NEW ZEALAND s.t.
23 SCANDOLARA Valentina ITALY 19
24 STEVENS Evelyn U.S.A. s.t.
25 DIDERIKSEN Amalie DENMARK 31
26 FAHLIN Emilia SWEDEN s.t.
27 BRONZINI Giorgia ITALY 36
28 KITCHEN Lauren AUSTRALIA 46
29 GARFOOT Katrin AUSTRALIA s.t.
30 BRENNAUER Lisa GERMANY 49
31 KASPER Romy GERMANY 51
32 KIRCHMANN Leah CANADA 52
33 SOLOVEI Ganna UKRAINE s.t.
34 TUSLAITE Daiva LITHUANIA s.t.
35 LELEIVYTE Rasa LITHUANIA s.t.
36 JACKSON Alison CANADA s.t.
37 MOBERG Emilie NORWAY s.t.
38 PENUELA Diana COLOMBIA s.t.
39 RIVERA Coryn U.S.A. s.t.
40 LEPISTO Lotta FINLAND s.t.
41 KUCHINSKAYA Elena RUSSIA s.t.
42 BUJAK Eugenia POLAND s.t.
43 DREXEL Ingrid MEXICO s.t.
44 ANTOSHINA Tatiana RUSSIA s.t.
45 BIANNIC Aude FRANCE s.t.
46 PIETERS Amy NETHERLANDS s.t.
47 KACHELHOFFER An-Li SOUTH AFRICA s.t.
48 SPRATT Amanda AUSTRALIA s.t.
49 D'HOORE Jolien BELGIUM s.t.
50 ROWNEY Loren AUSTRALIA s.t.
51 SANTESTEBAN Ane SPAIN s.t.
52 PLICHTA Anna POLAND s.t.
53 CORDON Audrey FRANCE s.t.
54 RATTO Rossella ITALY s.t.
55 PIPES Lenore GUAM s.t.
56 SHEKEL Olga UKRAINE +1:11
57 BATAGELJ Polona SLOVENIA +1:16
58 POTOKINA Anna RUSSIA +1:25
59 KOZONCHUK Oksana RUSSIA s.t.
60 ELVIN Gracie AUSTRALIA s.t.
61 BLAAK Chantal NETHERLANDS +1:37
62 GUDERZO Tatiana ITALY +2:33
63 YONAMINE Eri JAPAN +3:33
64 ERIC Jelena SERBIA +4:52
65 ZUR Monika POLAND +5:41
66 PINTAR Ursa SLOVENIA s.t.
67 SLAPPENDEL Iris NETHERLANDS s.t.
68 LOZANO Laura Camila COLOMBIA s.t.
69 VEKEMANS Anisha BELGIUM s.t.
70 BRZEZNA Monika POLAND s.t.
71 DILLON Olivia IRELAND s.t.
72 KIESANOWSKI Joanne NEW ZEALAND s.t.
73 GULUMA ORTIZ Serika COLOMBIA s.t.
74 NILSSON Hanna SWEDEN s.t.
75 MOLLEBRO Camilla DENMARK s.t.
76 BASTIANELLI Marta ITALY s.t.
77 WILES Tayler U.S.A. s.t.
78 BUCHANAN Rushlee NEW ZEALAND s.t.
79 SIMMONDS Hayley GREAT BRITAIN s.t.
80 SCHWEIZER Doris SWITZERLAND s.t.
81 KNETEMANN Roxane NETHERLANDS +7:34
82 VASILIEVA Svetlana RUSSIA +10:11
83 REIS Daniela PORTUGAL s.t.
84 ERIKA Varela MEXICO s.t.
85 MUNOZ Paola CHILE s.t.
86 KOMANSKI Lauren U.S.A. s.t.
87 GIRUBUNTU Jeanne D'Arc RWANDA +11:37
88 GUTIERREZ RUIZ Sheyla SPAIN +14:00
LICHTENBERG Claudia GERMANY DNF
MUSTONEN-LICHAN Sara SWEDEN DNF
BARNES Alice GREAT BRITAIN DNF
LORVIK Ingrid NORWAY DNF
RITTER Martina AUSTRIA DNF
SANCHIS CHAFER Anna SPAIN DNF
RIVAT Amélie FRANCE DNF
POHL Stephanie GERMANY DNF
GARNER Lucy GREAT BRITAIN DNF
TUVSHINJARGAL Enkhjargal MONGOLIA DNF
LAIZANE Lija LATVIA DNF
BASH Paz ISRAEL DNF
NUNEZ Miryan ECUADOR DNF
JOHNSEN Cecilie Gotaas NORWAY DNF
BECKER Charlotte GERMANY DNF
RIABCHENKO Tetiana UKRAINE DNF
HAMMES Kathrin GERMANY DNF
OLDS Shelley U.S.A. DNF
DOM Annelies BELGIUM DNF
JEULAND Pascale FRANCE DNF
FOURNIER Roxane FRANCE DNF
SAIFUTDINOVA Natalya KAZAKHSTAN DNF
NECKAROVA Zuzana CZECH REPUBLIC DNF
STANDER Cherise SOUTH AFRICA DNF
DELZENNE Elise FRANCE DNF
DAAMS Jessie BELGIUM DNF
HANNES Kaat BELGIUM DNF
WALKER Jessie GREAT BRITAIN DNF
STEPHENS Lauren U.S.A. DNF
HANSELMANN Nicole SWITZERLAND DNF
BERTINE Kathryn SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS DNF
CHANPENG Nontasin THAILAND DNF
DE VUYST Sofie BELGIUM DNF
RAMSDEN Denise CANADA DNF
WEAVER Molly GREAT BRITAIN DNF
MEDVEDOVA Tereza SLOVAKIA DNF
EGOROVA Daria RUSSIA DNF
CESAR Yennifer VENEZUELA DNF
MENA Milagro COSTA RICA DNF
WILKOS Katarzyna POLAND DNF
MEADE Fiona IRELAND DNF
DEMYDOVA Olena UKRAINE DNF
BJORNSRUD Miriam NORWAY DNF
RIJKES Sarah AUSTRIA DNF
MANEEPHAN Jutatip THAILAND DNF
RIVERA Solymar PUERTO RICO DNF
VAINIONPAA Laura FINLAND DNS

Elite Women's Road race photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Great Britain

The British team is presented

Team France

Team France

Team Italy

The Italians

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brian Cookson

UCI boss Brian Cookson

Team USA

The Americans line up

The pelotonnis ready to start

The peloton is ready to race.

The pelton starts

And they're off.

Giorgia Bronzini and Rosella Ratto

Something has gone wrong for Giorgia Bronzini (2010, 2011 world champion) as she talks to Rosella Ratto

Giorgia Bronzini and Rosella Ratto

Ratto gives Bronzini a ride.

Breakaway

A break has gone clear

Women's leite road race sprint

They drive for the line

Elizabeth Armistead wins the road race

Elizabeth Armitstead gets the gold medal

Giorgia Bronzini finishes on foot

Giorgia Bronzini finishes on foot

Elizabeth Armistead

New world champion Elizabeth Armitstead

Elite Women's road race podium

The podium, from left: Anna Van der Breggen (2nd), Elizabeth Armitstead, Megan Guarnier (3rd)

Road race map:

Worlds road race map

World road race championship map

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