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2012 Road World Championships - Valkenburg: Elite-Men RR
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 9/28/2012
2012 Road World Championships - Valkenburg: Elite-Men RR
 

2012 Road World Championships - Valkenburg: Elite-Men RR
Belgian Philippe Gilbert takes World title after a bad spring season. Gilbert attacks on Cauberg to solo to his biggest win in his career. Edvald Boasson Hagen and Alejandro Valverde round off podium. Photos...

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Philippe Gilbert solo's to first ever World title. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

Result
1 Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) 6:10:41
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) 0:00:04
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spain) 0:00:05
4 John Degenkolb (Germany)
5 Lars Boom (Netherlands)

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Edvald Boasson Hagen and Alejandro Valverde second and third. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

6 Allan Davis (Australia)
7 Thomas Voeckler (France)
8 Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania)
9 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Colombia)
10 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spain)

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Philippe Gilbert was very emotional after taking his biggest win thus far. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

11 Rui Costa (Portugal)
12 Tom Boonen (Belgium)
13 Oscar Gatto (Italy)
14 Peter Sagan (Slovakia)
15 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Sweden)

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Philippe Gilbert. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

16 Koen De Kort (Netherlands)
17 Michael Albasini (Switzerland)
18 Assan Bazayev (Kazakhstan)
19 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Great Britain)
20 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Norway)

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Lots of people came to Valkenburg to watch the races. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

21 Simon Gerrans (Australia)
22 Stefan Denifl (Austria)
23 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Colombia)
24 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spain)
25 Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)

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Climbing the Bemelerberg. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

26 Bjorn Leukemans (Belgium)
27 Fabian Wegmann (Germany)
28 Alexandr Kolobnev (Russian Federation)
29 Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)
30 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Portugal) 0:00:17

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The break of the day with Flecha, Matthews and Tiernan-Locke. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

31 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine)
32 Robert Gesink (Netherlands)
33 Daniel Martin (Ireland)
34 Nicolas Roche (Ireland)
35 Jurgen Roelandts (Belgium)

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Contador attacks on the Cauberg. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

36 Ian Stannard (Great Britain) 0:00:53
37 Paul Martens (Germany)
38 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spain)
39 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spain)
40 Yury Trofimov (Russian Federation) 0:01:01

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The beautiful scenery around Valkenburg. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

41 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spain) 0:01:37
42 David Tanner (Australia)
43 Andrew Talansky (United States of America) 0:01:54
44 Rene Mandri (Estonia) 0:02:21
45 Gustav Larsson (Sweden)

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The men had to climb the Cauberg nine times. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

46 Marek Rutkiewicz (Poland)
47 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Colombia)
48 Bauke Mollema (Netherlands)
49 Rafael Andriato (Brazil)
50 Michael Schär (Switzerland)
Full result

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Thomas Voeckler attacks in the final lap. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

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The Dutch attack the bunch. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen


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