Watch highlights from the elite men's race at the 2014 Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain

Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski took the title and earned the right to ear the coveted rainbow jersey during the 2015 season after attacking on the day’s final climb.

Despite a concerted chase by the likes of Simon Gerrans (Australia) and Alejandro Valverde (Spain), Kwiatkowski stayed away to take the victory.

Read more in our full World Championships men’s road race report.