Pauline Ferrand Prevot wins women's road race world title

Pauline Ferrand Prevot takes women's road race World Championships win as Lizzie Armitstead and Marianne Vos cancel each other out

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins the women's road race at the 2014 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France) won the elite women’s road race at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in a tight sprint finish.

She inched out both time-trial champion Lisa Brennauer (Germany) and Emma Johansson (Sweden) into second and third, with Giorgia Bronzini (Italy) a narrow fourth.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.