The UCI Road World Championships 2009 in currently underway in Mendrisio, Switzerland, where the cream of professional road cyclists battle it out for the right to wear the coveted rainbow jersey for a year.
On Thursday, September 24, it's the turn of the elite men to test themselves against the clock in the individual time trial.
The 49.8km race sees the elite male riders traverse three laps of an undulating 13.8 kilometre circuit.
Defending world time trial champion Bert Grabsch (Germany) goes off last at 3.43pm local time, with pre-race favourite Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) off just before him at 3.42pm.
All quoted times are local time, subtract one hour for British time.
|No.||Start time||Surname||First name||Country|
|63||11:33||SERPA PEREZ||Jose Rodolfo||COL|
|58||11:38||PAULINHO||Sergio Miguel Moreira||POR|
|54||11:42||GUTIERREZ PALACIOS||José Ivan||ESP|
|42||12:41||LOPEZ MARIN||Juan Carlos||COL|
|31||13:39||COBO ACEBO||Juan Jose||ESP|
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Under-23 Men Time Trial
Women's and under-23 men's time trials as they happened
Women's Time Trial gallery by Graham Watson
Under-23Men Time Trial gallery by Graham Watson
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