Yorkshire Road World Championships 2019: Elite men’s road race start list

Here's who is taking part in the men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships take place in Yorkshire, kicking off on Saturday September 21.

Riders will fight for the coveted rainbow jersey of world champion in the road race and individual time trial disciplines.

The men’s road race, on Sunday September 29, covers 284.5 kilometres, with the first 185km mirroring the Tour de France Grand Depart of 2014.

The race will conclude with seven laps of a 14km circuit in Harrogate, and like the Tour de France opener, is expected to conclude with a bunch sprint.

However, on the morning of the race the course has been changed and two climbs have been taken out of the route at the last minute.

Heavy downpours have blighted Yorkshire overnight with the northern section of the race, which runs from Leeds to Harrogate, badly affected by the adverse weather.

Therefore two of the major climbs to Buttertubs and Grinton Moor have been taken out, and the overall length of the course has been reduced to 261km, with the number of laps of Harrogate increasing from seven to nine.

Defending champion Alejandro Valverde (Spain) will take to the start line, but he faces competition from strong contenders.

France’s Julian Alaphilippe is hotly tipped, having won the likes of Milan-San Remo and enjoyed a long stint in yellow at the Tour de France.

Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) is another one to watch, having just finished off the Tour of Britain in the top spot, and Peter Sagan (Slovakia) with his three Road World Championship wins (2015, 2016, 2017) cannot be forgotten.

The men’s road race will be broadcast via the BBC Red Button from 8.30am til 11am, with coverage on BBC Two from 11.00am until 4.30pm.

The full start list has now been confirmed, with 197 riders taking the start line in Leeds.

Spain

1 VALVERDE Alejandro
2 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
3 ERVITI Imanol
4 GARCÍA CORTINA Iván
5 IZAGIRRE Gorka
6 IZAGIRRE Ion
7 ROJAS José Joaquín
8 SÁNCHEZ Luis León
9 SOLER Marc

Belgium

10 DECLERCQ Tim
11 EVENEPOEL Remco
12 GILBERT Philippe
13 LAMPAERT Yves
14 NAESEN Oliver
15 TEUNS Dylan
16 VAN AVERMAET Greg
17 WELLENS Tim

France

18 ALAPHILIPPE Julian
19 BERNARD Julien
20 CAVAGNA Rémi
21 COSNEFROY Benoît
22 GALLOPIN Tony
23 LAPORTE Christophe
24 ROUX Anthony
25 SÉNÉCHAL Florian

Italy

26 BETTIOL Alberto
27 CIMOLAI Davide
28 COLBRELLI Sonny
29 MOSCON Gianni
30 PUCCIO Salvatore
31 TRENTIN Matteo
32 ULISSI Diego
33 VISCONTI Giovanni

Netherlands

34 LANGEVELD Sebastian
35 MOLLEMA Bauke
36 TERPSTRA Niki
37 TEUNISSEN Mike
38 VAN BAARLE Dylan
39 VAN DER POEL Mathieu
40 VAN EMDEN Jos
41 WEENING Pieter

Colombia

42 BETANCUR Carlos
43 CHAVES Esteban
44 HENAO Sebastián
45 HODEG Álvaro José
46 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
47 MOLANO Juan Sebastián
48 QUINTANA Nairo

Germany

49 ACKERMANN Pascal
50 ARNDT Nikias
51 BURGHARDT Marcus
52 DEGENKOLB John
53 GESCHKE Simon
54 KOCH Jonas
55 POLITT Nils
56 SÜTTERLIN Jasha

Slovenia

57 BOLE Grega
58 MOHORIČ Matej
59 PER David
60 PIBERNIK Luka
61 POGAČAR Tadej
62 POLANC Jan
63 ROGLIČ Primož
64 TRATNIK Jan

Australia

65 CLARKE Simon
66 DENNIS Rohan
67 DOCKER Mitchell
68 DURBRIDGE Luke
69 HAAS Nathan
70 HAIG Jack
71 MATTHEWS Michael
72 SUTHERLAND Rory

Denmark

73 VALGREN Michael
74 ASGREEN Kasper
75 FUGLSANG Jakob
76 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher
77 MØRKØV Michael
78 CORT Magnus
79 PEDERSEN Casper
80 PEDERSEN Mads

Great Britain

81 DOULL Owain
82 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
83 STANNARD Ian
84 SWIFT Ben
85 THOMAS Geraint
86 YATES Adam

Norway

87 HAGEN Carl Fredrik
88 BYSTRØM Sven Erik
89 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
90 JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
91 KRISTOFF Alexander
92 LAENGEN Vegard Stake

Poland

93 BODNAR Maciej
94 GOŁAŚ Michał
95 MAJKA Rafał
96 OWSIAN Łukasz
97 POLJAŃSKI Paweł
98 WIŚNIOWSKI Łukasz

Switzerland

99 ALBASINI Michael
100 DILLIER Silvan
101 HIRSCHI Marc
102 KÜNG Stefan
103 SCHÄR Michael
104 WYSS Danilo

Austria

105 GOGL Michael
106 GROßSCHARTNER Felix
107 HALLER Marco
108 KONRAD Patrick
109 PERNSTEINER Hermann
110 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas

Ireland

111 BENNETT Sam
112 DUNBAR Eddie
113 DUNNE Conor
114 MARTIN Dan
115 MULLEN Ryan
116 TOWNSEND Rory

Russia

117 CHERNETSKI Sergei
118 EVTUSHENKO Alexander
119 KURIANOV Stepan
120 SIVAKOV Pavel
121 STRAKHOV Dmitry
122 VLASOV Aleksandr

Kazakhstan

123 BIZHIGITOV Zhandos
124 GIDICH Yevgeniy
125 GRUZDEV Dmitriy
126 LUTSENKO Alexey
127 NATAROV Yuriy

South Africa

128 DE BOD Stefan
129 DLAMINI Nic
130 IMPEY Daryl
131 THOMSON Jay Robert

Czech Republic

132 BÁRTA Jan
133 ČERNÝ Josef
134 KREUZIGER Roman
135 SISR František
136 ŠTYBAR Zdeněk
137 VAKOČ Petr

Canada

138 BOIVIN Guillaume
139 DUCHESNE Antoine
140 HOULE Hugo
141 PERRY Ben
142 PICCOLI James
143 WOODS Michael

Portugal

144 COSTA Rui
145 GONÇALVES José
146 GUERREIRO Ruben
147 OLIVEIRA Nelson
148 OLIVEIRA Rui

Ecuador

149 CAICEDO Jonathan Klever
150 CARAPAZ Richard
151 CEPEDA Jefferson Alveiro
152 NARVÁEZ Jhonatan

Slovakia

153 BAŠKA Erik
154 CULLY Ján Andrej
155 SAGAN Juraj
156 SAGAN Peter

Eritrea

157 BERHANE Natnael
158 DEBESAY Mekseb
159 KUDUS Merhawi
160 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel

United States

161 CRADDOCK Lawson
162 HAGA Chad
163 HOWES Alex
164 POWLESS Neilson

New Zealand

165 ARCHBOLD Shane
166 BAUER Jack
167 BEVIN Patrick
168 SMITH Dion

Estonia

169 JAKIN Alo
170 KANGERT Tanel
171 RÄIM Mihkel
172 TAARAMÄE Rein

Luxembourg

173 GASTAUER Ben
174 JUNGELS Bob
175 KIRSCH Alex
176 WIRTGEN Tom

Latvia

177 LIEPIŅŠ Emīls
178 NEILANDS Krists
179 SKUJIŅŠ Toms

Belarus

180 KIRYIENKA Vasil
181 RIABUSHENKO Alexandr

Ukraine

182 PADUN Mark

Romania

183 GROSU Eduard Michael

Greece

184 FARANTAKIS Stylianos
185 TZORTZAKIS Polychronis

Hungary

186 DINA Márton
187 KUSZTOR Péter

Costa Rica

188 AMADOR Andrey

Sweden

189 ERIKSSON Lucas
190 MAGNUSSON Kim

Lithuania

191 BAGDONAS Gediminas
192 ŠIŠKEVIČIUS Evaldas

Japan

193 ARASHIRO Yukiya
194 NAKANE Hideto

Argentina

195 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo

Croatia

196 BARAĆ Antonio

Namibia

197 COETZEE Drikus