Road World Championships 2020: Elite men’s road race start list

Here's who is taking part in the men's road race at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships at Imola

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99 ANIOŁKOWSKI Stanisław

100 GOŁAŚ Michał

101 KWIATKOWSKI Michał

102 MAŁECKI Kamil

103 OWSIAN Łukasz

104 PATERSKI Maciej

Hungary

Costa Rica

65 BILBAO Pello

66 DE LA CRUZ David

67 HERRADA Jesús

68 LANDA Mikel

69 MAS Enric

70 SÁNCHEZ Luis León

71 SOLER Marc

72 VALVERDE Alejandro

17 BAGIOLI Andrea

18 BETTIOL Alberto

19 BRAMBILLA Gianluca

20 CARUSO Damiano

21 MASNADA Fausto

22 NIBALI Vincenzo

23 ULISSI Diego

24 VISCONTI Giovanni

105 BENNETT George

106 BEVIN Patrick

107 FISHER-BLACK Finn

108 SMITH Dion

United States

144 BIZHIGITOV Zhandos

145 FOMINYKH Daniil

146 GRUZDEV Dmitry

147 LUTSENKO Alexey

148 NATAROV Yuriy

149 PRONSKY Vadim

154 GASTAUER Ben

172 ARASHIRO Yukiya

Defending champion, Mads Pedersen (Denmark) will not defend his title as he doesn't think the course suits his attributes.

Russia

134 BAYER Tobias

135 FRIEDRICH Marco

136 GALL Felix

137 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastien

138 WILDAUER Markus

139 ZOIDL Riccardo

Estonia

Japan

Mexico

177 ABDERRAHIM Zahiri

France

The start list will be confirmed closer to the race.

Netherlands

Spain

Australia

159 BOIVIN Guillaume

160 CATAFORD Alexander

161 HOULE Hugo

162 WOODS Michael

171 TZORTZAKIS Polychronis

Romania

Former winner, Alejandro Valverde (Spain) will be hoping that he can peak his form to take a second world title before potentially retiring after the Olympics in 2021.

1 FUGLSANG Jakob

2 EG Niklas

3 GREGAARD Jonas

4 HANSEN Jesper

5 HONORÉ Mikkel

6 VALGREN Michael

7 JUUL-JENSEN Chris

8 PEDERSEN Casper

109 HEALY Ben

110 MULLEN Ryan

111 ROCHE Nicolas

Ecuador

Portugal

121 COSTA Rui

122 GUERREIRO Ruben

123 OLIVEIRA Ivo

124 OLIVEIRA Nelson

Slovakia

150 DLAMINI Nic

151 MEINTJES Louis

Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) will be keen to perform well in a home World Championships, the route suits the Italian and would be an incredible moment for him to ride the Giro d'Italia as World Champion.

169 ASADOV Elchin

170 ERIKSSON Lucas

Greece

Canada

Belgium

Ireland

112 ALBASINI Michael

113 DILLIER Silvan

114 GASPAROTTO Enrico

115 HIRSCHI Marc

116 PELLAUD Simon

117 SCHÄR Michael

Eritrea

168 SISKEVICIUS Evaldas

9 BRAJKOVIČ Janez

10 MEZGEC Luka

11 NOVAK Domen

12 PIBERNIK Luka

13 POGAČAR Tadej

14 POLANC Jan

15 ROGLIČ Primož

16 TRATNIK Jan

The men's road race, on Sunday September 27, covers 259.2km taking in over 5000 metres of climbing over nine laps of a 28.8km circuit.

Peter Sagan (Slovakia) with his three Road World Championship wins (2015, 2016, 2017) cannot be forgotten.

Poland

130 CRADDOCK Lawson

131 KUSS Sepp

132 MCNULTY Brandon

133 POWLESS Neilson

152 KANGERT Tanel

153 PRUUS Peeter

173 GROSU Eduard-Michael

The 2020 UCI Road World Championships take place at Imola in Italy, kicking off on Thursday September 24.

Slovenia

Colombia

Wout van Aert (Belgium) is another one to watch, the former cyclo-cross rider has been in incredible form since the season restarted, winning Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo along with a stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné and two stages at the Tour de France.

Sweden

Rwanda

93 CHERNETSKI Sergei

94 KUZNETSOV Viacheslav

95 NEKRASOV Denis

96 RIKUNOV Petr

97 ROVNY Ivan

98 STRAKHOV Dmitry

73 CLARKE Simon

74 DURBRIDGE Luke

75 HAMILTON Chris

76 HINDLEY Jai

77 HOWSON Damien

78 MATTHEWS Michael

79 PORTE Richie

80 SCHULTZ Nick

81 CARTHY Hugh

82 HAYTER Ethan

83 KNOX James

84 PIDCOCK Tom

85 ROWE Luke

86 SHAW James

125 BELLAN Juraj

126 ČANECKÝ Marek

127 CULLY Ján Andrej

128 HARING Martin

129 TYBOR Patrik

140 ČERNÝ Josef

141 HIRT Jan

142 OTRUBA Jakub

143 TOUPALÍK Adam

Kazakhstan

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

New Zealand

118 CAICEDO Jonathan

119 CARAPAZ Richard

120 CEPEDA Jefferson

156 BERHANE Natnael

157 GEBREIGZAHBIER Amanuel

158 KUDUS Merhawi

87 EIKING Odd Christian

88 HAGEN Carl Fredrik

89 HOELGAARD Markus

90 LAENGEN Vegard Stake

91 LEKNESSUND Andreas

92 TRAEEN Torstein

Great Britain

Ukraine

Belarus

166 RIABUSHENKO Aleksandr

Azerbaijan

175 CASTILLO Ulises

176 MUGISHA Samuel

41 DUMOULIN Tom

42 EENKHOORN Pascal

43 OOMEN Sam

44 TOLHOEK Antwan

45 TUSVELD Martijn

46 VAN BAARLE Dylan

47 VAN DER LIJKE Nick

48 WEENING Pieter

50 CHAVES Esteban

51 HIGUITA Sergio

52 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel

53 MARTÍNEZ Daniel

54 MUNOZ Cristian Camilo

55 TEJADA Harold

56 URÁN Rigoberto

57 ARNDT Nikias

58 DEGENKOLB John

59 DENZ Nico

60 GESCHKE Simon

61 KOCH Jonas

62 MARTENS Paul

63 SCHACHMANN Max

64 ZIMMERMANN Georg

Austria

163 LUKŠEVICS Viesturs

164 NEILANDS Krists

165 SKUJINŠ Toms

The UCI say that the new route should suit the sam riders as the cancelled Swiss course with steep climbs on the circuit.

France's Julian Alaphilippe is hotly tipped to be up there at the finale as he looks to peak his form heading for the Classics, but he will have just finished the Tour de France seven days before.

33 ALAPHILIPPE Julian

34 BERNARD Julien

35 ELISSONDE Kenny

36 MADOUAS Valentin

37 MARTIN Guillaume

38 MOLARD Rudy

39 PACHER Quentin

40 PETERS Nans

Norway

Switzerland

Czech Republic

Luxembourg

155 BUDNIAK Anatolii

The World Championships were originally meant to take place in Aigle-Martigny in Switzerland but they were cancelled in August due to Coronavirus fears.

Lithuania

Latvia

167 VALTER Attila

Morocco

South Africa

Italy

25 BENOOT Tiesj

26 NAESEN Oliver

27 SERRY Pieter

28 STUYVEN Jasper

29 VAN AERT Wout

30 VAN AVERMAET Greg

31 VLIEGEN Loïc

32 WELLENS Tim

Germany

174 RIVERA Kevin

Denmark