Great Britain has had eight world champions on the road.
Beryl Burton won the women?s title twice in the 1960s before Mandy Jones won on home soil at Goodwood in 1982. Tom Simpson is Britain?s only men?s world road race champion, winning his rainbow jersey in the Basque Country in 1965.
Dave Marsh won the world road race championship for amateurs in Liverpool in 1922, when British riders won gold, silver and bronze. Graham Webb was amateur road race champion in 1967 ? the most astonishing thing being that his victory came on the same day as Burton?s win in the women?s race
Chris Boardman won the first ever world individual time trial title in Sardinia in 1994 when the UCI introduced the event to the World Championship programme.
Now Nicole Cooke has added the eighth ? and her first ? in Varese.
Here is a run down of all the British medallists in the World Championships on the road.
|MEN?S ROAD RACE|
Tom Simpson, 1965 San Sebastian, Spain
|MEN?S AMATEUR ROAD RACE|
Dave Marsh, 1922 Liverpool, Great Britain
Graham Webb, 1967 Heerlen, Netherlands
William Burkill, 1922 Liverpool, Great Britain
Les West, 1966 Adenau, West Germany
Charles Dawey, 1921 Copenhagen, Denmark
Charles Dawey, 1922 Liverpool, Great Britain
|MEN?S UNDER-23 ROAD RACE|
Jonny Bellis, 2007 Stuttgart, Germany
The men?s under-23 road race was first run in 1996. Until 1995 the road races were divided into professional and amateur. From 1996 this became elite and under-23
|MEN?S TIME TRIAL|
Chris Boardman, 1994 Catania, Italy
David Millar, 2003 Hamilton, Canada
Millar admitted using EPO and was stripped of his title, which was handed to Australia?s Michael Rogers
Chris Boardman, 1996 Lugano, Switzerland
David Millar, 2001 Lisbon, Portugal
Chris Boardman, 1997 San Sebastian, Spain
Chris Boardman, 1999 Verona, Italy
|WOMEN?S ROAD RACE|
Beryl Burton, 1960 Leipzig, East Germany
Beryl Burton, 1967 Heerlen, Netherlands
Mandy Jones, 1982 Goodwood, Great Britain
Nicole Cooke, 2008, Varese, Italy
Beryl Burton, 1961 Douglas, Isle of Man
Bernadette Swinnerton, 1969 Brno, Czechoslovakia
Nicole Cooke, 2005 Madrid, Spain
Mandy Jones, 1980 Sallanches, Great Britain
Nicole Cooke, 2003 Hamilton, Canada
Nicole Cooke, 2006 Salzburg, Austria
Brits in the men’s world road race 1998-2007>>
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