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
66 11:30 WEEKES James SKN
65 11:31 RISSANEN Jarmo FIN
64 11:32 CADOR Rida HUN
63 11:33 SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo COL
62 11:34 SAMOILAU Branislau BLR
61 11:35 WURF Cameron AUS
60 11:36 POP Gabriel Sorin ROU
59 11:37 PERAUD Jean-Christophe FRA
58 11:38 PAULINHO Sergio Miguel Moreira POR
57 11:39 MEDICI Matias ARG
56 11:40 MADARAS Zoltan HUN
55 11:41 HUZARSKI Bartosz POL
54 11:42 GUTIERREZ PALACIOS José Ivan ESP
53 12:30 DOUGLAS Reginald SKN
52 12:31 WACKER Eugen KGZ
51 12:32 RAGONESSI Jose ECU
50 12:33 THOMSON Jay Robert RSA
49 12:34 GAZVODA Gregor SLO
48 12:35 POLIEVKA Pavol SVK
47 12:36 NOVAK Eduard ROU
46 12:37 NAZARET Magno Prado BRA
45 12:38 MCCANN David IRL
44 12:39 ZIRBEL Tom USA
43 12:40 KORTS-LAUR Ervin EST
42 12:41 LOPEZ MARIN Juan Carlos COL
41 12:42 BERTOGLIATI Rubens SUI
40 13:30 HOFFMANN Erik NAM
39 13:31 HELMINEN Matti FIN
38 13:32 HANSEN Adam AUS
37 13:33 COPPEL Jerome FRA
36 13:34 GARRIDO MAYORGA Martin ARG
35 13:35 FROOME Christopher GBR
34 13:36 ERICSSON Fredrik SWE
33 13:37 BAK Lars Ytting DEN
32 13:38 VENNELL Jeremy NZL
31 13:39 COBO ACEBO Juan Jose ESP
30 13:40 MOERENHOUT Koos NED
29 13:41 BODNAR Maciej POL
28 13:42 KASHECHKIN Andrey KAZ
27 14:30 BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis LAT
26 14:31 GRABOVSKYY Dmytro UKR
25 14:32 LANG Sebastian GER
24 14:33 VELITS Martin SVK
23 14:34 CORNU Dominique BEL
22 14:35 GRIVKO Andriy UKR
21 14:36 OVECHKIN Artem RUS
20 14:37 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas LTU
19 14:38 MACHADO Tiago POR
18 14:39 RASMUSSEN Alex DEN
17 14:40 KIRYIENKA Vasil BLR
16 14:41 PINOTTI Marco ITA
15 14:42 SARAMOTINS Aleksejs LAT
14 15:30 DANIELSON Thomas USA
13 15:31 IGNATIEV Mikhail RUS
12 15:32 BOOM Lars NED
11 15:33 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ
10 15:34 BRAJKOVIC Janez SLO
9 15:35 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NOR
8 15:36 RABON Frantisek CZE
7 15:37 TUFT Svein CAN
6 15:38 ROSSELER Sébastien BEL
5 15:39 MARTIN Tony GER
4 15:40 WIGGINS Bradley GBR
3 15:41 LARSSON Gustav SWE
2 15:42 CANCELLARA Fabian SUI
1 15:43 GRABSCH Bert GER

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Reports



Under-23 Men Time Trial



Women’s and under-23 men’s time trials as they happened

Photos



Women’s Time Trial gallery by Graham Watson



Under-23



Men Time Trial gallery by Graham Watson

External links



Road World Championships 2009 official website



Union Cycliste Internationale website