UCI Road World Championships

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The UCI Road World Championships is an annunal world championship for bike racing which first took place in 1921 in Copenhagen and has been held annually except for a person when the Second World War stopped all sport.

History[edit | edit source]

1920s[edit | edit source]

The first Road World Championship in 1921 took place at Copenhagen and saw 17 riders compete from five nations with the maximum amount of riders being four per team. Gunnar Skoeld would go on to take the first road race in World Championship history as he finished ahead of Danish rider, Willum Nielsen and British rider, Charles Davey. The following year saw the first and to date only clean sweep of the medals with British rider, Dave Marsh winning the race over fellow Brits Bill Burkill and Charles Davey.

After Italy won in 1923, the French became the second nation to win it in their home country with French rider, André Leducq taking out the gold medal.

Championships[edit | edit source]

Year Country Location Best Nation
1921 Flag of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen Flag of Sweden Sweden
1922 Flag of United Kingdom Great Britain Liverpool Flag of United Kingdom Great Britain
1923 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Zurich Flag of Italy Italy
1924 Flag of France France Paris Flag of France France
1925 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Apeldoorn Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
1926 Flag of Italy Italy Milan Flag of France France (2)
1927 Flag of Germany Germany Nürburgring Flag of Italy Italy (2)
1928 Hungary Budapest Flag of Austria Austria
1929 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Zurich (2) Flag of Belgium Belgium
1930 Flag of Belgium Belgium Liège Flag of Italy Italy (3)
1931 Flag of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen (2) Flag of Italy Italy (4)
1932 Flag of Italy Italy Rome Flag of Italy Italy (5)
1933 Flag of France France Montlhéry Flag of France France (3)
1934 Flag of Germany Germany Leipzig Flag of Netherlands Netherlands (2)
1935 Flag of Belgium Belgium Floreffe Flag of Belgium Belgium (2)
1936 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bern Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
1937 Flag of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen (3) Flag of Italy Italy (6)
1938 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam Flag of Belgium Belgium (3)
1946 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Zurich Flag of Belgium Belgium (4)
1947 Flag of France France Reims Flag of Italy Italy (7)
1948 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Valkenburg Flag of Belgium Belgium (5)
1949 Flag of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen (4) Flag of Belgium Belgium (6)
1950 Flag of Belgium Belgium Moorslede Flag of Belgium Belgium (7)
1951 Flag of Italy Italy Varese Flag of Italy Italy (8)
1952 Luxembourg Luxembourg Flag of West Germany West Germany (1)
1953 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Lugano Flag of Italy Italy (9)
1954 Flag of West Germany West Germany Solingen Flag of France France (4)
1955 Flag of Italy Italy Frascati Flag of Italy Italy (10)
1956 Flag of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen (5) Flag of Belgium Belgium (8)
1957 Flag of Belgium Belgium Waregem Flag of Belgium Belgium (9)
1958 Flag of France France Reims (2) Flag of France France (5)
1959 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Zandvoort Flag of Italy Italy (11)
1960 Flag of East Germany East Germany Hohenstein
Leipzig
Flag of Belgium Belgium (10)
1961 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bern (2) Flag of Italy Italy (12)
1962 Flag of Italy Italy Salo Flag of Belgium Belgium (11)
1963 Flag of Belgium Belgium Ronse Flag of Belgium Belgium (12)

External Links[edit | edit source]

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