1988 UCI Road World Championships

1988 UCI Road World Championships
Host city Ronse, Belgium
Events 2

The 1988 UCI Road World Championships took place in Ronse, Belgium. As this was an Olympic year all the Olympic cycling events served as World Championships, leaving just the Professional road race and the Women's Team Time Trial to be contested. The men's road race was decided in a sprint involving three riders, Maurizio Fondriest, Claude Criquielion and Steve Bauer. 200 meters from the uphill finish, Bauer began the sprint and Fondriest was unable to respond. However Criquielion accelerated to the right of Bauer, close to the barriers. Bauer saw him coming with a much greater speed and closed the gap, which resulted in pushing Criquielion into the barriers. Bauer was also hampered by his manoeuvre and lost a lot of speed, making it easy for Fondriest to ride past and claim the world title. Criquelion's bike was damaged too much to cycle again and he was passed by the pursuing group while walking to the finish line. Bauer finished second but was immediately disqualified after the race.

Events summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Professional Road Race
Maurizio Fondriest
7h 2' 11" Martial Gayant
+ 27" Juan Fernández
+ 41"
Women's Events
Team Time Trial
Monica Bandini
Roberta Bonanomi
Maria Canins
Francesca Galli
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