2014 UCI Road World Championships – Men's under-23 road race
|2014 UCI Road World Championships|
|Date||26 September 2014|
|Distance||182.00 km (113.1 mi)|
|Winning time||4h 32' 39"|
|Gold||Sven Erik Bystrøm (NOR)|
|Silver||Caleb Ewan (AUS)|
|Bronze||Kristoffer Skjerping (NOR)|
|2014 UCI Road World Championships|
|List of elite cyclists|
|Elite road race||men||women|
|Elite time trial||men||women|
|Elite team time trial||men||women|
|List of under-23 cyclists|
|Under-23 road race||men|
|Under-23 time trial||men|
|List of junior cyclists|
|Junior road race||men||women|
|Junior time trial||men||women|
The Men's under-23 road race of the 2014 UCI Road World Championships took place in and around Ponferrada, Spain on 26 September 2014. The course of the race was 182.00 km (113.09 mi) with the start and finish in Ponferrada.
Following on from countryman Kurt Asle Arvesen in 1997, Sven Erik Bystrøm became only the second Norwegian rider to win the world title. He made a late break on the final climb, with around 5 km (3.1 mi) remaining, and held off the peloton; he ultimately soloed to victory by seven seconds. Australia's Caleb Ewan won the field sprint for the silver medal, while Bystrøm's team mate Kristoffer Skjerping completed the podium with the bronze medal.
Qualification was based on performances on the UCI run tours and the Men Under 23 Nations' Cup during 2014. Results from January to the middle of August counted towards the qualification criteria. In addition to this number, the current continental champions were also able to take part. The outgoing World Champion, Matej Mohorič, did not compete as he was no longer eligible – he moved to the UCI ProTeam Cannondale for the 2014 season.
|Number of riders||Nations|
|11 to enter, 6 to start||Australia, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland|
|10 to enter, 5 to start||Costa Rica, Denmark, Eritrea, Spain, Malaysia, Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, Austria, Romania, Turkey, United States , Poland, Slovenia|
|8 to enter, 4 to start||Albania, Portugal, Slovakia, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Macau, Guatemala, Chile, South Africa, Venezuela|
|6 to enter, 3 to start||New Zealand, Latvia, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus, Serbia, Hong Kong, South Korea, India, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Algeria, Rwanda, Nations qualified via the Men Under 23 Nations' Cup|
|2 to enter, 1 to start||Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece, Serbia, Sweden|
The race was held on the same circuit as the other road races and consisted of ten laps. The circuit was 18.20 km (11.31 mi) long and included two hills. The total climbing was 306 m (1,004 ft) per lap and the maximum incline was 10.7%.
The first 4 km (2.5 mi) were flat, after which the climb to Alto de Montearenas started, with an average gradient of 8%. After a few hundred metres the ascent flattened and the remaining 5.1 km (3.2 mi) were at an average gradient of 3.5%. Next was a descent, with the steepest point after 11 km (6.8 mi) at a 16% negative gradient.
The Alto de Compostilla was a short climb of 1.1 km (0.68 mi), at an average gradient is 6.5% with some of the steepest parts at 11%. The remaining distance of 4.5 km (2.8 mi) was downhill thereafter, prior to the finish in Ponferrada.
|26 September 2014||13:00–17:40||Men's under-23 road race|
|26 September 2014||18:00||Victory ceremony|
- Albania (2)
- Algeria (3)
- Australia (6)
- Austria (5)
- Azerbaijan (3)
- Belgium (6)
- Belarus (2)
- Brazil (2)
- Chile (2)
- Colombia (6)
- Costa Rica (1)
- Denmark (5)
- Eritrea (5)
- Finland (1)
- France (6)
- Great Britain (5)
- Germany (5)
- Ireland (3)
- Italy (5)
- Kazakhstan (6)
- Latvia (1)
- Luxembourg (3)
- Morocco (3)
- Moldova (1)
- Mexico (3)
- Netherlands (5)
- Norway (6)
- New Zealand (2)
- Poland (5)
- Portugal (4)
- Romania (2)
- Russia (6)
- Rwanda (3)
- Serbia (1)
- Slovakia (4)
- Slovenia (5)
- South Africa (4)
- Spain (5) (host)
- Switzerland (6)
- Turkey (5)
- United States (5)
- Venezuela (4)
- "Results / Résultats: Men Under 23 Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes U23" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- "Racing Programme". mundialciclismoponferrada. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- "Competition Guide Appendices" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- "HILLS PROFILES" (PDF). mundialciclismoponferrada.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- "Sport Competition Schedule" (PDF). mundialciclismoponferrada.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- "Start List / Liste de départ: Men Under 23 Road Race / Course en ligne Hommes U23" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- "Competitions Guide" (PDF). uci.ch. Retrieved 5 September 2014.