Cycling:World Road Championships

The men’s professional road race was first contested in 1927.

Most wins

3 Alfredo Binda (ITA) 1927, 1930, 1932

3 Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) 1949, 1956, 1957

3 Eddy Merckx (BEL) 1967, 1971, 1974

3 Óscar Freire (ESP) 1999, 2001, 2004

2 Georges Ronsse (BEL) 1928, 1929

2 Briek Schotte (BEL) 1948, 1950

2 Rik van Looy (BEL) 1960, 1961

2 Freddy Maertens (BEL) 1976, 1981

2 Greg LeMond (USA) 1983, 1989

2 Gianni Bugno (ITA) 1991, 1992

2 Paolo Bettini (ITA) 2006, 2007

 

The individual road time trial was first raced in 1994

 

Most wins

4 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) 2006 2007 2009 2010

3 Michael Rogers (Aus) 2003 2004 2005

2 Jan Ullrich (Ger)1999 2001

2 Tony Martin (Ger) 2011 2012

 

The team time trial was contested by national teams between 1962 and 1994. It was reintroduced in 2012 for professional teams.

Most wins is 7  by Italy

 

The women’s road race was first contested in 1958

Most wins

5 Jeannie Longo (FRA) 1985 1986 1987 1989 1995

4 Yvonne Reynders (BEL) 1989 1961 1963 1966

2 Susanne Ljungskog (SWE) 2002 2003

2 Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) 2010 2011

2 Marianne Vos (NED) 2006 2012 (and five 2nd places)

2 Beryl Burton (GB) 1960 1967

2 Keetie Van Oosten-Hage (NED) 1968 1976

2 Anna Konkina (URS) 1970 1971

2 Genevieve Gambillon (FRA) 1972 1974

2 Leontien van Moorsel (NED) 1991 1993

 

The women’s road time trial has been contested since 1994

Most wins

4 Jeannie Longo (FRA) 1995 1996 1997  2001

2 Leontien van Moorsel (NED) 1998 1999

2 Karin Thürig (SUI) 2004 2005

2 Kristin Armstrong (USA) 2006 2009

2 Judith Arndt (GER) 2011 2012

 

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