The 87th UCI Road World Championships were held in Imola, Italy and the Emilia-Romagna region from September 24 to 27. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that will be raging in 2020, only the road races and the individual time trials for women and men of the elite were held. The men’s road race took place on September 27 over an impressive 258.2 kilometers. At the end of the Imola title race, a more than deserved winner was chosen: Julian Alaphilippe. The Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, known for his hussar rides, once again proved his strength on such a difficult terrain and launched an attack on the last climb about 12 km before the finish, which none of the leading group of 25 at that time could follow.
A group of five riders crossed the finish line 24 seconds behind, from which the Belgian Wout van Aert sprinted for the silver medal ahead of the young Swiss Marc Hirschi.
Random photos of the elite men road race UCI World Road Championships on September 26, 2020 (more under the direct link below to the image database):