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2003 Road World Championships - CM

Hamilton, Canada, October 7-12, 2003

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Day 1 - October 7: Junior Women Time Trial
Day 1 - October 7: U23 Men Time Trial
Day 2 - October 8: Junior Men Time Trial
Day 2 - October 8: Elite Women Time Trial
Day 3 - October 9: Elite Men Time Trial
Day 4 - October 10: Junior Women Road Race
Day 4 - October 10: Espoirs Men Road Race
Day 5 - October 11: Junior Men Road Race
Day 5 - October 11: Elite Women Road Race
Day 6 - October 12: Elite Men Road Race

Day 6 - October 12: Elite Men Road Race

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Images by Jon Devich/www.epicimages.us

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

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  • Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands, middle) powered along solo for two laps from lap 5 to 7 until Victor Hugo Peña (Colombia, front) and Bjørnar Vestøl (Norway, back) bridged up to Moerenhout, amassing a lead of almost three minutes.
  • With 14 laps down and 7 to go, Philippe Gilbert of Belgium made a move and was joined by Cristian Moreni (Italy), Trenti (USA), Rinero (Fra), Wegmann (Ger), Den Bakker (Ned), Beat Zberg (Swi) and Mancebo (Spa).
  • The chase behind was largely controlled by members of the Italian national team, who were vigilant in reducing the break's lead to around 30 seconds at the end of the sixth lap.
  • Robert Betz (far L) and his friends were lucky enough to watch the World's from the comfort of his own porch.
  • For those not so fortunate to reside on the course, there were still plenty of other viewing opportunities available.
  • The peloton reached speeds of over 80 kilometres an hour on the descents.
  • With just a few laps remaining, the peloton was still largely intact.
  • The 100-strong peloton make their way up the Claremont Access climb.
  • Igor Astarloa (Spain) reaps the rewards of his opportunistic riding as he soloes across the line to claim the 2003 World Road Championship.
  • Triumphant Spaniards Alejandro Valverde (Spain) and Igor Astarloa (Spain) share their delight on the podium.

Images by Robert Naish/www.bikecrazie.com

A fan's-eye-view blow-by-blow by Oscar E Retamal

Images by Marek Lazarski

Day 5 - October 11: Elite Women Road Race

Images by Jon Devich/www.www.epicimages.us

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by AFP

Images by Robert Naish/www.bikecrazie.com

Day 5 - October 11: Junior Men Road Race

Images by Jon Devich/www.www.epicimages.us

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by Robert Naish/www.bikecrazie.com

Day 4 - October 10: Espoirs Men Road Race

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Day 4 - October 10: Junior Women Road Race

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Jon Devich/www.www.epicimages.us

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Day 3 - October 9: Elite Men Time Trial

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Jon Devich/www.www.epicimages.us

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by Robert Naish/www.bikecrazie.com

Images by Marek Lazarski

Day 2 - October 8: Elite Women Time Trial

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by Jon Devich/www.epicimages.us

Images by Robert Naish/www.bikecrazie.com

Day 2 - October 8: Junior Men Time Trial

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by Jon Devich/www.epicimages.us

Day 1 - October 7: U23 Men Time Trial

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by Robert Naish/www.bikecrazie.com

Day 1 - October 7: Junior Women Time Trial

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti