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  • Six men have successfully defended their title: Georges Ronsse (Belgium, 1928–29); Rik Van Steenbergen (Belgium, 1956– 57); Rik van Looy (Belgium, 1960–61); Gianni Bugno (Italy, 1991–92); Paolo Bettini (Italy, 2006–07) ; Peter Sagan (Slovakia, 2015-17). Five women have defended their title: Marianna Vos (Netherlands 2012-2013), Giorgia Bronzini (Italy, 2010 – 2011), Susanne Ljungskog (Sweden, 2002-2003), Jeannie Longo (France, 1985 -1990), Anna Konkina (RUS, 1970-1971).
  • Spaniard Alejandro Valverde has the most total medals by any one individual with six, although he has never won the rainbow jersey (2 silver 2003, 2005 and 4 bronze – 2006, 2012–14).
  • Switzerland has hosted the Championships 10 times. Aigle will host in 2020 as well.
  • Italy is the most successful country with 141 medals won. Australia ranks 15th with 23 medals.
  • Jeannie Longo (France) has the most Championships of any athlete with 5.
  • The countries with the most Elite Women titles are France (10 titles), the Netherlands (9 titles), and Belgium (6 titles).

UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HOST CITIES:

  • 2013 : Florence
  • 2014 : Ponferrada
  • 2015 : Richmond
  • 2016 : Doha
  • 2017 : Bergen
  • 2018 : Innsbruck
  • 2019 : Yorkshire
  • 2020: Aigle Martigny
  • 2021: Flanders
  • 2022: Wollongong
  • 2023: Glasgow
  • 2024: Zurich
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