Result: Rui Costa crowned road race world champion

Rui Costa finishes half-a-bike's length ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez to win the road race world champion in Florence.

Movistar's Rui Costa has sealed a dramatic victory in a sprint finish at the Road World Championships in Florence.

The 26-year-old clinched the world champion's rainbow jersey for the first time in his career by pipping Team Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez in a thrilling finale.

The pair were part of a four-man breakaway - including Giro d'Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde - with 10 laps of the 16.6km circuit to go.

Costa and Rodriguez were wheel-to-wheel coming down the strait, but it was the Portuguese rider who prevailed by half-a-bike's length.

TOP 10:

1. Rui Costa (7:25:43s)
2. Joaquim Rodriguez (ST)
3. Alejandro Valverde (+17s)
4. Vincenzo Nibali (ST)
5. Andriy Grivko (+31s)
6. Peter Sagan (+34s)
7. Simon Clarke (ST)
8. Maxim Iglinskiy (ST)
9. Philippe Gilbert (ST)
10. Fabian Cancellara (ST)

Chris Horner poses on the podium with the trophy after winning the 'Vuelta' Tour of Spain in Madrid on September 15, 2013.
Read Next:
Result: Horner becomes oldest Grand Tour champion
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand