UCI Road World Championships In Richmond
9.27.15 – I made it to Richmond for the final day of the UCI Road World Championships, the Men’s Elite Road Race. Getting to the course at 7:00 to secure a spot along the fence for the 9:00 race meant a long day, as we didn’t leave until 4:00 that afternoon. An Evil Knievel impersonator rode laps of the hill, entertaining the crowd before the race began. American Ben King (a Charlottesville native) was in the breakaway for the first 100 miles of the 162 mile race. He led many of the early assaults up the cobblestones of Libby Hill, seen below. After 16 laps on the 10 mile circuit, Slovak Peter Sagan won the race with a massive attack in the final kilometers.