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WORLDS’18 MEN’S RR: Photo Gallery!

Worlds’18 Photo Gallery: Spain’s Alejandro Valverde played the perfect game to take the 2018 World road championship title on Sunday, topping off his full and varied career at the age of 38. The finalé, with the decisive steep climb, came up to expectation as Canada’s Michael Woods ripped the important split from the leaders, for Valverde to finish the move. Here are the best photos from Innsbruck by Cor Vos.

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Primoz Roglic was one of the favorites, but a late crash and the chase ruined his chances

A tough day ahead for Costa Rica’s Roman Daniel Villalobos Solis

A bit of local Austrian color

The peloton took an easy start

Not so many fans on the opening section

The first attacks came on the run to Innsbruck

The French team nearly pulled it off – There is no truth in the rumor that dinosaurs roamed the earth the last time a Frenchman was World champ!

Young Dutch rider, Antwan Tolhoek, had a strong race

The mountains shaped the 2018 World championships

The race passed through Innsbruck eight times before the finish

The fans were happy!

Sepp Kuss – Another young rider that showed well

Maybe the birth of his twins took it out of Dan Martin?

Greg Van Avermaet launched his attack on this short climb

The circuit probably didn’t suit the Olympic champ, but that didn’t stop him trying

Too much to hope for

Denmark’s Michael Valgren went just a little early

The man of the day – Michael Woods

Woods instigated the winning move and kept attacking

Tom Dumoulin crossed to the leaders, but had nothing left for the sprint

Not Vincenzo Nibali’s day

Gianni Moscon lost his chance on the steep climb of the Gramartboden

Valverde, Woods and Bardet fought hard to keep Dumoulin off

The big win for the ‘Old Fox?’

The rainbow jersey at last

After so many years the emotions were high

Three time World champion, Peter Sagan, congratulates the new champion

Sagan wanted Valverde to win if he couldn’t

All the Valverde family were in Innsbruck for the Worlds

A very emotional Alejandro Valverde:

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