Lukas Postlberger (Austria) chases the early breakaway.
The peloton winding its way through Innsbruck lap by lap.
A world’s affair.
Crowds cheered the racers on their way from the start in Kufstein to the line in Innsbruck
Ben King (USA) and Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) hit the deck early, losing their chance to make the decisive breakaway.
Alessandro De Marchi (Italy) leads the chase.
“The fans on the hill were insanely loud, with the bells and all the cheering, my ears are still ringing now.” – Michael Woods (Canada) pushing the pace in the breakaway.
In the closing meters, Alejandro Valverde (Spain) powered away from his breakaway companions to seal the title.
Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) breathless after finishing fourth
Peter Sagan (Slovakia) congratulates Valverde (Spain)
“This is my most emotional victory ever.”