Weekly Recap | Jan 27th - Feb 2nd

Feb 3, 2020, 11:58 AM

Check out last week’s events with our weekly recap! 


Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Women’s Race

1 February | Australia


What happened

The 2020 UCI Women’s WorldTour opened in Australia with a first-ever victory at that level for the 2018 German Champion Liane Lippert (Team Sunweb). Heavy rain and strong winds were no deterrent for the gutsy 22-year-old who placed an attack on the finishing circuit in Geelong, relegating last year’s winner, Cuba’s Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women's Team), to second place. Sierra, a former UCI World Cycling Centre trainee, won the sprint for second, with Australian Champion Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton Scott) finishing third.



πŸ†     Liane Lippert (Team Sunweb)

      Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women’s Team)

      Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton Scott)



Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

2 February | Australia


What happened

Belgium’s Dries Devenyns (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) won a two-man sprint against Russian Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos) to claim victory at the end of the 171km road race. It was a day of aggressive riding, that saw riders gradually being weeded out of the front group. When Sivakov attacked with 5km to go, only Devenyns, at that stage devoid of any teammates, put in a chase and caught him up. The two men remained in front, and it was Devenyns who launched the sprint a few hundred metres from the end, managing to hold off his breakaway partner until the end. Mitchelton Scott’s Daryl Impey won the sprint for third place a further four seconds back.



πŸ†     Dries Devenyns (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)

2        Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos)

3        Daryl Impey (Mitchelton Scott)



2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

1-2 February | Shepparton (Australia)


What happened

The Americans shone on Australian soil, taking three of the four wins in Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. UCI World Champion Alise Willoughby made a clean sweep in the Elite Women’s racing, winning on both Saturday and Sunday, while her fellow American Connor Fields claimed Elite Men’s victory on Day 2. Only the Netherlands’ Niek Kimmann could break the US domination, winning Round 1 of the Elite Men’s competition. Australia began their “home” event strongly, claiming second place in Saturday’s Elite Women’s final thanks to Saya Sakakibara and second (Anthony Dean) and third (Izaac Kennedy) in the Elite Men’s final. However the two second-placed athletes had to make do with fourth place the following day.



Results - Round 1

Men Elite

πŸ†     Niek Kimmann (NED)

2        Anthony Dean (AUS)

      Izaac Kennedy (AUS)

Women Elite

πŸ†     Alise Willoughby (USA)

      Saya Sakakibara (AUS)

3        Mariana Pajón (COL)


Results - Round 2

Hommes Elite

πŸ†     Connor Fields (USA)

2        Carlos Alberto Ramirez Yepes (COL)

      David Graf (SUI)

Women Elite

πŸ†     Alise Willoughby (USA)

2        Felicia Stancil (USA)

3        Manon Valentino (FRA)



2020 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

1-2 February | Dübendorf (Switzerland)

What happened

Two Dutch Elite UCI World Champions were crowned at the end of two very different races: a sprint finish in the Elite Women’s event and a runaway victory in the Elite Men’s race. Read our race reports on uci.org/cyclo-cross/news to find out how Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and Mathieu Van der Poel claimed their World titles, as well as the results of the Under 23 and Junior categories


2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

30 January – 2 February | Milton (Canada)


What happened

World records tumbled, 21 nations won medals and new events were raced. Read our daily reports from Milton on https://www.uci.org/para-cycling/news