Alessandro Ballan, from the Veneto region of Italy, won the World Championship road race today in Varese, Italy, in the 260.25km race.
Verona Province's Damiano Cunego won the chasing group's sprint for 2nd place.
The top ten finishers:
1 Alessandro Ballan (Italy) 6.37.30 (39.283 km/h)
2 Damiano Cunego (Italy) 0.03
3 Matti Breschel (Denmark)
4 Davide Rebellin (Italy)
5 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine)
6 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spain)
7 Fabian Wegmann (Germany)
8 Christian Pfannberger (Austria)
9 Nick Nuyens (Belgium)
10 Robert Gesink (Netherlands)