2004 in men's road cycling

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2004 in men's road cycling is about the 2004 men's bicycle races governed by the UCI.

World championships

The World Road championships were held in Verona, Italy.

Race Date Winner Second Third
World Championship Road Race Oct 3  Óscar Freire (ESP)  Erik Zabel (GER)  Luca Paolini (ITA)
World Championship Time Trial Sep 29  Michael Rogers (AUS)  Michael Rich (GER)  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)

Grand Tours

Race Date Winner Second Third
Italy Giro d'Italia May 8 - May 30  Damiano Cunego (ITA)  Serhiy Honchar (UKR)  Gilberto Simoni (ITA)
France Tour de France Jul 3 - Jul 25  Lance Armstrong (USA)  Andreas Klöden (GER)  Ivan Basso (ITA)
Spain Vuelta a España Sep 4 - Sep 26  Roberto Heras (ESP)  Santiago Perez Fernandez (ESP)  Francisco Mancebo (ESP)

UCI Coupe du Monde

Race Date Winner Second Third
Italy Milan–San Remo March 3  Óscar Freire (ESP)  Erik Zabel (GER)  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)
Belgium Tour of Flanders / Tour des Flandres April 4  Steffen Wesemann (GER)  Leif Hoste (BEL)  Dave Bruylandts (BEL)
France Paris–Roubaix April 11  Magnus Bäckstedt (SWE)  Tristan Hoffman (NED)  Roger Hammond (GBR)
Netherlands Amstel Gold Race Apr 18  Davide Rebellin (ITA)  Michael Boogerd (NED)  Paolo Bettini (ITA)
Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège Apr 25  Davide Rebellin (ITA)  Michael Boogerd (NED)  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)
Germany HEW Cyclassics Cup-Hamburg Aug 1  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)  Paolo Bettini (ITA)  Igor Astarloa (ESP)
Spain Clásica de San Sebastián Aug 7  Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (ESP)  Paolo Bettini (ITA)  Davide Rebellin (ITA)
Switzerland Züri-Metzgete Aug 22  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP)  Paolo Bettini (ITA)  Jérôme Pineau (FRA)
France Paris–Tours Oct 10  Erik Dekker (NED)  Danilo Hondo (GER)  Óscar Freire (ESP)
Italy Giro di Lombardia Oct 10  Damiano Cunego (ITA)  Michael Boogerd (NED)  Ivan Basso (ITA)

2.HC Category Races

The prefix 2 indicates that these events are stage races.

Race Date Winner Second Third
France Paris–Nice Mar 7 - Mar 14  Jörg Jaksche (GER)  Davide Rebellin (ITA)  Bobby Julich (USA)
Italy Tirreno–Adriatico Mar 10 - Mar 16  Paolo Bettini (ITA)  Óscar Freire (ESP)  Erik Zabel (GER)
Spain Tour of the Basque Country Apr 5 – Apr 9  Denis Menchov (RUS)  Iban Mayo (ESP)  David Etxebarria (ESP)
Switzerland Tour de Romandie Apr 27 – May 2  Tyler Hamilton (USA)  Fabian Jeker (SUI)  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA)
France Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Jun 6 – Jun 13  Iban Mayo (ESP)  Tyler Hamilton (USA)  Óscar Sevilla (ESP)
Switzerland Tour de Suisse Jun 12 - Jun 20  Jan Ullrich (GER)  Fabian Jeker (SUI)  Dario Cioni (ITA)
Spain Volta a Catalunya Jun 14 - Jun 20  Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (ESP)  Vladimir Karpets (RUS)  Roberto Laiseka (ESP)

1.HC Category Races

The prefix 1 indicates that these events are one-day races.

Race Date Winner Second Third
Belgium Gent–Wevelgem Apr 7  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Magnus Bäckstedt (SWE)  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST)
Belgium La Flèche Wallonne Apr 21  Davide Rebellin (ITA)  Danilo Di Luca (ITA)  Matthias Kessler (GER)
France GP Ouest France-Plouay Aug 29  Didier Rous (FRA)  Serge Baguet (BEL)  Guido Trentin (ITA)
Italy Giro del Lazio Sep 18  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP)  Gilberto Simoni (ITA)  Jan Ullrich (GER)

2.1 Category Races

The prefix 2 indicates that these events are stage races.

Race Date Winner Second Third
Spain Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme Mar 22 - Mar 26  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)  Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (ESP)  Josep Jufre (ESP)
France Critérium International Mar 27 - Mar 28  Jens Voigt (GER)  Jose Ivan Gutierrez (ESP)  Lance Armstrong (USA)
France Four Days of Dunkirk May 5 - May 9  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)  Laurent Brochard (FRA)  Didier Rous (FRA)
France Tour du Languedoc-Roussillon May 19 – May 23  Christophe Moreau (FRA)  Viatcheslav Ekimov (RUS)  Iker Flores (ESP)
Spain Euskal Bizikleta June 2 – Jun 6  Roberto Heras (ESP)  Roberto Laiseka (ESP)  Samuel Sánchez (ESP)
Spain Vuelta a Burgos Aug 2 - Aug 5  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)  Denis Menchov (RUS)  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA)
Netherlands Ronde van Nederland Aug 24 - Aug 28  Erik Dekker (NED)  Viatcheslav Ekimov (RUS)  Marc Wauters (BEL)

1.1 Category Races

The prefix 1 indicates that these events are one-day races.

Race Date Winner Second Third
Belgium Omloop Het Volk Feb 28 race was cancelled due to bad weather
Belgium E3 Prijs Vlaanderen Mar 27  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Jaan Kirsipuu (EST)  Andris Naudužs (LAT)
Belgium Scheldeprijs Apr 14  Tom Boonen (BEL)  Robbie McEwen (AUS)  Simone Cadamuro (ITA)
Germany Rund um den Henninger Turm May 1  Karsten Kroon (NED)  Danilo Hondo (GER)  Johan Coenen (BEL)
France Classique des Alpes Jun 6  Óscar Pereiro (ESP)  Iban Mayo (ESP)  Jose Enrique Gutierrez (ESP)
Italy Tre Valli Varesine Aug 17  Fabian Wegmann (GER)  Danilo Di Luca (ITA)  Vladimir Duma (UKR)
Switzerland Grand Prix of Aargau Canton Aug 29  Matteo Tosatto (ITA)  Markus Zberg (SUI)  Martin Elmiger (SUI)
Italy Giro del Veneto Aug 21  Gilberto Simoni (ITA)  Matteo Tosatto (ITA)  Massimo Giunti (ITA)
Italy Coppa Placci Sep 4  Leonardo Bertagnolli (ITA)  Davide Rebellin (ITA)  Filippo Simeoni (ITA)
Belgium Paris–Brussels Sep 11  Nick Nuyens (BEL)  Philippe Gilbert (BEL)  Allan Johansen (DEN)
France Grand Prix de Fourmies Sep 12  Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ)  Dmitriy Fofonov (KAZ)  Thor Hushovd (NOR)
France Grand Prix des Nations Sep 19  Michael Rich (GER)  Uwe Peschel (GER)  Jose Ivan Gutierrez (ESP)
Italy Giro dell'Emilia Sep 25  Ivan Basso (ITA)  Francesco Casagrande (ITA)  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA)
Italy Milano–Torino Oct 13  Marcos Serrano (ESP)  Eddy Mazzoleni (ITA)  Francesco Casagrande (ITA)
Italy Giro del Piemonte Oct 14  Allan Davis (AUS)  Alberto Ongarato (ITA)  Francesco Chicchi (ITA)

National Championships

See also

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