The Belgians controlled the race from start to finish. The Belgian Champion Daan Myngheer led the race for a long time together with Frenchman Alexis Gougeard.
Later in the race the leading group was made up of six riders, including the Belgians Degreve and Rob Leemans.
Leemans broke free and led until he was caught by three riders in the final metres of the race. The European Champion Lecuisinier was clearly faster that than Degreve. The Netherlands’ Steven Lammertink came in third.
This is Belgium’s second medal of the World Championships. Jessy Druyts took silver in the girls’ junior road race on Friday.