The weather prediction during the week was not good with rainshowers announced during the weekend which made the organizer decide together with the commissars and the UCI to limit the distance on both days with one mountain lap less to have a 66km mediofondo on Saturday for all men over 60 and women over 50 and a 100km granfondo on Sunday for the younger age groups.
The race started down in Istocno Sarajevo with a temperature of 6-7 degrees Celsius in cloudy circumstances, but rain and even partly snow took over higher in the mountains towards the finish in Jahorina in the Olympic village. The temperature at the finish line was around 0 degrees Celsius. Overall winner of the day and new world champion in the M60-64 age group was Italian Giovanni Lattanzi who escaped soon after the first upgoing kilometers. Other world champions of the day were Austrian Johann Taucher (M65-69), Belgian Ronny Sluyts (M70-74), Austrian Josef Bichl (M75-79) and another Austrian Herbert Lackner (M80-84).
The women over 50 also completed in the same distance with Celine Monrad-Haslum from Norway taking the overall female win and the new world title in the F50-54 age group. Milena Felici from Italy was for a long time in the overall lead, but had to let pass the younger ladies towards the top securing her F55-59 world title. Jeannie Longo added another world title to her very impressive palmares in the F60-64 age group while Gisele Thureau from France won her F65-69 age group and Tina Usenicnik added another road race title after winning also in her F70-74 age group in the time trial.