The 90th edition of the UIC Road World Championships will be held in Bergen this September 17–24. It is the second time Norway will host the prestigious event and first time since 1993 when Lance Armstrong and Leontien van Moorsel won the rainbow jersey.

The 2017 Worlds will start September 17 with the men and women’s team time trial, followed by the time trial events, and the road races. The men’s road race is the final event on the schedule, taking place on Sunday, September 24 over 276.5km. The elite men’s road race is the longest since 1981 when Prague hosted the event.

The most eye-catching of the courses in Bergen is the men’s time trial which sees the riders finish atop the 3.4km Mount Floyen. The climb features gradients of 10 per cent with the 31km course the shortest in the event’s history.

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