The 2017 World Cycling Championships are held in Bergen, Norway from Sunday, 17 September until Sunday, 24 September. The different races are played out on challenging routes with a lot of vertical metres. The focus of the road race for both men and women lies on a 19.5 kilometres circuit with a series of three climbs in rapid succession. The men have to tackle the circuit twelve times. (Slideshow route/profile)
Peter Sagan is title holder. In 2016 he outsprinted Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen in the streets of Doha, Qatar.
Once before the World Cycling Championships were held in Norway. In 1993 Lance Armstrong soloed to the rainbow jersey in the capital Oslo, while Miguel Indurain sprinted to second place.