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More than just your average road race, the UCI Road World Championships is the biggest cycling event in the world, with the coveted rainbow jersey up for grabs. This year – Bergen, Norway will be adding their name to the hosting history books: offering the emotions, thrills and close calls that have marked so many of these Championships.
The World Championships are watched by a staggering 200 million TV viewers every year, in over 150 different countries. The 8-day competition sees over 1000 athletes compete for a chance to wear that iconic rainbow jersey.
For the majority of elite cyclists, the World Championships represent the major goal of the year. Here at Cycleplan we’re just as excited about the UCI Bergen 2017 Road World Championships as you are.
That’s why we’ve put together everything you could need (and want) to know about Bergen 2017. From a look at the history of the World Championships, to an exclusive Bergen preview with Great Britain’s very own – and Cycleplan ambassador – Lizzie Deignan, we’re confident you’ve got plenty to read to keep you occupied before the Championships start.
What came before Bergen? We’ve looked at the origin and evolution of the World Championships.
Can Lizzie take her second world title? We examine her form coming into the Championships, as well as an EXCLUSIVE video interview!
From racing hotspots to sightseeing and weather, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nordic location of this year’s Worlds!
Think serious injuries are limited to the professional road racers at Bergen? Think again! Here’s what to look out for on your bike.
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