The UCI Road World Championships is eight days of pure cycling spectacle. Each host city brings its own special flavour to the event and Bergen, Norway, the host of the 2017 UCI Road Worlds, will certainly do the same. This will be the second time Norway has hosted the event, with the first taking place in Oslo, in 1993.
The UCI World Championships are the one time every year when athletes set aside trade team rivalries and don national colours to represent their country. Unique among sports, the winner of the world title in cycling is awarded the rainbow jersey, which they will wear during competition for the following 12 months, identifying them as the UCI World Champion, and adding their name to a select list of cyclists.