UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


World Championships

Every September the best in cycling come together in differing locations each year to compete. The honor of wearing the Rainbow Jersey is the most prestigious honor in the sport. Attending the World Championships as a fan is thrilling. It is a day that can make a career and witnessing the pure emotion of victory is worth the journey.

On this guide page you will find dates, locations and links to the World Championships of road, track mountain bike and cyclo-cross. There is an emphasis on road cycling since I am planning to attend the 2017 World Championships Road (road and time trial) in Bergen, Norway. As usual, I love making travel plans and will be sharing my preparations, plans and travels to the race in 2017.

UCI World Championships cycling - dates and locations 2016, 2017, 2018

Road and Time Trial:
2016: October 9-16, 2016 - UCI Road World Championships, Dohar, Qatar
2017: September 17-24, 2017 - UCI Road World Championships, Bergen, Norway
2018: September 2018 - UCI Road World Championships, Innsbruck, Austria

Mountain Bike:
2016: September 6-11, 2016 - UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Val Di Sole, Italy
2017: September 2017 - UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Cairns, Australia
2018: September 2018 - UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Lenzerheide, Switzerland

Cyclo-cross:
2016: January 30-31, 2016 - UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
2017: January 28-29, 2017 - UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Bieles, Luxembourg
2018: January 2018 - UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Valkenburg, Netherlands

Track:
2016: March 2-6, 2016 - Championnats du Monde Piste UCI/ UCI Track Cycling World Championship, Lee Valley VeloPark’s velodrome, London, Great Britain.
2017: April 12-16, 2017 - Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong Velodrome

Time Trial. ©Photo by Karen Rakestraw of Pedal Dancer®
Blog posts by Pedal Dancer® about Worlds:
World Chimp traveling through California in 2015. ©Photo by Karen Rakestraw of Pedal Dancer®
UCI World Championships Road history of locations and winners in the modern cycling era:

2004 Verona - Óscar Freire, SPAIN
2005 Madrid - Tom Boonen BELGIUM
2006 Salzburg - Paolo Bettini ITA
2007 Stuttgart - Paolo Bettini ITA
2008 Varese - Alessandro Ballan ITA
2009 Mendrisio - Cadel Evans AUS
2010 Geelong - Thor Hushovd NOR
2011 Copenhagen - Mark Cavendish GBR
2012 Valkenburg - Philippe Gilbert BEL
2013 Florence - Rui Costa POR
2014 Ponferrada - Michał Kwiatkowski POL
2015 Richmond - Peter Sagan SVK

Belgium has held 26 World Championship titles. Alfredo Binda of Italy won the first ever title in 1927 in Nürburgring, Germany. Four cyclists hold a tie for most World Championship wins, with 3 each: Alfredo Binda, Rik Van Steenbergen, Óscar Freire, and Eddy Merckx.

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Norway 2017

I will be sharing travel plans to attend the World Championships of Cycling in Bergen, Norway in 2017. Accommodations, restaurants, Fjords trips, local hikes, tourist sights, race day fun and covering the teams and riders at the race. All the fun leading up to, and during, the 2017 World Championships in Bergen Norway.

FAQs - World Championships Cycling in Bergen, Norway 2017

UCI website: http://www.uci.ch/

Bergen local website for UCI Worlds: http://bergen2017.no/

Bergen Worlds on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bergen2017  @bergen2017  #bergen2017

Bergen Worlds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bergen2017

#visitbergen on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/visitbergen/

#Richmond2015 on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/richmond2015/





The event takes place over a week, including two weekends (route details coming ...)

Sun Sep 20, 2017 at 11:30
Elite Women Team Time Trial
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Sun Sep 20, 2017 at 13:30
Elite Men Team Time Trial
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Mon Sep 21, 2017 at 10:00&
Junior Women Time Trial
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Mon Sep 21, 2017 at 11:30
Under 23 Men Time Trial
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Tue Sep 22, 2017 at 09:30
Junior Men Time Trial
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Tue Sep 22, 2017 at 13:30
Elite Women Time Trial
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Wed Sep 23, 2017 at 13:00
Elite Men Time Trial
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Fri Sep 25, 2017 at 10:00
Junior Women Road Race
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Fri Sep 25, 2017 at 12:45
Under 23 Men Road Race
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Sat Sep 26, 2017 at 9:00
Junior Men Road Race
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Sat Sep 26, 2017 at 13:00
Elite Women Road Race
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Sun Sep 27, 2017 at 09:00
Elite Men Road Race
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TEAMS AND RIDERS TO COMPETE

Men’s & Women’s teams & jerseys & stats: http://www.procyclingstats.com/teams.php

News links: http://www.steephill.tv/road-cycling-world-championships/  (will be updated for 2017)

Team bikes: http://inrng.com/2016/01/2016-pro-team-bikes/ (will be updated for 2017)

Thor Hushovd - Pedal Dancer
Thor Hushovd. Photo by Karen Rakestraw for Pedal Dancer®

TOURIST INFORMATION - NORWAY OPTIONS

Travel Guides to Bergen, Norway

Tourist Pass

Hiking

Biking in Bergen Norway
  • Bike Rentals: Armadillo Bike shop & service - Steinkjellergaten 8, 5003 Bergen, Norway http://www.armadillo-bike.blogspot.com/
  • CityBikes in Bergen: They may have a local government sponsored city bikes for free or hire (can’t find exact details). 

Cycling Tour Company in Bergen Norway
Boats & Fjords trips near Bergen, Norway

Tram Rides near Bergen, Norway

RESTAURANTS
  • Norway Restaurant & Bars - possibilities in Bergen. Recommended by local AirBnB hosts Lydia and René (who also happened to cancel our reservation for 4 persons).
  • Altona Vinbar - great wine bar with good food.>
  • The Tasting Room - great whiskey bar
  • Naboen Pub & Restaurant - definitely try plankestek
  • Boha Restaurant - great food and wine
  • Nama Japanese Fusion - the best sushi restaurant in the city
  • Enhjorningen Fiskerestaurant - Great fish restaurant in the historical part of Bergen
  • Bastant Stolegaten - Great brunch place on the weekends
  • Potetkjelleren Restaurant - Great food and wine (a bit pricey)

General restuarant guides to Bergen, Norway