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2017 UCI Road World Championships with SHIMANO

Read all about the 2017 UCI Road World Championships. Follow SHIMANO riders as they fight for coveted rainbow jerseys.


The 90th edition of the UCI Road World Championships kicks off Sunday, 17 September. Held in the picturesque town of Bergen, Norway, this event treats both riders and spectators to fabulous coastal landscapes, mountain views, fjords and much more.


Team Time Trial

17 September  ●  The team time trial is 42.5 km in length for both men’s and women’s teams. The riders depart from the Askøy archipelago, follow alongside a gorgeous fjord, before heading over the famous Askøy suspension bridge which is 1 km in length with a free span of 850 meters.

Once over the bridge, the riders tackle two climbs before reaching the finish. The first is 600 meters in length at a 10% average gradient. The second heads up towards Birkelundsbakken. It is 1.5 km of 7.2% average gradient with steep 16% leg-burning bits. Just before the finish is an energy-zapping 600 meter cobbled section.

The battle for victory is again expected to be between Quick-Step Floors and BMC. A possible upset can come from Team Sky as they made this race a priority.  

You can view the teams start list here.

Individual Time Trial

Tuesday, 19 September  ●  The elite women will race against the clock on a 21.1 km course that starts and ends in the Bergen region. The arduous Birkelundsbakken climb that hits 16% gradient, as well as 600 meters of cobbles await them on every lap.

Wednesday, 20 September  ●  The elite men will be contesting a 31 km, 592 altitude-meter course. The race will be decided in the last 3.4 km as it is a climb straight up Mount Fløyen with 9.1% average gradient. The course perfectly suits Giro winner Tom Dumoulin. And that's why he's the top favourite, but he's going to have to beat no-one less than Chris Froome. His hunger for success has still not been satiated, even after his historic double win in the Tour and the Vuelta.

Road Race

Saturday, 23 September  ●  The elite women will take on 8 laps of a 19.1 km circuit to total 152.8 km. The track is mainly undulating with one decisive climb up Salmon Hill, which is 1.5 km with 6.5% average gradient. The descent down the mountain is a technical one, which further makes this section the ideal springboard for breakaways.  

Sunday, 24 September  ●  The elite men ride 40 km of flat to slightly undulating terrain before hitting the 19.1 km circuit where they take on 11 laps for a total of 267.5 km. The circuit is the same as the elite women, to include Salmon Hill climb of 1.5 km with 6.5% average gradient. Will Peter Sagan grab his third world title in a row? That would be a unique achievement, as no cyclist has ever managed it before.

Complete Schedule of Events


17 September

12:05-13:55    Women’s Teams Time Trial | 42.5 km (26.4 mi)
15:35-17:25    Men’s Teams Time Trial | 42.5 km (26.4 mi)

18 September

10:35-11:50    Junior Women Time Trial | 16.1 km (10 mi)
13:05-17:35    Under-23 Men Time Trial | 37.2 km (23.1 mi)

19 September

11:35-13:30    Junior Men Time Trial | 21.1 km (13.1 mi)
15:55-17:15    Elite Women Time Trial | 21.1 km (13.1 mi)

20 September

13:05-17:45    Elite Men Time Trial | 31 km (19.3 mi)

22 September

10:05-12:15    Junior Women Road Race | 76.4 km (47.5 mi) 4 laps
13:15-17:35    Under-23 Men Road Race | 191.0 km (118.7 mi) 10 laps

23 September

09:30-12:45    Junior Men Road Race | 133.8 km (83.1 mi) 4 laps
13:15-17:15    Elite Women Road Race | 152.8 km (94.9 mi) 8 laps

24 September

10:05-16:50    Elite Men Road Race | 267.5 km (166.2 mi) 11 laps

Meet us at the Shimano truck

Come visit us at the blue SHIMANO truck for a chat, a picture of you and your friends as a souvenir or to check out and test the new Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets. We’ll also have giveaways, including our blue SHIMANO ponchos if rain is expected. 


We proudly support every SHIMANO rider, from cyclotourist to top level pro – every pedal stroke of the way. At the UCI Road World Championships, our men and women represent not only their respective countries but also all our hard work to best prepare them for victory.

Discover the 2017 Shimano-sponsored teams and riders.

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