Huge Crowds Line Bergen Streets as Road Worlds Conclude


Fans turned out in droves in Bergen for the men's road race
Fans turned out in droves in Bergen for the men's road race (photo by Casey B. Gibson)
(Sept. 24, 2017) – Massive crowds lined the streets of Bergen Sunday to cheer on the men’s road race competitors as the 2017 UCI Road World Championships came to a rousing close in Norway. An estimated 100,000 people gathered in downtown for a festive atmosphere to cap the weeklong event.

Alex Howes (Boulder, Colo./Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling) was the top American on Sunday, finishing in a large group, 2:32 back in 53rd place. Peter Sagan won his third world championship title in a sprint finish, covering the 267.5-kilometer course in 6:28:11. He outsprinted hometown favorite Alexander Kristoff (NOR) and Michael Matthews (AUS).

In addition to Howes, other U.S. finishers were Keil Reijnen (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Trek-Segafredo) in 109th and Joey Rosskopf (Decatur, Ga./BMC Racing Team) in 124th. Also competing for Team USA were Nate Brown (Covington, Tenn./Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling), Tejay Van Garderen (Aspen, Colo./BMC Racing Team) and Alexey Vermeulen (Pinckney, Mich./Team LottoNL-Jumbo) who made some noise in an early breakaway.

The 2017 Road World Championships are now in the history books.

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