With a chosen slogan of “Race to Celebrate” for the 90th Road World Championships, the Norwegians really set the bar high. Now that the 12 competitions spread over nine days are over, it is clear they indeed nailed it. The event was both spectacular and inspiring for racers and spectators alike. Top performances of all winners in the various competitions set the stage for a climactic final: Peter Sagan as the first rider ever(!) to win three World Championships in a row.
The Norwegians, along with folks from all over the world, created a celebratory buzz around all the races held in and around the host town of Bergen. They lined almost every meter of the tracks, donning every form of country spirit. They cheered heartily and respectfully for all riders, from first to last place, in every competition.
Countless astounding views, ranging from colourfully painted wooden houses lining the water to picturesque mountains and fjords, significantly added to the ambiance.
The racing itself played out just as extraordinary as its surrounding atmosphere.