Rainy Road Worlds Time Trial Competition in Bergen Comes to Close
The elite men’s field wrapped up the time trial competition on Wednesday at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway.
The challenging 31-kilometer course saw many riders opt to change out their time trial bikes for their road bikes on the fly -- in a cyclo-cross-like bike exchange -- before the final grueling climb to the finish. Adding to the challenge of the course were rain showers that moved in late in the day just as the top competitors took to the coastal streets of Bergen. Americans Tejay Van Garderen (Aspen, Colo./BMC Racing Team) and Joey Rosskopf (Decatur, Ga./BMC Racing Team), finished 26th and 41st, respectively. Van Garderen stopped the clock at 47 minutes, 28.52 seconds, while Rosskopf came in at 48:28.20. Tom Dumoulin (NED) took the win by nearly a minute in 44:41.00, followed by Primoz Roglic (SLO) 57.79 seconds back. Tour de France champion Chris Froome (GBR) earned the bronze in 46:02.25. Full 2017 UCI Road World Championships Individual Time Trial results Photo Gallery Following a rest day on Thursday, the road races open on Friday with the junior women and U23 men. The U.S. junior women will look to build on the silver medal won in last year’s race by Skylar Schneider. The four-member American team racing the four lap, 76.4-kilometer course will be Alijah Beatty (Washington, Iowa/NorthStar Development), Megan Heath (Alpharetta, Ga./Rally Sport Cycling Team), Summer Moak(Phoenix, Ariz./TWENTY20 Pro Cycling) and Abigail Youngwerth (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY20 Pro Cycling). The U23 men’s team is seeking the first American medal in the event since 2010. Will Barta (Boise, Idaho/Axeon Hagens Berman), Ian Garrison (Decatur, Ga./Axeon Hagens Berman), time trial silver medalist Brandon McNulty (Phoenix, Ariz./Rally Cycling), Justin Oien (Escondido, Calif./Caja Rural-Seguras RGA) and Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif./Axeon Hagens Berman) will take on the 191-kilometer course that includes 10 climbs of Mount Ulriken. Event Schedules and Details:
Breakfast with #Bergen2017: Depending on where you live, Bergen is 6 to 9 hours ahead of the continental United States - so you may have some early mornings ahead if you enjoy live coverage. To help you follow all the action, we want to share our favorite ways to follow #TeamUSA at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Broadcast and Live Stream: NBC Sports plans to live stream racing on their digital platforms and broadcast events on the Olympic Channel. Please check your local listings to confirm coverage time and location. All times are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) and the schedule is subject to change.
Cycling Media: Cyclingnews, CyclingTips, VeloNews and others will provide great race coverage via their websites and social media so please be sure to follow your favorites. Live Timing: Tissot Timing will once again provide live timing for the races. This is often the fastest way to get results and a great compliment to your broadcast or social media coverage. Bookmark the page to make sure it is just a click away. Social Media: Facebook
- Official Bergen 2017
- USA Cycling for behind the scenes images and athlete reposts
- Use the #Bergen2017 hashtag to follow the larger conversation