Gallery: Best of the Worlds 2012

Photo highlights from the UCI Road World Championships

Be it the newly-integrated team time trial, the individual races against the clock or the road races - the last couple of weeks at the World Championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands, have provided cycling fans around the world with some amazing races and stunning results.

From Philippe Gilbert's (Belgium) stunning win in the men's road race, to Marianne Vos (Netherlands) sending the home crowds into ecstasy in the women's race, the Valkenburg Worlds have provided some of the most thrilling racing this season.

It hasn't just been about the top-level professionals. Matej Mohoric, Alexey Lutsenko, and Lucy Garner have all marked themselves as riders to watch in the coming years.

Cyclingnews has put together some of the greatest moments captured by the world's best cycling photographers for our readers to enjoy.

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