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Peter Sagan throughly enjoying himself on the podium

Peter Sagan throughly enjoying himself on the podium
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Norwegian fans and their flags

Norwegian fans and their flags
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Is a pirate ship the best way to watch a bike race? These fans think so

Is a pirate ship the best way to watch a bike race? These fans think so
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Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) got into the celebratory mood on the podium

Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) got into the celebratory mood on the podium
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Of course there were vikings on hand

Of course there were vikings on hand
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The junior men's race was also decided by a solo victor with Dane Julius Johansen taking the win

The junior men's race was also decided by a solo victor with Dane Julius Johansen taking the win
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WorldTour riders Benoit Cosnefroy (France) and Lennard Kämna (Germany) went one-two in the U23 road race

WorldTour riders Benoit Cosnefroy (France) and Lennard Kämna (Germany) went one-two in the U23 road race
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The Norway team riding in formation through the heart of Bergen

The Norway team riding in formation through the heart of Bergen
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The French team with U23 champion Benoit Cosnefroy on their shoulders

The French team with U23 champion Benoit Cosnefroy on their shoulders
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Salmon was unavoidable in Bergen

Salmon was unavoidable in Bergen
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Elena Pirrone does the junior women's double in Bergen

Elena Pirrone does the junior women's double in Bergen
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The Italian tifosi were out in force

The Italian tifosi were out in force
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The junior Italian women's team had a highly successful Worlds

The junior Italian women's team had a highly successful Worlds
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A Norwegian fan with a paint on skin suit

A Norwegian fan with a paint on skin suit
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Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) struggles to comprehend her solo win

Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) struggles to comprehend her solo win
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The short cobble section of the circuit

The short cobble section of the circuit
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Peter Sagan celebrates his third rainbow jersey with his family

Peter Sagan celebrates his third rainbow jersey with his family
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'Eddy the Boss'

'Eddy the Boss'
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The men's start line in the early evening won the race was done and dusted

The men's start line in the early evening won the race was done and dusted
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Peter Sagan (Slovakia) soaks in the jersey presentation

Peter Sagan (Slovakia) soaks in the jersey presentation
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New UCI president David Lappartient with 2014 Worlds winner Michał Kwiatkowski on the start line

New UCI president David Lappartient with 2014 Worlds winner Michał Kwiatkowski on the start line
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The waterfront of Bergen added to the colourful circuit

The waterfront of Bergen added to the colourful circuit
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The Norway team riding past the massive flags out on course

The Norway team riding past the massive flags out on course
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Katrine Aalerud (Norway) in the late afternoon shadows

Katrine Aalerud (Norway) in the late afternoon shadows
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Sarah Roy (Australia) rides through the long afternoon shadows

Sarah Roy (Australia) rides through the long afternoon shadows
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There was plenty of yarn bombing done at the base of Mt Fløyen

There was plenty of yarn bombing done at the base of Mt Fløyen
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The moment Tom Dumoulin realises he's world champion

The moment Tom Dumoulin realises he's world champion
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One small section of Mt Fløyen that wasn't packed with fans

One small section of Mt Fløyen that wasn't packed with fans
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A face of concentration from Patrick Haller in the U23 time trial

A face of concentration from Patrick Haller in the U23 time trial
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The riders buzzed through Bergen with little time to enjoy the scenary

The riders buzzed through Bergen with little time to enjoy the scenary
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The contrasting emotions of the U23 TT

The contrasting emotions of the U23 TT
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Edoardo Affini (Italy) riding along the Bergen waterfront

Edoardo Affini (Italy) riding along the Bergen waterfront
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Elena Pirrone with the first of her two gold medals

Elena Pirrone with the first of her two gold medals
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There were interesting murals in Bergen during the Worlds

There were interesting murals in Bergen during the Worlds
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Lauren Dolan rode through pain and a deep cut to her leg in the junior women's race

Lauren Dolan rode through pain and a deep cut to her leg in the junior women's race
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The Sunweb team celebrate while BMC and Sky wonder what could have been

The Sunweb team celebrate while BMC and Sky wonder what could have been
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The moment Sunweb realise they are TTT world champions

The moment Sunweb realise they are TTT world champions
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No hiding the excitement of the Sunweb team

No hiding the excitement of the Sunweb team
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There weren't too many mountain goats in Bergen

There weren't too many mountain goats in Bergen
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Mikkel Bjerg pulling on the rainbow jersey

Mikkel Bjerg pulling on the rainbow jersey
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Tom Pidcock won the junior men's TT title for GB

Tom Pidcock won the junior men's TT title for GB
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The base of Mt Fløyen

The base of Mt Fløyen
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Chris Froome towards the top of Mt Fløyen, riding to bronze in the TT

Chris Froome towards the top of Mt Fløyen, riding to bronze in the TT
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Tom Dumoulin riding out of the shadows and into the rainbow jersey

Tom Dumoulin riding out of the shadows and into the rainbow jersey
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For some riders, this is as close as they got to the rainbow in Bergen

For some riders, this is as close as they got to the rainbow in Bergen
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Yves Lampaert takes the tight inside line up Mt Fløyen

Yves Lampaert takes the tight inside line up Mt Fløyen
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Alexey Lutsenko's bike change was one of the worst during the day

Alexey Lutsenko's bike change was one of the worst during the day
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Plenty of riders opted to change bikes for the time trial

Plenty of riders opted to change bikes for the time trial
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The smiling world champion, Annemiek van Vleuten with her gold medal

The smiling world champion, Annemiek van Vleuten with her gold medal
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Annemiek van Vleuten riding to her first rainbow jersey

Annemiek van Vleuten riding to her first rainbow jersey
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Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen was the silver medallist in the TT

Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen was the silver medallist in the TT
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Andreas Leknessund recovers after going deep in the TT

Andreas Leknessund recovers after going deep in the TT
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2010 World champion Thor Hushovd taking in his home worlds

2010 World champion Thor Hushovd taking in his home worlds
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The Bergen World Championships promised to be one of the more scenic editions of the premier event and duly delivered. The first Worlds held in Norway since Olso in 1993 also provided memorable and historic racing with Peter Sagan's third consecutive title on Sunday the final act.

Starting with the men and women's team time trial, the Bergen and Norwegian fans packed the roadside with vocal and visual support for the riders. It was Sunweb taking the win in both races and setting up a week of Dutch dominance. Italy's junior women's squad then took centre stage with Elena Pirrone confirming her talent on the world stage.

Tom Dumoulin and Annemiek van Vleuten continued the Dutch success in Bergen with the time trial titles as the crowds again came out in support of the riders. The Mont Floyen finale to the men's time trial was unlike anything is seen before at the Worlds for a race against the clock and has set the new standard for the event.

The road races saw even great numbers of fans along the Bergen circuit with Norwegian flags adding the colourful spectacle. The noise and number of fans were in stark contrast to the Doha 2016 Worlds.

Cyclingnews has put together a gallery of some of the best photos from the week of racing. Click or swipe through the gallery above for a close look at the photos.