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Norway to send as many riders as possible to Worlds road race

Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) with Norwegian fans.

Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) with Norwegian fans. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Norwegian cycling federation, Norges Cykleforbund (NCF), will send as many riders as it can to the men's elite World Championship road race, on September 27. The nation was ranked ninth in the latest round of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) world rankings and according to UCI rules, it may send up to nine riders for the worlds road race.

This year has seen a changing of the traditionally European guard amongst nations at the top of the World rankings. The Netherlands and France find themselves able to select just six riders for the championship race after slipping down the UCI's list. Their departure from the top 10 has opened the door to nations including Great Britain, the United States and Norway, who will each be eligible to select nine riders.