Under-23 world champion Halvorsen to remain at Joker in 2017

New U23 world champion Kristoffer Halvorsen (Norway)

New U23 world champion Kristoffer Halvorsen (Norway) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Much like a Super Bowl MVP, there is traditionally one pressing question for the winner of the under-23 road race at the UCI Road World Championships: "What's next?" More often than not, the answer is that the rainbow jersey is going to the relative Disneyland of the WorldTour, but 2016 champion Kristoffer Halvorsen is set to buck that trend. The Norwegian told reporters in Doha on Thursday afternoon that he is set to remain for at least another season with Continental outfit Team Joker–Byggtorget.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.