Saturday September 16.

September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: The World Championship kicked off with the opening ceremony at Torgallmenningen, Bergen’s main square. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Mayor Marte Mjøs Persen speaks at the opening ceremony for the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Young fans Eskil (11, from left), Endre (10) and Gaute (9) with an offical mascot at the opening ceremony for the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Norwegian minister of culture Linda Hofstad Helleland speaks at the opening ceremony for the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: UCI president Brian Cookson speaks at the opening ceremony for the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Crowds at the opening ceremony for the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: A 12 year old boy named Eric celebrating at the opening ceremony for the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: The “Fargespill” performers at the opening ceremony for the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Local teams and companies compete in a relay race up Mt. Fløyen, a public event on the day of the opening of the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Here, local youth Jakob Aarskog Sætersdal from Team Viking finishes accompanied by Norwegian former cycling pro Thor Hushovd. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Local companies compete in a relay race up Mt. Fløyen, a public event on the day of the opening of the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Local companies compete in a relay race up Mt. Fløyen, a public event on the day of the opening of the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Local companies compete in a relay race up Mt. Fløyen, a public event on the day of the opening of the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Training for the Mt. Fløyen part of the elite time trial that will take place on Wednesday September 20. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Training for the Mt. Fløyen part of the elite time trial that will take place on Wednesday September 20. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Sisters Jenny Djønne, at left, and Hedda Mogen Greve, at right, feed the goats on Mt. Fløyen, some of who are dressed up in cycling shirts, before the opening of the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Party goat. With the help of her daughters Jenny Djønne, at left, and Hedda Mogen Greve, at right, Fløybanen director Anita Nybø dresses up the local goats on Mt. Fløyen before the opening of the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune
September 16, 2017, Bergen, Norway: Ahmed Alamuri from the Fløyen restaurant raises the flags on Mt. Fløyen before the opening of the UCI 2017 Road World Championships. Photo by Eivind Senneset, Bergen kommune

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