Team USA left Norway with a medal in the under-23 time trial, as well as strong showings in a few other races.

Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: McNulty warm-up
Brandon McNulty warmed up at the BMC bus, thinking about his first time trial as a U23 competitor. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: McNulty TT
Cresting the short cobbled climb inside 3km to go, McNulty was in first place. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: McNulty TT
Last year’s winner of the junior time trial, McNulty put in a great performance in his first year in the U23 ranks. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: McNulty podium
Brandon McNulty on the podium for his second place finish, with winner Mikel Bjerg of Denmark and Corentin Ermenault of France in third. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Powless TT
An early race favorite in the U23 men’s time trial, Neilson Powless was on pace to finish second or third, putting two Americans on the podium. But a dropped chain and subsequent crash into the barriers left him in ninth place. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Powless RR
Powless on the cobbled climb in the U23 men’s road race in Bergen, Norway. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: French celebration
The tricolor French flag was raised in celebration after Benoit Cosnefroy won the U23 men’s road race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Oien U23
Another former Axeon rider now with Caja Rural, Justin Oien was was back riding with his friends and teammates for Team USA in the U23 road race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Dygert Owen TT
Chloé Dygert Owen was the bright spot for the United States in the women’s time trial, finishing in fourth place, just off the podium. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Dygert Owen TT
Dygert Owen had an excellent result, after recovering from physical problems that included a torn labrum and a bulging disc in her back earlier this season. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Stephens warm-up
The first rider to start the women’s time trial, Lauren Stephens warmed up on the rollers. She went on to finish eighth, putting two Americans in the top 10. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Rosskopf TT
National time trial champion Joey Rosskopf swept through a turn along the harbor and headed for the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Van Garderen TT
In the elite men’s time trial, Tejay van Garderen finished in 26th place. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Team USA
The American women led the charge up the corkscrew climb at the beginning of the women’s road race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Guarnier
Megan Guarnier was a big part of the support for Coryn Rivera early in the race, but a late race crash left her with serious injuries. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Stephens leads
With several teammates out of the race or injured, it was left to Stephens to lead the chase for Team USA alone. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Rivera in the pack
Rivera was the protected rider for Team USA, and she stayed out of the wind in the middle of the peloton all day. She just missed the final selection on Salmon Hill, and finished in 18th place. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Starting line
The start of the men’s road race was in Oygarden, with a spectacular view overlooking the bay and Bergen to the east. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Early break
The early break of the day in the men’s road race, with Alexey Vermeulen well-placed, rolled past a small fishing village after the scenic island start. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Salmon Hill
Lined with fans waving Norwegian flags, the steep climb up Salmon Hill was loud and colorful. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Vermeulen leads
Vermeulen led the riders in the break up the climb to the Salmon Hill summit. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: U23 Breakaway
The break in the men’s U23 road race was cheered on by Norwegian fans at the top of Salmon Hill. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Van Garderen
Van Garderen was well placed in the elite road race until a crash in the final laps took him out and left him unable to finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Peloton
Despite early expectations of bad weather for the championships, the men’s road race was greeted with beautiful blue skies and thousands of enthusiastic fans lining the summit of Salmon Hill. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Howes
Alex Howes was the top Team USA finisher in the men’s road race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Bergen crowd
In front of a huge crowd, the reduced peloton started up the cobbled climb with 4 laps to go. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Giant salmon
With a giant salmon overhead, the peloton ramped up the pace with one lap to go. Thousands of fans packed the final two kilometers of the course. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Young fan
A young fan waiting for the final men’s podium presentation got a prime viewpoint high on Dad’s shoulders. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Stapleton
Bob Stapleton, former owner of the Highroad cycling team and current chairman of the USA Cycling board of directors, was elected to the UCI Management Committee. He was on hand to present medals with the mayor of Bergen. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Team USA, 2017 UCI Road World Championships: Huge crowd
Capping off a week of big crowds for every event, the men’s road race podium drew an overwhelming crowd of thousands to the Bergen city square. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com