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2017 UCI Road World Championships – Women's road race

The Women's road race of the 2017 UCI Road World Championships is a cycling event that took place on 23 September 2017 in Bergen, Norway. It was won by Chantal Blaak of the Netherlands, ahead of Australian Katrin Garfoot and the defending champion, Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark.

Course

The race started and finished on the Festplassen in Bergen, with the riders completing eight laps of a circuit 19.1 km in length. The main feature of the circuit was the climb of Salmon Hill, about 7 km into the lap; the climb was 1.5 km long at an average gradient of 6.4%. At 152.8 km, the 2017 women's road race was the longest in the championships' history, surpassing the previous record of 140.05 km in 2013.

Qualification

Qualification was based mainly on the UCI World Ranking by nations as of 15 August 2017. The first five nations in this classification qualified seven riders to start, the next ten nations qualified six riders to start and the next five nations qualified five riders to start. All other nations had the possibility to send three riders to start. In addition to this number, the outgoing World Champion and the current continental champions were also able to take part.

Continental champions

UCI World Ranking by Nations

Rankings as at 15 August 2017.|| |

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Participating nations

153 cyclists from 47 nations were entered in the women's road race, however Cuba's sole representative Marlies Mejias did not start the race. The number of cyclists per nation is shown in parentheses.
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  • Final classification

    Of the race's 153 entrants, 77 riders completed the full distance of 152.8 km.