This September saw the 84th running of the Road Cycling World Championships. It was one for the history books, as Slovakian rider Peter Sagan picked up his third consecutive gold medal—the first man to achieve such a feat. In second place, and about a centimeter behind, was Norwegian Alexander Kristoff.
Photo: Albanian rider Redi Halilaj eyes the top of the final climb during the elite men's individual time trial. The day’s ride concluded with a grueling two-mile ascent of Mount Fløyen, on a narrow road with steep switchbacks and a 9-percent average grade.