Gallery: Arctic Race of Norway 2017, the most beautiful race in the world

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Still only four editions old, The Arctic Race of Norway has already earned itself the label of “the world’s most beautiful race”.

Photographs: Pauline Ballet and Gautier Demouveaux / ARN
Arctic Race

A stunning aerial shot as the Arctic Race of Norway crosses one of Norway’s many magnificent bridges



Norwegian National Road Champion, Rasmus Fossum Tiller of Joker Icopal, gets into the zone




The race dogs in Norway are a bit fancier than the ones at the Tour



The race rolls around another picture postcard Norwegian fishing village



The back of the bunch but spot the leader, on the left and in blue



That’s one way to get a family photo



Though the crowds be but little, they are fierce



Is this a bike race, or a Bond film? Island hopping at the Arctic Race of Norway



American Pro-Continental cycling team Novo Nordisk are big fish fans



Home favourite Alexander Kristoff charges to victory on stage 2 of the Arctic Race


Dylan Teuns Arctic Race


“Attack is the best defence” for overall winner, Dylan Teuns. The BMC rider launched a cunning late charge to take the final stage and secure his biggest win since… last week


Correction: An earlier version of this article referred to Team Novo Nordisk as Norwegian.


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