Tech: Inside the Belgian headquarters at the cyclo-cross world championships

A peek inside what makes the 'cross powerhouse tick

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.com

Consider this: the Belgian national brought 20 riders to Louisville, Kentucky, for the first-ever UCI cyclo-cross world championship to be held on US soil. What's it take to support 20 riders? Try 66 bikes, 140 sets of wheels (all with tires mounted, mind you), countless spare parts and repair equipment and an army of team mechanics and staff. The Belgians aren't just coming – they're here, and in a big, big way.

We took a tour of their team area, which occupied a sizable conference room inside a local hotel. While it's not a proper service course by any means, it's awfully impressive considering the logistics of getting all of these people and gear here. Sit back and be awestruck.

Also, stay tuned for more in-depth features on some key Belgian team bikes, too. We're just getting started here.

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