The powerhouse Belgian national team has arrived in the United States for the upcoming UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships and has proceeded to settle into the Louisville, Kentucky area.
Mechanics have been hard at work assembling the sizable number of team bikes while the riders have been brushing off the jet lag with training rides both indoors and outdoors. While not officially open for course recon yet, nonetheless the Belgian squad hopped on the Worlds parcours in Eva Bandman Park for a preview.
When not occupied with training, the riders have been involved in the usual litany of off-the-bike activities such as speaking to the media and passing the time on a couch, either watching television or playing video games.
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Stay tuned for Cyclingnews' complete coverage of this weekend's historic world championship, the first time 'cross Worlds have been hosted outside of Europe. The junior men and U23 men compete on Saturday followed by the elite women and men on Sunday.