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Gallery: More course recon of 'cross Worlds venue

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Marianne Vos seeks her sixth straight cyclo-cross world title and seventh of her career on Saturday afternoon in Hoogerheide

Marianne Vos seeks her sixth straight cyclo-cross world title and seventh of her career on Saturday afternoon in Hoogerheide
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Lars van der Haar will have plenty of support on Sunday afternoon for the men's cyclo-cross world champonship

Lars van der Haar will have plenty of support on Sunday afternoon for the men's cyclo-cross world champonship
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2013 'cross Worlds silver medalist Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) recons the Hoogerheide parcours

2013 'cross Worlds silver medalist Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) recons the Hoogerheide parcours
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Two-time World Cup champion and ten-time US national champion Katie Compton seeks her first world championship on Saturday afternoon

Two-time World Cup champion and ten-time US national champion Katie Compton seeks her first world championship on Saturday afternoon
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Steve Chainel (France)

Steve Chainel (France)
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Lars van der Haar (Netherlands) looks relaxed during his course recon

Lars van der Haar (Netherlands) looks relaxed during his course recon
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Belgium's Klaas Vantornout and Michael Vanthourenhout

Belgium's Klaas Vantornout and Michael Vanthourenhout
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Kevin Pauwels (Belgium) recons the Hoogerheide, Netherlands Worlds circuit

Kevin Pauwels (Belgium) recons the Hoogerheide, Netherlands Worlds circuit
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Enrico Franzoi (Italy)

Enrico Franzoi (Italy)
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Rob Peeters is part of Belgium's seven-man squad for Sunday's elite men's world championship

Rob Peeters is part of Belgium's seven-man squad for Sunday's elite men's world championship
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Elle Anderson (USA) checks out the 'cross Worlds course in Hoogerheide

Elle Anderson (USA) checks out the 'cross Worlds course in Hoogerheide
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Niels Wubben (Netherlands)

Niels Wubben (Netherlands)
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Belgium's Klaas Vantornout pre-rides the Worlds course on Friday

Belgium's Klaas Vantornout pre-rides the Worlds course on Friday
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Katie Compton (USA) pre-rides the Worlds course one day prior to the women's world championship

Katie Compton (USA) pre-rides the Worlds course one day prior to the women's world championship
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Germany's Hanka Kupfernagel powers through a mud sector

Germany's Hanka Kupfernagel powers through a mud sector
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European champion Helen Wyman (Great Britain) seeks a podium finish in Hoogerheide

European champion Helen Wyman (Great Britain) seeks a podium finish in Hoogerheide
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Enrico Franzoi (Italy)

Enrico Franzoi (Italy)
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A bronze medalist at the 2013 elite men's Worlds, Lars van der Haar will race his second elite world championship on home soil in Hoogerheide

A bronze medalist at the 2013 elite men's Worlds, Lars van der Haar will race his second elite world championship on home soil in Hoogerheide
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Belgium's Klaas Vantornout and Michael Vanthourenhout

Belgium's Klaas Vantornout and Michael Vanthourenhout
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Philipp Walsleben checks out the Worlds course in Hoogerheide

Philipp Walsleben checks out the Worlds course in Hoogerheide
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Belgium's Tom Meeusen recons the Hoogerheide 'cross Worlds venue

Belgium's Tom Meeusen recons the Hoogerheide 'cross Worlds venue
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Belgium's Tom Meeusen recons the Hoogerheide 'cross Worlds venue

Belgium's Tom Meeusen recons the Hoogerheide 'cross Worlds venue
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US champion Jeremy Powers pre-rides the 'cross Worlds circuit in Hoogerheide

US champion Jeremy Powers pre-rides the 'cross Worlds circuit in Hoogerheide
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The USA's Ryan Trebon in action during Friday's practice session in Hoogerheide

The USA's Ryan Trebon in action during Friday's practice session in Hoogerheide
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Kevin Pauwels will be one of Belgium's seven starters on Sunday afternoon for the elite men's world championship

Kevin Pauwels will be one of Belgium's seven starters on Sunday afternoon for the elite men's world championship
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The Hoogerheide, Netherlands venue is being prepped for this weekend's 'cross world championships

The Hoogerheide, Netherlands venue is being prepped for this weekend's 'cross world championships
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Mariusz Gil (Poland) takes advantage of Friday's practice session

Mariusz Gil (Poland) takes advantage of Friday's practice session
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Elle Anderson (USA) pre-rides the 'cross Worlds course in Hoogerheide

Elle Anderson (USA) pre-rides the 'cross Worlds course in Hoogerheide
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Arnaud Grand (Switzerland)

Arnaud Grand (Switzerland)
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Simon Zahner (Switzerland)

Simon Zahner (Switzerland)
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Radomir Simunek (Czech Republic)

Radomir Simunek (Czech Republic)
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Katie Compton (USA) is seeking her first 'cross world championship on Saturday afternoon

Katie Compton (USA) is seeking her first 'cross world championship on Saturday afternoon
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Meredith Miler (USA) checks out the Worlds circuit in Hoogerheide

Meredith Miler (USA) checks out the Worlds circuit in Hoogerheide
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The final pre-event practice sessions for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships took place on Friday morning and afternoon.

Plenty of this weekend's expected stars took advantage of the opportunity to pre-ride the parcours in Hoogerheide, Netherlands and for now the circuit is predominantly dry.

However, rain is forecast for Friday evening and is expected to extend into Saturday afternoon making for some muddy racing for the four world championship events on tap for the weekend.

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