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Riders, teams train in Austria for Worlds road race – Gallery

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Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)

Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium)
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Blue skies and beautiful mountains frame Team USA on a training ride

Blue skies and beautiful mountains frame Team USA on a training ride
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Colombian Sergio Henao

Colombian Sergio Henao
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Team Italy

Team Italy
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The Italain women keep pace in Innsbruck

The Italain women keep pace in Innsbruck
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A Team Portugal rider on a road race climb

A Team Portugal rider on a road race climb
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Young Belgian riders get in a training ride

Young Belgian riders get in a training ride
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Riders from Great Britain ride in Innsbruck

Riders from Great Britain ride in Innsbruck
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The Belgian team gets ready for a training ride

The Belgian team gets ready for a training ride
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Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet and Xandro Meurisse

Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet and Xandro Meurisse
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Tiesj Benoot (Belgium)

Tiesj Benoot (Belgium)
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Ben Hermans (Belgium)

Ben Hermans (Belgium)
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Tim Wellens (Belgium)

Tim Wellens (Belgium)
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The finish truss is up and waiting for the races

The finish truss is up and waiting for the races
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Team USA riders en masse in Innsbruck

Team USA riders en masse in Innsbruck
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An Austrian rider is bundled up against the cold

An Austrian rider is bundled up against the cold
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Team Austria train in Innsbruck

Team Austria train in Innsbruck
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Team Austria

Team Austria
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Slovenian riders show off some tricks on their training ride

Slovenian riders show off some tricks on their training ride
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The Italain women keep pace in Innsbruck

The Italain women keep pace in Innsbruck
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Chinese riders on the road in Austria

Chinese riders on the road in Austria
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Eritrean riders are hoping for an upset result this week

Eritrean riders are hoping for an upset result this week
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Amanda Spratt and Lucy Kennedy of Australia ride through the finish line

Amanda Spratt and Lucy Kennedy of Australia ride through the finish line
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The annual migration of the world's best cyclists is taking place in Innsbruck, Austria, this week for the UCI Road World Championships, and the roads are thick with riders who hope to represent their countries well.

After six days of racing, just two events remain: Saturday's elite women's road race and Sunday's elite men's finale. Rainbow jerseys have already been awarded in the team time trials, individual time trials, and junior and U23 road races.

Throughout the week, riders have been visiting the venues and reconnoitring the courses in anticipation of this weekend's marquee events. Click or swipe through the gallery above for a look at some of their training rides.