Part of the Belgian National Team, led by Sven Nys, Aernouts and Peeters, climbed over the course fencing to sample the Worlds cyclocross course at Eva Bandman park (despite the organizers’ Tweet that “the [course] is NOT open to pre-riding”).

We don’t profess to be great at Flemish, but our rough translation is that the crew initially giggles at the simplicity and lack of technical features of the early grass section of the course, only later to be surprised by the vertical change in the woods, as well as the sand pit.

Sven Nys' biggest challenge in Louisvile so far? Escaping his bandit pre-ride on the Louisville course.

Sven Nys’ biggest challenge in Louisvile so far? Escaping his bandit pre-ride on the Louisville course.

The highlight of the video and the biggest challenge for Nys, the amazing bike handler? Hopping the fence to get off the course.

Enjoy the video below, courtesy of Nieuwsblad.be.