Our coverage of the 2018 Worlds is presented by Julbo Eyewear.

Our coverage of the 2018 Worlds is presented by Julbo Eyewear. Check out the glasses that 2018 National Champion Stephen Hyde wears.

On Thursday, Team USA got a chance to look at the muddy Valkenburg course for this weekend’s World Championships. More rain came overnight and into Friday, and when riders ventured out for the Friday pre-ride, they found even more mud.

Photographer Bart Hazen put on his boots and rain pants and headed to the venue for Friday afternoon’s course inspection. Get an idea of what riders are in for (mud) during the racing this weekend.

For more from Valkenburg-Limburg, see our dedicated 2018 World Championships page.

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Bart Hazen Photo Gallery: 2018 Worlds Friday Pre-Ride

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The course features a lot of climbing. 2018 Valkenburg World Championships, Friday Course Inspection. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

The course features a lot of climbing. 2018 Valkenburg World Championships, Friday Course Inspection. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

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