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Wout van Aert (Belgium) heads up the start list for Sunday’s Elite Men’s race at the 2018 World Championships, but Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) enters as the favorite on his home soil. Van Aert is looking for his third-straight Worlds win after winning in 2016 and 2017. Van der Poel is seeking his second Elite win to go with the championship he won in 2015.

Wout van Aert has seemingly been chasing after a ghost in Mathieu van der Poel this season. 2018 Telenet UCI World Cup Nommay. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Wout van Aert has seemingly been chasing after a ghost in Mathieu van der Poel this season. 2018 Telenet UCI World Cup Nommay. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

The seven-rider U.S. team includes Stephen Hyde, Tobin Ortenblad, Kerry Werner, Jeremy Powers, Jack Kisseberth, Cody Kaiser and Tristan Cowie. Canada is represented by Michael van den Ham and Mark McConnell and Garry Millburn is representing Australia.

Tobin Ortenblad swaps race stories with Kerry Werner and his chain. 2018 Reno Cyclocross National Championships. © J. Vander Stucken / Cyclocross Magazine

Tobin Ortenblad is making his first European trip of the season for Worlds. 2018 Reno Cyclocross National Championships. © J. Vander Stucken / Cyclocross Magazine

The full Elite Men’s start list is below.

The Men’s race begins at 9 a.m. Eastern on Sunday. Stay tuned for more on watching this weekend’s racing.

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

Elite Men's Start List: 2018 World Championships

BibNameCountry
1VAN AERT Wout
BEL
2SWEECK Laurens
BEL
3AERTS Toon
BEL
4VANTHOURENHOUT Michael
BEL
5HERMANS Quinten
BEL
6MERLIER Tim
BEL
7SOETE Daan
BEL
S 8PAUWELS Kevin
BEL
S 9ADAMS Jens
BEL
10VAN DER POEL Mathieu
NED
11VAN KESSEL Corne
NED
12VAN DER HAAR Lars
NED
13VAN DER POEL David
NED
14GODRIE Stan
NED
S 15VAN AMERONGEN Thijs
NED
S 16VAN DEN BRAND Twan
NED
S 17VAN LEEUWEN Patrick
NED
18FORSTER Lars
SUI
19ZAHNER Simon
SUI
20WILDHABER Marcel
SUI
21SAGESSER Severin
SUI
22BOROS Michael
CZE
23PAPRSTKA Tomas
CZE
24NESVADBA Jan
CZE
25HEKELE Emil
CZE
26CHAINEL Steve
FRA
27CANAL Fabien
FRA
28BOULO Matthieu
FRA
29MOUREY Francis
FRA
30HYDE Stephen
USA
31ORTENBLAD Tobin
USA
32WERNER Kerry
USA
33POWERS Jeremy
USA
34 KISSEBERTH Jack
USA
35 KAISER Cody
USA
36 COWIE Tristan
USA
37 ESTEBAN AGUERO Ismael
ESP
38 ORTS LLORET Felipe
ESP
39 RUIZ DE LARRINAGA IBANEZ Javier
ESP
40 HERNANDEZ GUTIERREZ Aitor
ESP
41 BRAIDOT Luca
ITA
42 BERTOLINI Gioele
ITA
43 FONTANA Marco Aurelio
ITA
44 BRAIDOT Daniele
ITA
45 SAMPARISI Nicolas
ITA
46SAMPARISI Lorenzo
ITA
47COLLEDANI Nadir
ITA
48 HANSEN Kenneth
DEN
49 VAN DEN HAM Michael
CAN
50 MCCONNELL Mark
CAN
51 BAUSCH Gusty
LUX
52 DIAS DOS SANTOS Vincent
LUX
53 THILTGES Scott
LUX
54 MEISEN Marcel
GER
55 WEBER Sascha
GER
56 MULLER Manuel
GER
57 KOSAKA Hikaru
JPN
58 TAKENOUCHI Yu
JPN
59 HARING Martin
SVK
60 GLAJZA Ondrej
SVK
61 FIELD Ian
GBR
62 OMARSSON Ingvar
ISL
63 ERIKSSON Martin
SWE
64 KINNING Glenn
IRL
65 MILLBURN Garry
AUS