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2007 Cyclo-cross World Championships - Under 23, Hooglede-Gits, Belgium, January 27, 2007

Boom leads
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Kloucek leads a chasing group
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Rafael Visinelli
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Visinelli slips
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Rob Peeters leads
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Jamey Driscoll crashed
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Daniel Neyens searching
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Brian Zengeni
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Lars Boom
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Niels Albert
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Romain Villa
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Former world champion
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Rafael Visinelli
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Ian Field
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Yu Takenouchi from Japan
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Villa
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We run into Danny Summerhill,
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Lars Boom rides up
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Zdenek Stybar explaining
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Niels Albert was clearly disappointed,
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Lars Boom was emotional
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Romain Villa received
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Niels Albert can show some sort of smile
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Lars Boom
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Lars Boom enjoys the sound
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Niels Albert
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Lars Boom
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Staring to some flags...
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The u23 podium:
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The u23 podium:
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Kids playing
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Nipping the champagne...
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real gold?
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Former world champion Daniele Pontoni
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Romain Villa
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Lars Boom
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Allez, Allez Zimbabwe!
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Oh the bells (and very large crowds).
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Huge crowds greeted the U23 field.
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Crowds six deep in some parts
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Boom! Lars Boom (Ned) put the hammer down early
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Chance Nobel (USA).
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Jamey Driscoll (USA).
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Tetsuya Fujioka (JPN).
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Gorden Martin (Zimbabwe).
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Niels Albert (Bel), encouraged by his home crowd,
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Romain Villa (France) puts his all
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2006 World Champ Zdenek Stybar (Cze)
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Ninth place Rafael Visinelli (Italy).
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Daniel Neyens (USA).
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Yudai Izawa (JPN).
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Niels Albert (Bel), attempting to catch Lars Boom.
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Daniel Neyens (USA).
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Charles Tobias Marzot (USA).
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Brian Zengeni (Zimbabwe).
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Lars Boom (Ned) - 2007 U23 Cyclo-cross World Champion.
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Chance Nobel (USA) up the stairs
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Flags of the U23 podium.
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High heels and champagne.
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U23 Podium: Niels Albert (second), Lars Boom (first), Romain Villa (third).
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Lars Boom (Ned) focused
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Romain Villa (Fra) near the finish.
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Podium.
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Lars Boom (Ned) powers
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Niels Albert (Bel) fights
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Rob Peters in the sand.
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Jamey Driscoll (USA) struggled
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Niels Albert (Bel)
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Full podium.
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Boom, a deserving victor.
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The bunch approach the climb.
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Boom breaks from the bunch.
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Albert climbing.
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Boom conquers the stairs.
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Albert approaching the finish line
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Albert approaches the climb.
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Boom celebrates as he crosses the line.
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Lars Boom takes the 2007 title in style.
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The bunch passes through a large crowed.
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A Great Britain rider on the climb.
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A rider descends the hill.
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Jamey Driscoll.
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Ian Field
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Shaun Adamson
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Kyle Douglas
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Jamey Driscoll, USA heads to the start
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Former World Champion Danielle Pontoni gives some last minute encouragement to Rafael Visinelli (Italy)
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USGP Boulder Cup race organiser Chris Grelish was in attendence in his Primus Mootry orange jumpsuit
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The U23 riders wait for the start
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Lars Boom is hard to miss at the start of the U-23 race
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The view some of the riders had of the race
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Lar’s Boom, a man racing among boys
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Last year’s winner Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) would finish out of the medals in 4th
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Romain Villa (France) on the way to a Bronze medal
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The Dutch team have new skinsuits this year
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Zimbabwe riders appear in a reality TV show every week in Belgium, Allez Zimbabwe!
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One of the few times Belgian rider Niels Albert (Belgium) would see race winner Lars Boom (Netherlands) in the race
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French rider suffering in the mud
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Some days are better spent in bed
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Jamey Driscoll (USA) finishes in 36th position
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