As crowds gathered in the Nove Mesto venue, the buzzing of rollers could be heard throughout the pits. Anxious riders, warming up. Some making last minute adjustments as the World Championships is about to start for them. Spectator's eyes peer into team setups, hoping to catch a glimpse of the riders. The speaker announces 'riders, make your way to the call-up boxes' as the clock ticks away.
The men's U23 field gets ready.
As cheers for the men's U23 race settled down, the time had come for the women's field to make their way to the start boxes. With every single top rider present, it was a tough one to call in advance. Would we see Jolanda Neff dominating, or would Pendrel step it up again? Showtime ladies.