The best ten teams got an honorable presentation in front of the thousands of spectators in Aachen ahead of the team final. The German team had brought their own mascot to join them in the cabriolet taking them around the arena. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
We are not quite sure what Henrik von Eckermann has spotted next to the Swedish car.
Rikke Haastrup working on her royal wave with help form Andreas Schou.
The Spanish team were on a good mood....
.... especially Sergio enjoyed photographing the people outside the car while they tried to get a snapshot of him.
The Irish team arrived late and had to throw themselves into the car to make it in time.
The Swiss team did not look too optimistic ahead of the class... Luckily things change fast in this sport.
The British team has riders at all ages. Jessica Mendoza is only 19 years old while Michael Whitaker turned 55 earlier this year. Joe Clee is more or less in the middle with his 37 years.
This is a face we love. Always a nice smile from Rob Ehrens, the Dutch chef d'equipe.
Team France with Kevin Staut, Jerome Hurel and Simon Delestre.
Denis Lynch, Greg Broderick and Cian O'Connor looked satisfied after their presentation.
Martin Fuchs, Janika Sprunger and Paul Estermann from team Switzerland.
Team Ukraine, here represented by Rene Tebbel, Katharina Offel and Ferenc Szentirmai.
Looks like the British riders they had a good time in the arena.
All smiles from Ludger, Daniel and Christian.
And last, but not the least: Maikel van der Vleuten, Jur Vrieling and Gerco Schröder. Reigning World and European Champions.