Belgian world champions Sanne Cant and Wout van Aert will be among the contenders at the European Cycling Union's (UEC) Cyclo-Cross European Championships in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch.
Three days of cycling competition will see 272 riders from 20 countries taking place in the event.
They will compete across the men's and women's elite events, as well as in the under 23 and junior categories.
The current world champions, Sanne Cant and Wout van Aert, both of Belgium, will compete.
Mathieu van der Poe, the current European champion, will also be a strong contender in the men's event, as will Marianne Vos of the Netherlands in the women's competition.
"We are about to experience a great weekend of Cyclo-Cross in the prestigious setting of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Cyclo-Cross has always been one of the most popular disciplines in Europe which has been proved over the last few seasons and also for this edition since the best world specialists will be competing," said Rocco Cattaneo, President of the European Cycling Union (UEC).
"The great media interest in these Championships is the best proof that we will have a high level event which is one of the most eagerly awaited of the season."
The Pan American Cyclo-cross Championships will also take place at the same time in Canada at Little Lake Park in Midland.
300 racers will compete in either the elite, junior, under 23 or masters category of the competition.
"This event represents two important milestones; not only is this the first time the event has been hosted in Canada, but the very first time this event will offer official Pan Am titles to Masters riders," said Josh Peacock, events manager at Cycling Canada.