Cyclocross Worlds Picks

So cyclocross world championships is upon us this weekend and I was just wondering who everyone favored to win the Elite Men's event? 

I'm fairly certain Katie Compton will take the women's event, assuming she gets the muddy technical conditions she was hoping for. 

But I can't figure out who's the favorite for the Men's race.  Albert, Nys, Boom, and Vervecken all come to mind.  There a couple others that could do it too, Stybar and Wellens to name two. 

So what do you all think?


[Chris] Your humble editor chimes in -- I can't do a big preview any justice, but the races (men's and women's) will both be live on Cycling.TV and on-demand at

p.s.- I added a couple of links to some previews and info that others had already included in the comments.  Thanks to everyone for compiling all this info, teamwork is great.