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Europe's BMX riders in pre-Baku showdown

Laura Smulders of the Netherlands
Laura Smulders of the Netherlands. Sander Koning/EPA
The 3 Nations Cup offered a taste of what's to come at Baku 2015

Denmark's Simone Christensen and Laura Smulders of the Netherlands faced off at the recent 3 Nations Cup in a preview of what is to come at Baku 2015.

The 21-year-old Dane took first place in the women's competition at the Baarn course in the Netherlands, with Smulders finishing second.

Other riders who will also compete at Baku 2015 included Elke Vanhoof of Belgium, who finished fourth, and Merle van Benthem of the Netherlands, who grabbed sixth place.

The men's race was won by Dutch rider Raymon van der Biezen, with his Baku-bound compatriot Jelle van Gorkom finishing in second place.


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    The 3 Nations Cup offered a taste of what's to come at Baku 2015
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