With so much quality lining up, it will be very tough for all involved.
Junior European Champion Egor Puchkarevskiy, looked in blistering form in Bulgaria as he stormed to gold in irrepressible fashion and has been installed as one of the main contenders in Székesfehérvar. He leads a strong Russian team that includes Oleg Naumov, Kirill Beliakov and Ilya Shugarov.
Defending Champion Valentin Belaud will be amongst the favourites to win the competition proper after a solid showing at the Junior European Championships earlier this month where he was part of the French team than won both the Team event and the Men’s Relay. Arthur Boube, Alexandre Henrard and Andy Genard will be hoping to emulate the success of their compatriots at the European Youth As who won gold.
The hopes of the home nation lie with Gergely Demeter, who will be keen to make amends for an underwhelming performance at the Junior Europeans in Sofia. After struggling for form following his silver at the Junior Worlds last year, Denys Pavlyuk of Ukraine will be another athlete looking to re-ignite his campaign.
On paper, Great Britain look like one of the strongest teams with World Cup #1 bronze medallist and World No.14 Joseph Evans spearheading their group. Sam Curry, who took bronze at the Junior Europeans and National Champion Joseph Choong add real steel and balance to the squad with Thomas Toolis completing the quartet.
US National Champion Nathan Schrimsher is also one to keep an eye on, as is Eslam Hamad of Egypt.