Van Empel roars clear when season-long nemesis Puck Pieterse slides out midway through greasy Hoogerheide race.
Youngster Van Empel captures emotional first world title in front of home crowds: 'There’s a massive weight coming off my shoulders.'
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Top favorite Van Aert racing ‘for honor’ in headline cyclocross clash with Van der Poel as Belgian waits on bigger goals in spring.
Van der Poel hunts first cyclocross world title on Dutch soil as father and course-designer Adrie insists he's not rebuilt the circuit for his son.
The Van Empel-Pieterse and Van Aert-Van der Poel duels, the specialists looking to surprise, the Hoogerheide circuit, and more.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider believes Van Aert is the favorite to take the cyclocross world title.
‘I think it will be 50-50’: New chapter in Van Aert vs Van der Poel epic to be written at ‘cross worlds
Little to separate two cyclocross titans in eighth elite world title clash when counting recent form, historical records, Dutch crowds.
Van der Poel, Pieterse reconfirm world championship favorites status with two dominant victories.
Jumbo-Visma pair Van Aert, Van Empel makes pre-world championship statement with huge solo wins in the Flandriencross.
None of Van Aert, Van der Poel, Van Empel, Pieterse share startines this weekend in anticipation-building final round of racing.
Fem van Empel overcomes Puck Pieterse after four-rider throwdown in scintillating women's race.
Wout van Aert, Tom Pidcock, Mathieu van der Poel headline debut race at tourism hotspot in first Spanish World Cup in a decade.
Sixteen racers across the Junior, U23 and Elite levels will be headed to the Netherlands February 2-5
Shirin van Anrooij delivers masterclass on notoriously tough sandy circuit to top fellow Gen-Z sensations Pieterse, Van Empel.
Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado dominates women's race, closes in on Superprestige title
Pidcock may not beat Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel at the February worlds, but all of cyclocross loses if he doesn't start.
Racing against the elite women, Jorja Bond learns that being comfortable with the uncomfortable is an important milestone.
Dutchman finishes second to Wout van Aert in sandy race.
Shirin van Anrooij masters Koksijde sand dunes to take convincing win ahead of Fem van Empel.
Cyclocross is measured by individual results, but there's a strong team behind every ride.
Pieterse rides away with another victory and Brand nudges into series lead in women's race.
Henry Rapinz reveals how riders try to maximize rest and recovery during the frantic ‘kerstperiode’ in Belgium.
Ineos Grenadiers star will race only one more CX race before pivoting to the road and the spring classics.
Elsa Westenfelder on the balancing act between racing in Europe and planning her collegiate future.
Cyclocross: Two of the 'Big Three' sat out, and a familiar cast of characters filled the void.
Shirin van Anrooij cruises to her third victory in a week.
Pidcock on his best race yet against the 'Big Three': 'I got a new sauna. I haven't used it yet'
Puck Pieterse holds lead wire to wire in the women's elite race.
Twelve US junior riders will race some of the iconic races on the cyclocross calendar. Check VeloNews for rider diaries in the coming days.
Cyclocross: Clash of the titans lights up the Superprestige race at Zolder as Alvarado wins to narrow gap in series lead.
Shirin van Anrooij beats back teammate Lucinda Brand in women's race as young talents continue to dominate CX peloton.
Pidcock on sandy podium at Zilvermeercross: 'It will always be difficult for me in the sand. I train on it, but I'm not getting any better at it.'
Cyclocross: Shirin van Anrooij wins with Clara Honsinger riding into the top-10 with eighth.
Cyclocross: Jumbo-Visma's top stars map out calendars on the way to worlds at Hoogerheide in February.
A broken hand hampered Brand's cyclocross season but she's still hopeful of hitting form for the worlds in Hoogerheide.
Four-time US national 'cross champ talks race commentary, and the challenges facing CX in the wake of huge growth of gravel.
Horror day for Pauwels SauzenBingoal's other two toppers as Fem van Empel and Eli Iserbyt both crash heavily and abandon.
Mathieu van der Poel, Fem van Empel, Eli Iserbyt and Co. on course for frozen conditions and deep snow at 1,300m ski town.
Curtis White picked up his first stars and stripes jersey in a tight battle with the defending champion.
Clara Honsinger proved once again that she is the best American cyclocross racer of the moment.
Eric Brunner kept his title defense close on a snowy day in the Northeast.
Raylyn Nuss and Austin Killips rounded out the podium on a snowy day in the northeast. Maddie Munro and Kaya Musgrave take the U23 and junior titles, respectively.
The Belgian champ overcomes two major mishaps to finish ahead of Laurens Sweeck and Tom Pidcock.
Dutch sweep the podium with Puck Pieterse and Denise Betsema in second and third.
Collegiate cycling's best cyclocross riders went head to head on the third day of the national championships.
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'There are going to be some battles' — here's what the cyclocross stars said after Sunday's sandy sprint in Antwerp.
Van der Poel surges clear in the opening laps and keeps Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock at bay in Antwerp battle through the sand.
The 20-year-old Dutch rider wins her fifth World Cup victory of the season.
UPDATED: Van Alphen blazes to win, Betsema slots into series lead in tight women's race.
Van Aert, Pidcock and Van der Poel cross swords Sunday in Antwerp in action-packed cyclocross weekend.
The Frenchwoman returns to racing after a short break as she continues her cyclocross season.
Cyclocross's "big three" are destined to face off Sunday in Antwerp.
The Dutch rider broke her right hand in a training crash in October and had to have surgery.
'There's still work to do to be back at my top level,' Van der Poel says best is still to come as he works toward worlds clash with Wout van Aert.
Four-time world champion rampages to win first 'cross race in 11 months, Tom Pidcock suffers heavy crash, buckles wheel, does not finish.
Pieterse snatched winning gap when rival Fem van Empel crashed and suffered series of mechanical issues.
Pidcock goes solo for first win in rainbow jersey and scores timely mojo boost ahead of clash with Mathieu van der Poel on Sunday.
Vos punches past Alvarado in sprint finish to score 108th career 'cross win and her first of this winter.
The decade-defining rivalry resurfaces seven times this winter as two terrors of cyclocross head toward world championship clash.
Van der Poel will be busy the next few weeks as anticipation mounts ahead of his first cross race in nearly a year.
Tom Pidcock derailed by catalog of World Cup disasters in thrilling near-miss: ‘I can’t help but feel a bit frustrated’
Cyclocross world champion navigates gear problems, a cobblestone crash, and a broken shoe in ride to second-place Sunday.
European champion wins tense battle with world champion in men's race, Puck Pieterse claims first World Cup victory in women's.
Here's a look at the cyclocross world champion's new rainbow-flashed bike – both with and without mud.
Reigning world champion Tom Pidcock satisfied with season restart on mucky, sand-packed course: 'I'm happy, it was not bad.'
All-terrain ace gets back in saddle with weekend cyclocross double-header after nosediving disappointment at MTB and road worlds.
Belgian star playing catch-up after recent sickness as he builds toward clash with archrival Mathieu van der Poel at 'cross worlds.
The Belgian had been rumored to be starting in November but won't race until next month.
Jumbo-Visma all-terrain ace likely to see stacked cyclocross schedule ahead of world championships bid.
Sweeck uncorked an unbeatable sprint to the line at the World Cup stop at Beekse Bergen.
Shirin van Anrooij wins her first career World Cup race with well-timed late-race attack to fend off favored Fem van Empel.