Mathieu van der Poel is finally emerging from another layoff due to knee injury. Cyclocross needs him, as does his key rival Wout Van Aert.
Wout Van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel battle on the course, while retirees Sven Nys, Bart Wellens, and Niels Albert resume their rivalry.
Belgium's Wout Van Aert prevails in muddy battle with Mathieu van der Poel and Lars van der Haar of the Netherlands.
The tables have turned at the cyclocross worlds, with a wide-open women's race and a predictable men's race on the docket.
The cyclocross World Cup wraps up with muddy wins for De Boer and van der Poel in Hoogerheide.
Gallery: UCI Cyclocross World Cup No. 7 Hoogerheide
Results: 2016 Cyclocross World Cup Hoogerheide
Mathieu van der Poel wins fourth straight World Cup, van Aert takes overall
The best photos from Sunday's Cyclocross World Cup in Ligniéres, France
With just two weeks until Worlds, Mathieu van der Poel and Sanne Cant dominated Sunday's sixth World Cup cyclocross round in France.