Belgium's Wout Van Aert prevails in muddy battle with Mathieu van der Poel and Lars van der Haar of the Netherlands.
Wout Van Aert is keeping a cool head ahead of the season's biggest race in front of the home crowd on Belgian soil this Sunday.
The tables have turned at the cyclocross worlds, with a wide-open women's race and a predictable men's race on the docket.
Gallery: UCI Cyclocross World Cup No. 7 Hoogerheide
Mathieu van der Poel wins fourth straight World Cup, van Aert takes overall
Wout Van Aert dominates the men's race as Sanne Cant chases back Ellen Van Looy in the final laps to win GP Sven Nys.
Wout Van Aert's dominance in the 'cross World Cup and a near-miss at the world championships earned him the honor as best of 2015
The world champion uncorks a stellar final lap to win the UCI World Cup round at the citadel of Namur
Wout Van Aert takes the win at Scheldecross Antwerp ahead of Mathieu van der Poel and Lars van der Haar
Aided by an untimely mechanical for Mathieu van der Poel, Wout Van Aert takes his fourth Bpost Bank Trofee series win of the year in Essen