Gallery: Fem van Empel, Eli Iserbyt score opening World Cup round wins in Waterloo

World Cup cyclocross kickstarted at Trek HQ in Wisconsin on Sunday – here's how it looked.

World Cup cyclocross racing kickstarted in Waterloo, Wisconsin, on Sunday with a flash.

Fast, dusty racing in the backyard of Trek’s global headquarters saw opening-race victories for Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal teammates Eli Iserbyt and Fem van Empel as crowds turned out en masse for UCI-sanctioned racing.

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SnowyMountain Photography was there to capture all the action: