This weekend's cyclocross world championships will add fresh vigor to the duo's long rivalry ahead of cobblestone clashes in April.
Defending champion has scouted the worlds' course and says he's not concerned by Wout van Aert's strong record on beachy circuits.
Here's a full preview of this weekend's racing, from the curveball sandy course to the American challengers and a broadcaster guide.
Australian veteran will be racing the 'cross worlds Sunday with long view on the classics: 'For the classics, cyclocross is the best preparation. You see that with Mathieu and Wout.'
Stricter health measures are in place, and event organizer asks fans to ‘enjoy it from the living room.’
Three-time cyclocross worlds winner is given leave from Deceuninck-Quick-Step camp to race in championship event this weekend.
Outbreak of new variant of COVID-19 in host city puts this weekend's worlds at risk of closure.
After moving from CCC-Liv to the newly formed Jumbo-Visma women's squad, Vos has Olympic gold and the rainbow jersey in her eyes.
Elite and under-23 world championship events will go on as planned, albeit ‘behind closed doors.’
The Italian climber is hoping his recent foray into cyclocross will help him once he returns to the road.
Clara Honsinger, Katie Compton, and Curtis White named to Team USA for 2021 UCI world cyclocross championships
Honsinger has two podiums in the abbreviated 2020-21 season while 15-time national champion Compton hopes to improve on her fourth-place finish from 2020 worlds.
There was A LOT of cyclocross racing through the holidays, and the world championships are now just three races away. Here's what we learned from the festive 'cross calendar.
US cyclocross champion is riding high through the European winter and looking to carry momentum toward the worlds.
Mathieu van der Poel has an ambitious 2021 racing calendar that targets the biggest events in three disciplines.
Mathieu van der Poel's dad, Adri, was one of the favorites. But De Bie had a trick.
Don't expect to see fans lining the course, or crowding the pits in Ostend, Belgium on January 30 - 31.
Cross-discipline duo have been fierce rivals for longer in cyclocross than they have been on the road. With a narrow defeat at Tour of Flanders fresh in the memory, Van Aert is braced for more as 'cross season kicks off.
Dendermonde, Hulst and Overijse form a trio of new destinations in the series.
When the COVID-19 pandemic made the 2020 EuroCross Academy camp impossible, director Geoff Proctor came up with a virtual alternative.
Kamp, Norbert-Riberolle, Nys, Van Anrooij new world champions in junior and U23 races.
Van der Poel rode clear in opening minute of the race to defend rainbow jersey, Pidcock took second, Aerts third.
Alvarado tops an all-Dutch podium to take emotional win, Compton finishes fourth after long solo chase.
Munro takes third while teammate Gonsalus places eighth in strong performance from the U.S. team.
Bill Schieken of CXHAIRS Media previews the course for this weekend's UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland.
With van der Poel back on top form after a late start to the 'cross season, van Aert feels the world championships may come down to a race for second-place.
Alvarado lost her World Cup lead in final-lap crash, Aerts secures overall with second-place in the race.
Fayetteville, Arkansas to host 2020 Pan-American 'cross championships on the site of the 2022 World Championships
Van Aert optimistic about return to form after five months out of racing, plans further 'cross races to sharpen legs for spring classics.
Athletes to compete in February's event in Switzerland include national champions Gage Hecht, Clara Honsinger and favorite for the inaugural junior women's event, Madigan Munro.
Cant defeated a deep Dutch team. Van der Poel got the better of a stacked Belgian squad. We debate and analyze the action.
Technical masterclass from the Dutchman denies second-place Van Aert a fourth consecutive world title.
Challenge from Brand blighted by pit-lane crash with own mechanic.
Fayetteville organizers see 2022 worlds event as a catalyst to develop a vibrant cyclocross culture in the Northwest Arkansas region.
U.S. champion Katie Compton says she was holding back at 80 percent during the last World Cup. Her worlds prospects depend on careful pacing.
We discuss who will win cyclocross worlds and hear from professor Daam van Reeth about why interest in 'cross is waning in Belgium.
Bogense, Denmark hosts the annual cyclocross showdown to award rainbow jerseys. Who will win world championships?
The 11-rider elite line-up will feature U.S. national champions Compton and Hyde as well as Pan-Am champion White.
We analyze and opine on a tough, muddy world cyclocross championships then ponder why Chris Froome is planning to race this month.
Belgian Wout van Aert won a third straight elite men's world cyclocross championship on Sunday in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.
Katie Compton settled for her fourth career silver medal at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday in Valkenburg, Nethertherlands.
Sanne Cant won her second successive elite women's UCI World Cyclocross Championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands on Saturday.
Briton Evie Richards dominantly took home the under-23 women's world cyclocross championship on Saturday in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.
Great Britain's Ben Tulett captured the junior men's UCI World Cyclocross Championship on Saturday in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.
The U.S. elite women's team looks to be the strongest yet for 'cross worlds. Katie Compton leads a talented squad to Valkenburg.
Rainbow jerseys are on the line at cyclocross worlds. Plus, Trek-Segafredo's best week EVER — we talk to Toms Skujins.
Dan Seaton admits he's at a loss to predict the 2017 UCI World Cyclocross Championships, which mean's it's bound to be great racing.
The grand finale of the cyclocross season, world championships, in Zolder, Belgium, had controversy, drama, and plenty of muddy action.
Wout Van Aert wins the elite men's race at cyclocross world championships in Zolder, Belgium.
UCI's Brian Cookson confirms that cheating was uncovered at 'cross worlds: "It's absolutely clear that there was technological fraud."
Results from day one of cyclocross racing in Zolder, Belgium: Elite women, under-23 women, and junior men.
UCI official: “For the UCI, this is the first time we have established a technical fraud and for us that’s a downer. Most people are bewildered."
Thalita de Jong takes a win for the Netherlands at 'cross worlds ahead of France's Caroline Mani and Belgium's Sanne Cant
Britain's Evie Richards bested Czech rider Nicolas Noskova and Maud Kaptheijns of the Netherlands in the U-23 women's race at 'cross worlds
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.
Fred Dreier highlights a few obstacles we likely won't see on the cyclocross worlds race course in Belgium this weekend.