Philipp Walsleben and Lars van der Haar sprint for the 2013 Cyclocross World Cup win in Tabor, Czech Republic.

Philipp Walsleben and Lars van der Haar sprint for the 2013 Cyclocross World Cup win in Tabor, Czech Republic.

The 2013 Cyclocross World Cup in Tabor, Czech Republic was a battle of two former U23 Cyclocross World Champions, with Dutch 2012 World Champion Lars van der Haar battling  German 2009 World Champ Philipp Walsleben after the two escaped from the early favorites including World Champ Sven Nys. [See our race report and results from the 2013 Cyclocross World Cup in Tabor]

Is a new generation of ’crossers ready to take the reigns from Nys and his peers?

Watch Walsleben and van der Haar try to hold off France’s Francis Mourey, and the Belgian duo of Kevin Pauwels and National Champion Klaas Vantornout in the last lap video below:

Video: Men’s 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Tabor, Last Lap