2021 Val di Sole was one of the most exciting races of this season, at least the dramatic, suspenseful Elite Women’s race.

In the Elite Men’s race, all eyes were on the Wout Watch. Van Aert crushed everyone to a pulp in his season debut at Superprestige Boom, and then had everyone treading brown water in the mud pits of the 2021 Ethias Cross Essen.

Could the Belgian superstar remain undefeated, or be frozen out of the winner’s circle without mud?

It didn’t take too long to find out the answer.

Enjoy over six minutes of highlights provided by UCI:

Pressed for time? Here are three minutes of highlights provided by Flobikes:

Here are the standings after the ninth stop of the World Cup:

UCI World Cup Cyclocross 2021-2022 Current Standing: Elite Men

1ISERBYT Eli307403040254030404022
2AERTS Toon2062022224025222530-
3VANTHOURENHOUT Michael203302525203021-2230
4HERMANS Quinten19625402121212522-21
5VAN DER HAAR Lars17522123030204021--

Check out the full race results of the 2021 Val di Sole Cyclocross World Cup Elite Men.

Check out the 2021 Val di Sole Cyclocross World Cup Elite Women Highlights.