Last weekend, Europe’s best riders descended upon Tabor in the Czech Republic for the 2017 European Championships.

Tabor was the site of the 2015 World Championships and Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) was looking to repeat his championship there while teammate Sanne Cant (Beobank-Corendon), who finished second at Tabor in 2015, was looking to add the European Champion jersey to go alongside her World Champion and Belgian Champion jerseys.

At Sunday’s race, Cant eked out a win over Dutch challenger Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb).

Sanne Cant celebrates her narrow win over Lucinda Brand. 2017 European Championships, Tabor. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Sanne Cant celebrates her narrow win over Lucinda Brand. 2017 European Championships, Tabor. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

While Van der Poel won in more comfortable fashion.

Mathieu van der Poel celebrates his win. 2017 European Championships, Tabor. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Mathieu van der Poel celebrates his win. 2017 European Championships, Tabor. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

While eyes in the Americas were focused on the Pan-American Championships, photographer Bart Hazen had his keenly focused on Tabor. Enjoy this photo gallery from him to help prepare for the new weekend of racing.

Bart Hazen Photo Gallery: 2017 European Championships

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Even the best cyclocross rider in the world is not immune to congratulations from mom. 2017 European Championships, Tabor. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Even the best cyclocross rider in the world is not immune to congratulations from mom. 2017 European Championships, Tabor. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

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