Men on lap one, Hoogerheide Cyclocross World Cup Both newly-crowned national champions and reigning world champions were present this past Sunday in Hoogerheide, the Netherlands, for one last battle before the 2010 World Championships in Tabor. 

Cyclocross Magazine star photographer Joe Sales has finally started his annual European trip that we always anxious await and was there to capture some of the action from the day.

Today we’re highlighting six of our favorite photos of national or world champions from Sunday’s UCI World Cup finale.

Stay tuned for more photos, and don’t miss the comprehensive galleries from Bart Hazen and Dan Seaton in our race reports.