Under 23 World Cyclo-cross Champion Niels Albert and Sven Nys, who finished third to Lars Boom and Zdenek Stybar in the weekend's Elite Men's race, have been honoured in the Belgian Provence of Tremelo, where the pair live. Both riders were picked up by limousine and welcomed by family and hundreds of supporters at the council chambers.
Tremelo mayor Vital Van Dessel congratulated the two riders on their achievements. "Tremelo has always been known for its great cyclists, with old as well as recent glory such as Pé Verhaegen en Benjamin Vanitterbeek," he said. "A hundred years ago we also had a world champion in Pater Damiaan."