By Brecht Decaluwé in Diegem
Sven Nys overcame an early-race deficit and the flu for his 150th career win in Diegem on Sunday. Nys had to chase countryman Bart Wellens for much of the race to get himself in position for the historic victory but says that the remarkable career-win record wasn't on his mind; he only thought about the overall rankings in the Superprestige competition and the double points at stake in Diegem. Even when I was alone in front, I was afraid that the bunch would come back and overtake me, which could mean a loss of ten points. Now I pulled off a great deal as the gap (in points) with Wellens is very big now, Nys said. In fact Nys advantage is so big that he can afford himself to skip a race if he would want to do so.
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