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Nys closes the gap: Superprestige #2 wrap-up

By:
Steve Medcroft
Published:
November 12, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:19 BST
Edition:
Cyclocross news & racing round-up for November 12, 2005

Sven Nys (Rabobank) has regained some ground over Bart Wellens (Fidea) in the Superprestige series,...

Sven Nys (Rabobank) has regained some ground over Bart Wellens (Fidea) in the Superprestige series, winning today's third round, the "Bollekescross" in Hamme-Zogge. The World Champion finished with a six second advantage over Wellens, and is now just one point behind him in the Superprestige standings. Third place today went to Tom Vannoppen (Mrbookmaker - Sports Tech).

Coming into the final laps, the three leaders, Nys, Wellens and Vannoppen, had a half a minute advantage over a chase group containing Petr Dlask (Cze), Sven Vanthourenhout (Rabobank), Enrico Franzoi (Lampre), and Gerben de Knegt (AA Drink-Bejan). Nys was the main aggressor and was able to gap Wellens and Vannoppen over the barricades on each lap. On the final lap, he made sure that the gap remained open, and crossed the line with several seconds to spare. In the sprint for second, Wellens easily beat Vannoppen, while Dlask was the best of the rest in fourth.

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