Nys extends lead in UCI 'cross rankings

The UCI updated their rankings after this weekend's second World Cup in Kalmthout, Belgium. Sven Nys...

The UCI updated their rankings after this weekend's second World Cup in Kalmthout, Belgium. Sven Nys (Rabobank), winner of both World Cups, extended his lead over world champion Erwin Vervecken (Fidea) to 195 points. Nys will continue racing in the white UCI-leader's jersey during upcoming races.

Frenchman Francis Mourey (fdjeux), the only challenger to the dominant Belgians, finished second in Kalmthout and climbed up from tenth to third in the rankings. Belgians Sven Vanthourenhout (Rabobank) and Bart Wellens (Fidea) round out the top five.

The 25-year-old, American Ryan Trebon (Kona) is the first non-European in the rankings; he snuck into the top ten. Trebon won the important Granogue cross race recently. Compatriot Timothy Johnson (Health Net) follows Trebon as the only other rider not based in Europe to break the top 20.

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