Reigning world cyclocross champion Sven Nys has prolonged his contract with his current team, deciding to stay with Rabobank for another three years. "This is the team I feel at home with. I have mainly chosen in favour of the people I feel comfortable with," said Nys, who was courted by a number of teams since winning the world cyclocross championships in St. Wendel, Germany earlier this year.
Naturally, Rabobank CEO Theo de Rooij was delighted with the deal: "Sven had several and even better offers, and still he chose for Rabobank. I'm very happy to be able to keep the world's best cyclocross rider on board. We can offer Sven a good schedule, good equipment and good support. I'm glad that's also worth something to him."
With no less than 25 victories to his credit, Nys won just about everything there was to win during the 2004/05 cyclocross season, including the overall titles in the Super Prestige and Gazet van Antwerpen rankings, as well as the Belgian national and world cyclocross crowns in January. Nys joined Rabobank in September 1998, after he took his second under 23 world title.