By Steve Medcroft
Can Sven Nys (Rabobank) repeat his success from last season; when he won the Superprestige series, the World Cup series, the World Championships and the Belgian National Championships? If last Saturday's win at the World Cup stop in Tabor, Czeck Replublic is any indication, the answer looks like yes. The win was Nys second World Cup victory of the season. He earned the first in Kalmthout, Belgium.
Nys followed Saturday's win up with a victory in the following day's Superprestige (Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands, October 30). Couple that with his loss in the first Superprestige (Ruddervoorde, Belgium October 16th) to perennial 'cross threat Bart Wellens (Fidea Cycling Team) and Nys has four wins in the books so far this season.
Nys next faces a World Cup field in Pijnacker, Netherlands November 13th and the Superprestige field November 20th in Asper-Gavere, Belgium.