Sven Nys found himself tested not once, not twice but three times by antidoping authorities while he was in Spain for the Igorre World Cup. The Belgian, who currently leads the UCI rankings by a comfortable margin over compatriots Bart Wellens and Klaas Vantornout, was met by WADA at his hotel on Saturday for a surprise doping control.
Then, on Sunday morning, the entire Belgian selection was subjected to doping control. Finally, when Nys won the race, he was automatically tested by the doping control authorities after the race. The Rabobank rider was unflustered by the attention, joking to Sporza.be, "Luckily I'm in Spain for another day, otherwise the Flemish federation might come along, too."