Nys wins in Maldegem

Belgians battle at post-Worlds contest

Belgian Sven Nys scored only his 12th victory of the season in Maldegem, out-sprinting Sven Vanthourenhout and Klaas Vantornout to win the Parkcross.

Mid-way through the race, Nys was part of a leading group of seven riders: Sven Vanthourenhout, Niels Albert, Sven Nys, Kevin Pauwels, Bart Wellens, Klaas Vantornout and recently crowned world champion Zdenek Stybar.

Vanthourenhout attacked with three laps to go, but only succeeded in dropping Kevin Pauwels and Bart Wellens from the group. Then it was Albert's time to attack, but he could not break the grip of the group.

On entering the final round were only Vantornout Klaas, Sven Vanthourenhout, Niels Albert and Sven Nys on the leading group. Vanthourenhout, who is still seeking a contract for next season, put in a final attack but was pulled back by the tenacious Nys, who was then able to seal the victory from the sprint.

Albert came fourth ahead of Stybar.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
2Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Sunweb-Revor  
3Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Revor  
4Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus  
5Zdenek Štybar (Cze) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team  
6Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team  
7Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team  
8Jan Denuwelaere (Bel) Rendement Hypo Cycling Team  
9Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team  
10Mariusz Gil (Pol) Baboco - Revor Cycling Team  
11Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus  
12Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank-Giant Off Road Team  
13Kenneth van Compernolle (Bel) Sunweb-Revor  
14Stijn Huys (Bel)  
15Patrick Gaudy (Bel)  
16Kendric Van Grembergen (Bel) SDC-Rogelli Cycling Team  
17Sven Beelen (Bel) Sunweb-Revor  
18Jirí Polnický (Cze) Sunweb - Revor  
19Patrick Bassez (Bel)  
20Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Cycling Champs  
21Bert De Wispelaere (Bel)  
22Steven de Decker (Bel) Flemisch Cycling Projects  
23Bart Hofman (Bel)  
24Tim Van Nuffel (Bel) Van Goethem - Prorace  
25Gianni Denolf (Bel) Baboco - Revor Cycling Team  
26Floris De Tier (Bel) Baboco - Revor Cycling Team  
27Ritchie Denolf (Bel)  
28Valentijn Van de Velde (Bel)  
29Kevin Neirynck (Bel)  
30Jean-Baptiste Taleux (Bel)  

 

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