World champion Nys dominates at CrossVegas

Belgian rides away to solo victory

Sven Nys (Crelan-Euphony) kicked off his 'cross season in fine fashion late Wednesday evening with an emphatic solo victory at CrossVegas. The world champion dominated his rivals in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking off from the last of his competition about halfway through the hour-long race and soloing in for the win.

Defending CrossVegas champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) was second at 27 seconds followed by Geoff Kabush (Scott-3Rox Racing) in third at 39 seconds.

Nys and two-time CrossVegas winner Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) moved to an early lead, but Trebon could not match Nys's power on the leg-sapping grass circuit at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex. Trebon would eventually finish fourth at 59 seconds.

"I immediately felt very strong," Nys told sporza.be. "It was not so hot, but very dry."

Nys noted that the race could not be compared to those in Europe, "but this says something about my condition. I am very happy that I can go home with a victory."

This was Nys's first appearance at CrossVegas and his second race in the United States following his world championship victory in early February at Louisville, Kentucky's Eva Bandman Park venue.

Full Results
1Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:57:32 
2Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus0:00:27 
3Geoff Kabush (Can) Scott-3Rox Racing0:00:39 
4Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:00:59 
5Wout Van Aert (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:01:31 
6Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:01:32 
7Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com0:01:33 
8Adam Craig (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:01:34 
9Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement0:01:45 
10Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:01:51 
11James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:01:53 
12Yannick Eckmann (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:02:09 
13Joshua Johnson (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:02:10 
14Bradley White (USA) Moms In Tow Cyclocross0:02:12 
15Troy Wells (USA) Team Clif Bar0:02:17 
16Jonathan Page (USA) Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist0:02:23 
17Daniel Summerhill (USA) K-Edge/Felt Bicycles0:02:42 
18Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) Team Clif Bar0:02:43 
19Allen Krughoff (USA) Raleigh-Clement0:02:44 
20Robin Eckmann (USA) California Giant Cycling Team0:02:46 
21Cameron Dodge (USA) Team Skyline-Scott Bikes  
22Carl Decker (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:02:48 
23Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:03:16 
24Todd Wells (USA) Specialized0:03:43 
25Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R Block0:03:54 
26Cody Kaiser (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized0:03:57 
27Matt Shriver (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:03:58 
28Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis CX0:04:23 
29Adam Myerson (USA) Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis0:04:24 
30Jake Wells (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team0:04:25 
31Yoshitaka Hama (Jpn) Snel Cyclocross Team0:04:42 
32Jacob Sitler (USA) SEAVS-Haymarket p/b Van Dessel0:04:43 
33Tim Allen (USA) Feedback Sports - Foundry Cycles  
34Thomas Turner (USA)0:04:45 
35Jared Nieters (USA) SEAVS-Haymarket p/b Van Dessel0:05:10 
36Rotem Ishay (Isr) Boo Bikes0:05:16 
37Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:05:20 
38Jeff Kluck (USA) Queen City Cycling0:05:24 
39Lewis Gaffney (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:05:33 
40Adam St. Germain (USA) ENGVT-Specialized0:05:49 
41Mike Garrigan (Can) Van Dessel0:06:01 
42Taylor Carrington (USA) Feedback Sports0:06:04 
43Robert Marion (USA) American Classic Pro CX Team0:06:12 
44Kevin Noiles (Can) Bicycle Bluebook-HRS-Rock Lobster0:06:17 
45Derek Zandstra (Can) Scott-3Rox Racing0:06:35 
46Christian Helmig (Lux) Trisport Echternach Presented By Elbow0:08:27 
47Jeremy Durrin (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies -3laps 
48Stephen Ettinger (USA) BMC Mountainbike Racing  
49Isaac Neff (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective  
50Tyler Coplea (USA) Harmony Systems-Trek  
51Tim Van Nuffel (Bel) DCM Ciclingteam  
52Chris Jackson (USA) Castex Racing p/b Felt  
53Keith Hillier (USA) Team Rambuski Law  
54Maksym Shepitko (Ukr) Hudson Cyclocross  
55Luis Alberto Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis CX  
56Scott Chapin (USA) Bicycle Blue Book-HRS-Rock Lobster -4laps 
57Skyler Trujillo (USA) Boo Bikes  
58Cory Greenberg (USA) 10 Speed Coffee-Pedalersfork  
59Sherwood Plant (Can) Musette Caffe  
60Mike Sarnecki (Can) Kokanee Redbike  
61Chad Tieman (USA) Summit City Specialized  
62Ben Bertiger (USA) Stage 17-Cylance -5laps 
63Ken Hanson (USA) Focus Bicycles  
64Rich Weis (USA) Trek Factory Racing -6laps 
DNFShawn Milne (USA) Keough Cyclocross  
DNFWeston Schempf (USA) SEAVS-Haymarket p/b Van Dessel  
DNFManuel Yves Eckert (Ger) Audi Cycling Team  
DNSZach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus  
DNSRyan Dewald (USA) Team Skyline  
DNSBraden Kappius (USA) Team Clif Bar  
DNSJustin Hines (Can) Framework Racing Team  

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