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Cracked hip for Nys

Sven Nys (Belgium)

Sven Nys (Belgium) (Image credit: Luc Claessen)

Sven Nys' crash in the Cyclo-cross World's last Sunday has resulted in a small crack in his hip bone, which may jeopardise the rest of his season. Nys was examined by doctors in Herentals, Belgium, on Tuesday, and was given the OK to continue training and racing, despite the crack. "Apparently, cycling holds no risk," he told Sportwereld.be. "In the next few days, I'll try to keep training as normal. On Friday I'll decided whether I'll start in Lille on Saturday."

With rounds of the Gazet van Antwerpen Trofee and Superprestige series this weekend in Lille and Hoogstraten, Nys risks losing his position at the top of the standings. "If I don't start, then I can forget the classification. Even if I still rode in Vorselaar and Oostmalle within two weeks.

"To think about it is frustrating. I see something that I've worked for for the whole year slip through my fingers because of a stupid crash."

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