Nys stays on top

Nys wins again.

Nys wins again. (Image credit: Luc Claessen)

By Brecht Decaluwé

Sven Nys (Rabobank) remains in the white jersey of the leader in the UCI Cyclo-cross rankings, despite his recent winning streak coming to an end on Saturday, after 23 year old Czech rider, Radomir Simunek Jr., and Bart Wellens' Fidea team managed to get away from the Belgian in the World Cup race in the Czech Republic. His lead over world champion Erwin Vervecken (Fidea) dropped a little from 195 to 187 points but it’s still fairly comfortable.

The Belgians continue to reign in cyclo-cross as they cover the first four positions. Frenchman Francis Mourey (Française Des Jeux), who dropped from third to sixth after missing out on this weekend's races, was replaced by Bart Wellens in third. New in the top10 is Czech Radomir Simunek Jr (Palmans), the winner of the World Cup race in Tabor; he jumps from 21st to eighth position. Klaas Vantornout (Fidea) snuck into the top 10 as well, gaining three spots after his fourth place in Tabor.

Falling out of the top 10 are Americans Ryan Trebon (Kona) and and Timothy Johnson (Cannondale/ Cyclocross world) after not earning UCI points this weekend. Trebon fell from 10th to 16th, Johnson from 11th to 17th. Also losing ground was Czech Zdenek Mlynar (AC Sparta Praha) who dropped from 9th to 12th.

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