Nys still hungry

Sven Nys (Rabobank)

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

29 year-old Belgian cyclo-crosser Sven Nys keeps improving with age, it seems, and for the past two seasons has almost completely dominated the sport. Last year, he won the World Championship, UCI classification, Superprestige, Gazet van Antwerpen Trofee Veldrijden, Belgian championship, and even the Belgian MTB Championship. This season, he has already carved out 16 wins (compared to his total of 25 last year) and again leads every major series. His most recent success came in the World Cup in Hofstade on Monday, where he closed a 23 second gap after puncturing, before going onto win the race by 14 seconds. Belgian coach Rudi de Bie described it as giving him goosebumps.

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