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Nys to replace Vervecken on UCI 'cross commission

Sven Nys holds his trophy aloft.

Sven Nys holds his trophy aloft. (Image credit: Luc Claessen)

Belgian cyclo-cross champion Sven Nys will join the UCI's cyclo-cross commmission, replacing Erwin Vervecken in the role. Nys will attend his first meeting with the group in Nommay, France before the next round of the UCI World Cup.

Nys will take over from the three-time world champion as the rider representative for the UCI on cyclo-cross, since Vervecken is retiring at the end of the season and will no longer be eiligible for that position.

 "I hope to make a contribution," Nys said. "Do I have issues I wish to raise? Sure. For example, I would like to know what the issue is with getting hand-ups in cyclo-cross. The rules need to make sense ..."

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