Sven Nys relishes son's Waterloo World Cup win as 'moment I will never forget'

Thibau Nys celebrates his breakthrough victory in Waterloo
Thibau Nys celebrates his breakthrough victory in Waterloo (Image credit: Getty Images)

Thibau Nys is barely out of the junior ranks in cyclocross and already making an impression well beyond his under-23 world title from February. 

On Sunday the 20-year-old Belgian powered away from a quality field on a soggy course in Waterloo, Wisconsin to win the first elite men’s World Cup race of his young career. 

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).