Last weekend we watched Niels Albert take his first win of the season, a World Cup in the sand dunes of Koksijde, Belgium. This weekend, Europe’s top ’crossers make their way to Igorre, Spain, for the World Cup’s fourth round. Zdenek Stybar, the current World Cup leader, will be sitting out this weekend (and every other one until January) to allow his knee to recover. In his absence, expect all of the other heavy hitters to be at the front. Sven Nys has been on a tear lately; he’s been almost unbeatable at the majority of the big races over the past month. Obviously, Albert will be hunting for another win as well. And don’t count-out Kevin Pauwels, Klaas Vantornout, and the rest of the Belgian squad as they continue to dominate the top of men’s elite cyclocross.
1. Sven Nys
2. Niels Albert
3. Kevin Pauwels
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Come back later for a preview and predictions for this weekend’s domestic CX action.