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International Cyclocross Power Rankings: Week 14

1. Sven Nys (1) - Remember that time a couple seasons ago when people were wondering if Sven Nys’s career was on its way down? Yeah. About that. Even Phillipe Gilbert could take How to Dominate lessons from Nys. 2. Niels Albert (nr) - Niels Albert’s apparently been a busy, hardworking racer while he was out with … Continue reading

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Cyclocross World Cup Round 5 Preview: Namur

Namur, Belgium hosts the fifth round of the Word Cup this Sunday and is part of a series of firsts. This marks the first time Namur will host a World Cup round on its famous course. It’s also the first time a city in the Walloon region of Belgium has hosted a World Cup race. … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Wrap-Up: Nys Guys Finish First

Scheldecross (C1) A last-lap mechanical cost Sven Nys his shot a victory in Antwerpen last year. This year, Nys rode the race to near perfection, taking the victory a head of Tom Meeusen and Dieter Vanthourenhout. Meeusen continues to have a stellar season with another solid ride, while Vanthourenhout surprised many with his podium finish. … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Preview: Around the World

 Scheldecross (C1) Last year, the action in Antwerpen, Belgium got started early, when a dog dug up a grenade from WWII in the sand that is prominent throughout the course. After a slight delay, Radomir Simunek picked up the victory, his second in Scheldecross. Other previous winners include Sven Nys (2009,2005), Thijs Al (2008) and … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Power Rankings, Week #12 – K-Pau!

1. Kevin Pauwels (2) - Pauwels not only swaps places with Nys again, but also offers some fighting words: “The less popular Nys gets, the more popular I get,” he said, despite insisting that their rivalry was still respectful.  2. Sven Nys (1) - but for a flat tire we’d likely have seen another Pauwels-Nys duel to … Continue reading

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World Cup Preview: Round 4 – Igorre, Spain

The UCI Cyclocross World Cup heads to Iggore in the Basque region of Spain for round number four. After last weekend’s battle in the sand of Koksijde, all eyes will be on Sven Nys and Kevin Pauwels. This is the eighth time Iggore has hosted a world cup round and Nys has won half of … Continue reading

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