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Sven Nys and the Changing of the Guard

We keep coming back to Adam Myerson’s comment that Sven Nys’s controversial sprint against Kevin Pauwels at Saturday’s World Cup race in Koksijde was “the desperate maneuver of a dying king faced with the reality of his successor.” It seems that every year, there will be a flurry of commentary suggesting that the end of … Continue reading

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On the Nys-Pauwels Sprint

As the photo above demonstrates, Saturday’s World Cup race in Koksijde, Belgium came down to a race between Sven Nys, a veteran who’s maintained his winning ways throughout an unusually long and successful career, and Kevin Pauwels, a younger rider in the midst of a dominant season that is the fulfillment of several years of … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Preview: A World Champs Test Run, and more

Cyclocross World Cup Round 3 – Koksijde (CDM) The third round of the UCI World Cup heads to Koksijde, Belgium for its first round outside of the Czech Republic. Saturday’s race takes place in the North Sea coast on the grounds of the Koksijde Military Base. More importantly, Koksijde will play host to the 2012 … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Power Rankings, Week #10

A big weekend and some shaking-up to the rankings, as Niels Albert has abandoned the field to recover from a broken wrist and Kevin Pauwels solidified his place on the top of the heap – so let’s take a look at the top ten on the European Circuit: 1. Kevin Pauwels (1) - A two-win weekend, … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Week in Review: From Hasselt to Gavere, Pauwels is There

GVA Trophy – GP Hasselt (C2) Kevin Pauwels once again proved he’s a force to be reckoned with this year picking up his third GVA Trophy victory in as many races. Pauwels out-sprinted World Champion Zdenek Stybar, beating him by just a few inches. Sven Nys and Tom Meeusen rolled across the line in third … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Preview: GVA and Superprestige

GVA Trophy – GP Hasselt (C2) Heading into the third round of the GVA Trophy, Kevin Pauwels holds a healthy ten-point lead of Zdenk Stybar and a 14-point lead over Sven Nys. Pauwels will head into Saturday’s race as a heavy favorite as he attempts to win his third straight GVA Trophy race and further … Continue reading

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