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Nys takes fifth straight World Cup win

Belgian Sven Nys (Rabobank) won the fifth round of the cyclo-cross World Cup Wednesday in Milan. The world champion soloed to victory ahead of compatriot Erwin Vervecken (Fidea), who finished second at 12 seconds back, and Italian Enrico Franzoi (Lampre-Caffita), who took third just two seconds later. The win kept Nys’s unbeaten streak going in this year’s series and marked his 25th career victory in World Cup competition. In women's competition, the Netherlands' Daphny Van Den Brand (Van Bemmelen-AA Drink) won handily over countrywoman Marianne Vos, who finished more than 30

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By Agence France Presse

Belgian Sven Nys (Rabobank) won the fifth round of the cyclo-cross World Cup Wednesday in Milan.

The world champion soloed to victory ahead of compatriot Erwin Vervecken (Fidea), who finished second at 12 seconds back, and Italian Enrico Franzoi (Lampre-Caffita), who took third just two seconds later.

The win kept Nys’s unbeaten streak going in this year’s series and marked his 25th career victory in World Cup competition.

In women’s competition, the Netherlands’ Daphny Van Den Brand (Van Bemmelen-AA Drink) won handily over countrywoman Marianne Vos, who finished more than 30 seconds behind, and Germany’s Hanka Kupfernagel (Vlaanderen-Capri Sonne-T Interim), who took third at 1:20.

The sixth round of the World Cup is scheduled December 11 in Igorre, Spain.

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
Round 5
Milan, Italy
Men

1. Sven Nys (B), Rabobank, 0:57:35
2. Erwin Vervecken (B), Fideo, 0:00:12
3. Enrico Franzoi (I), Lampre, 0:00:14
4. Bart Wellens (B), Fidea, 0:00:14
5. Wilant Van Gils (Nl), Team Skil-Moser, 0:00:22
6. Sven Vanthourenhout (B), Rabobank, 0:00:22
7. Richard Groenendaal (Nl), Rabobank, 0:00:31
8. Gerben De Knegt (Nl), 0:00:43
9. John Gadret (F), Jartazi Revor, 0:00:52
10. Petr Dlask (Cz), 0:01:00

Women
1. Daphny Van Den Brand (Nl), Van Bemmelen-AA Drink, 0:41:08
2. Marianne Vos (Nl), 0:00:33
3. Hanka Kupfernagel (G), Vlaanderen-Capri Sonne-T Interim, 0:01:20
4. Nadia Triquet (F), 0:01:38
5. Laurence Leboucher (F), Heijdens-Ten Tusscher, 0:01:42
6. Marilyne Salvetat (F), Lapierre International, 0:02:00
7. Helen Wyman (GB), 0:02:30
8. Birgit Hollmann (G), 0:02:50
9. Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Nl), 0:02:56
10. Daniela Bresciani (I), 0:03:02

Complete results

Results

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Round 5

Milan, Italy

1. Sven Nys (B), Rabobank, 0:57:35

2. Erwin Vervecken (B), FID, 0:00:12

3. Enrico Franzoi (I), Lampre, 0:00:14

4. Bart Wellens (B), FID, 0:00:14

5. Wilant Van Gils (Nl), TEA, 0:00:22

6. Sven Vanthourenhout (B), Rabobank, 0:00:22

7. Richard Groenendaal (Nl), Rabobank, 0:00:31

8. Gerben De Knegt (Nl), 0:00:43

9. John Gadret (F), JAR, 0:00:52

10. Petr Dlask (Cz), 0:01:00

11. Thomas Frischknecht (Swi), 0:01:05

12. Christian Heule (Swi), STE, 0:01:12

13. Simunek Radomir (jr) (Cz), Mrbookmaker.Com – Sports Tech, 0:01:17

14. Bart Aernouts (B), Rabobank, 0:01:24

15. Martin Bina (Cz), 0:01:30

16. Simon Zahner (Swi), 0:01:30

17. Michael Baumgartner (Swi), 0:01:33

18. Wim Jacobs (B), FID, 0:01:43

19. Camiel Van Den Bergh (Nl), STE, 0:01:50

20. Steve Chainel (F), 0:01:55

21. Tim Van Nuffel (B), 0:02:07

22. Davy Commeyne (B), Mrbookmaker.Com – Sports Tech, 0:02:23

23. Francis Mourey (F), FRA, 0:02:30

24. Martin Zlamalik (Cz), 0:02:30

25. Thijs Al (Nl), GIA, 0:02:33

26. Kamil Ausbuher (Cz), 0:02:33

27. Eddy Van Ijzendoorn (Nl), VAN, 0:02:33

28. Zdnek Stybar (Cz), FID, 0:02:43

29. Klaas Vantornout (B), 0:02:43

30. Marco Bianco (I), 0:02:43

31. Jens Schwedler (G), STE, 0:03:07

32. Romain Villa (F), 0:03:16

33. Fabian Brzezinski (G), STE, 0:03:21

34. Vladimir Kyzivat (Cz), 0:03:31

35. David Derepas (F), JAR, 0:03:41

36. Florian Vogel (Swi), 0:03:58

37. Bart Dirkx (Nl), 0:04:21

38. Miguel Martinez (F), COM, 0:04:26

39. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, 0:04:26

40. David Rusch (Swi), 0:04:28

41. Milan Barenyi (SVK), 0:04:28

42. Robert Glajza (SVK), 0:04:38

43. Emil Hekele (Cz), DUK, 0:05:05

44. Martin Gujan (Swi), ATH, 0:05:10

45. Jens Reuker (G), 0:05:25

46. Alessandro Fontana (I), 0:05:52

47. Johannes Sickmueller (G), STE, 0:05:55

48. Julien Belgy (F), BOU, 0:06:01

49. Felix Gniot (G), 0:06:13

50. Mirco Balducci (I), 0:06:13

51. Massimo Folcarelli (I), 0:06:13

52. Vaclaf Metlicka (SVK), 0:06:35

53. Pietro Pavoni (I)

54. Alessandro Di Tano (I)

55. Ivan Fanelli (I)

56. Gerhard Krenn (A)

Women

1. Daphny Van Den Brand (Nl), VAN, 0:41:08

2. Marianne Vos (Nl), 0:00:33

3. Hanka Kupfernagel (G), VLA, 0:01:20

4. Nadia Triquet (F), 0:01:38

5. Laurence Leboucher (F), HEI, 0:01:42

6. Marilyne Salvetat (F), LAP, 0:02:00

7. Helen Wyman (GB), 0:02:30

8. Birgit Hollmann (G), 0:02:50

9. Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Nl), 0:02:56

10. Daniela Bresciani (I), 0:03:02

11. Lyne Bessette (CAN), 0:03:29

12. Arenda Grimberg (Nl), THE, 0:03:51

13. Anja Nobus (B), 0:04:06

14. Christelle Ferrier-Bruneau (F), 0:04:27

15. Paola Bortolin (I), 0:04:33

16. Veerle Ingels (B), VLA, 0:05:04

17. Britt Jochems (Nl), 0:05:14

18. Monica Brunati (I), 0:05:33

19. Susanne Juranek (G), 0:05:45

20. Francesca Cucciniello (I), 0:05:57

21. Petra Hofs (Nl), 0:06:21

22. De Bie – Leiten Nicole (Nl), 0:06:25

23. Nicoletta Bresciani (I), 0:06:33

24. Milena Cavani (I), 0:06:33

25. Suzie Godart (Lux), 0:07:15

26. Sara Massaglia (I), 0:07:35

27. Anne Kathrin Nitzsche (G),

28. Valeria Tagliabue (I),

29. Aline Parsy (F), P.M

Marta Vilajosana (Sp),

Stefanie Gronow (G),

Sabine Spitz (G), SPE