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Nys wins World Cup opener

Belgian Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) won the first round of the UCI’s World Cup cyclocross series in Kalmthout, Belgium, on Sunday. The Belgian national champion outsprinted compatriot Niels Albert (Palman Cras) in a head-to-head charge to the line. Fidea’s Kevin Pauwels took the third spot, ahead of Czech rider Radomir Simunek and Belgian Bart Aernout. World champion, Lars Boom, was the 10th, while American Jonathan Page pulled out after seven laps.

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By Agence France Presse

Belgian Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) won the first round of the UCI’s World Cup cyclocross series in Kalmthout, Belgium, on Sunday.

The Belgian national champion outsprinted compatriot Niels Albert (Palman Cras) in a head-to-head charge to the line. Fidea’s Kevin Pauwels took the third spot, ahead of Czech rider Radomir Simunek and Belgian Bart Aernout.

World champion, Lars Boom, was the 10th, while American Jonathan Page pulled out after seven laps.

Results

Results – World Cup cyclocross, Kalmthout, Belgium
1. Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner 1:04:23
2. Niels Albert (Bel) Palmans Cras, same time
3. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Fidea Cycling Team, at 0:08
4. Radomir Simunek (Cze) Palmans Cras, at 0:08
5. Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank, at 0:10
6. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Fidea Cycling Team, at 0:23
7. Thijs Al (Ned), at 0:23
8. Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb Pro Job, at 0:24
9. Bart Wellens (Bel) Fidea Cycling Team, at 0:37
10. Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank, at 1:11
11. Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux, at 1:11
12. Erwin Vervecken (Bel) Fidea Cycling Team, at 1:12
13. Simon Zahner (Swi), at 1:12
14. Petr Dlask (Cze) Fidea Cycling Team, at 1:12
15. Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank, at 1:14
16. Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Palmans Cras, at 1:16
17. Martin Bina (Cze), at 1:29
18. Martin Zlamalik (Cze), at 1:52
19. Richard Groenendaal (Ned), at 2:08
20. Rob Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner, at 2:13
21. Mariusz Gil (Pol), at 2:13
22. Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Differdange Apiflo Vacances, at 2:18
23. Geoffrey Clochez (Fra), at 2:23
24. Johannes Sickmueller (Ger), at 2:25
25. Jonathan Lopez (Fra), at 2:27
26. Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux, at 2:29
27. Wilant Van Gils (Ned), at 2:31
28. Milan Barenyi (Svk), at 2:35
29. Marcel Wildhaber (Swi), at 2:38
30. Christian Heule (Swi), at 2:41
31. Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze), at 2:56
32. Eddy Van Ijzendoorn (Ned), at 2:58
33. Rafael Visinelli (Ita), at 3:00
34. Gusty Bausch (Lux), at 3:02
35. Pirmin Lang (Swi), at 3:03
36. Lukas Kloucek (Cze) Sunweb Pro Job, at 3:07
37. Ian Field (GBr), at 3:07
38. Florian Le Corre (Fra), at 3:07
39. Oscar Vazquez Crespo (Spa), at 3:11
40. Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Van Vliet Ebh Elshof, at 3:16
41. Vaclav Metlicka (Svk), at 3:24
42. Fabio Ursi (Ita), at 3:28
43. David Derepas (Fra) Groupe Gobert.com.ct, at 3:31
44. Roy Van Heeswijk (Ned), at 3:41
45. Robert Glajza (Svk), at 4:42
46. René Birkenfeld (Ger), at 4:51
47. Patrick Van Leeuwen (Ned), at 5:01
48. Joachim Parbo (Den), at 5:50
49. Stefano Boggia (Ita), at 6:21
50. Julien Laidoun (Fra), at -2 laps
51. Adam Myerson (USA) Time Pro Cycling, at -4 laps

Did Not Finish
Jempy Drucker (Lux) Fidea Cycling Team
Jonathan Page (USA)
Vladimir Kyzivat (Cze)
Michael Müller (Swi) Atlas-Romer’s Hausbäckerei
Marco Bianco (Ita)