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Two for two:
Nys takes Kalmthout WC

Belgian national champion Sven Nys won round two of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Sunday in Kalmthout, Belgium, riding away from breakaway partner Francis Mourey of France on the final lap of the hour-long event. Nys (Rabobank) thus solidified his hold on the overall World Cup lead, having also won the opening round October 1 in Aigle, Switzerland. On Sunday, Nys and Mourey (Française des Jeux) joined Czech rider Zdenek Mlynar in setting an early lead in the 10-lap race. With four laps remaining, however, Mlynar faded back and then rolled a tire, completely falling out of contention. Up

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The podium

The podium

Photo: AFP

Belgian national champion Sven Nys won round two of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Sunday in Kalmthout, Belgium, riding away from breakaway partner Francis Mourey of France on the final lap of the hour-long event.

Nys (Rabobank) thus solidified his hold on the overall World Cup lead, having also won the opening round October 1 in Aigle, Switzerland.

On Sunday, Nys and Mourey (Française des Jeux) joined Czech rider Zdenek Mlynar in setting an early lead in the 10-lap race. With four laps remaining, however, Mlynar faded back and then rolled a tire, completely falling out of contention.

Up front, Nys put the hammer down and lost Mourey, racing through a string of lapped riders to finish 15 seconds ahead of the Frenchman, his left fist pumped skyward in celebration.

Reigning world champion Erwin Vervecken of Belgium led a large chase group into the finish about a minute behind his countryman.

Results – World Cup Round 2
Kalmthout, Belgium – October 22
1. Sven Nijs (B), Rabobank, 1:03:25
2. Francis Mourey (F), Française de Jeux, at 00:16
3. Erwin Vervecken (B), Fidea, at 01:01
4. Sven Vanthourenhout (B), Rabobank
5. Kamil Ausbuher (Cz)
6. Gerben De Knegt (Nl), Rabobank
7. Steve Chainel (F)
8. Klaas Vantornout (B), Fidea
9. Christian Heule (Swi), Stevens
10. Kevin Pauwels (B) Fidea
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Results

Results – World Cup Round 2
Kalmthout, Belgium
1. Sven Nijs (B) Rabobank, 1:03:25

2. Francis Mourey (F) Francaise de Jeux, at 00:16

3. Erwin Vervecken (B) Fidea, at 01:01

4. Sven Vanthourenhout (B) Rabobank

5. Kamil Ausbuher (Cz)

6. Gerben De Knegt (Nl) Rabobank

7. Steve Chainel (F)

8. Klaas Vantornout (B) Fidea

9. Christian Heule (Swi) Stevens

10. Kevin Pauwels (B) Fidea

11. Richard Groenendaal (Nl) Rabobank

12. Bart Aernouts (B) Rabobank

13. Simon Zahner (Swi)

14. John Gadret (F) Ag2r, 01:10

15. Marco Bianco (I)

16. Tim Van Nuffel (B) Stevens, at 01:15

17. Aurelio Marco Aurelio (I) at 01:20

18. Bart Wellens (B) Fidea, at 01:28

19. Petr Dlask (Cz) Fidea, at 01:36

20. Thijs Al (Nl) B&E, 01:54

21. Simunek Radomir (jr) (Cz) Palmans-Collstrop, at 02:02

22. Davy Commeyne (B) Palmans-Collstrop

23. Malte Urban (G) Heinz von Heiden – Hanover

24. Jan Chrobak (Cz) 02:21

25. Maarten Nijland (Nl) Procomm-Van Hemert, at 02:30

26. Milan Barenyi (SVK)

27. Arnaud Labbe (F) Bougues Telecom, 02:35

28. Wilant Van Gils (Nl) at 02:41

29. Thorsten Struch (G)

30. Nicolas Bazin (F)

31. Ronald Mutsaars (Nl) 02:55

32. Isaac Suarez Fernandez (Sp) 03:00

33. Marek Cichosz (Pol)

34. Robert Glajza (SVK) 03:36

35. Vaclav Jezek (Cz) 03:50

36. Camiel Van Den Bergh (Nl) Stevens, 03:55

37. Vaclaf Metlicka (SVK) 04:15

38. Peter Presslauer (A) Stevens

39. Maros Kovác (SVK) Dukla, 04:36

40. David Derepas (F) Jartazi-7Mobile, 04:51

41. Joachim Parbo (Dk) 04:59

42. Beraud Jean-Baptiste (F) 05:16

43. Alessandro Fontana (I) 05:30

44. Collins David (gbr) (GB) 05:36

45. Bart Dirkx (Nl) 05:43

46. Stuart Bowers (GB) 06:14

47. Mariusz Gil (Pol)

48. Stefano Boggia (I) Ceramica Flamina

49. Ian Wilkinson (GB)

50. Lukasz Mudyn (Pol)

Did Not Finish

Zdenek Mlynar (Cz) AC Sparta Praha

Ondrej Lukes (Cz)

Enrico Franzoi (I) Lampre

Florian Vogel (Swi)

Michael Mueller (Swi)

Zugaitz Ayuso Apaolaza (Sp)

Jorge Iruretagonea (Sp)

David Seco Amundarain (Sp)

Jan Soetens (B) Jartazi-7Mobile