rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.. Ok, Twain I'm not, but Sven Nys is not ready to to hand over the title to Niels Albert just yet as he conquered a cold and muddy couse at the Internationale Veldritten op de Koppenberg. Nys overcame a crash on the descent of the slipper cobbles, extreme mud and a world class field for a narrow win over Lars Boom. CN has the story and some great photos.
Is it me, or does Nys get better when the weather gets worse? Jonathan Page was the top American in 17th.
In the US, Todd Wells took the win ahead of Ryan Treborn on a warm day in Boulder.