It is something of a Merckxian epoque that comes to an end today. If wikipedia is to be trusted these are the results Nys managed to cobble together in his career:
- U23 World Champion twice
- World Champion twice
- Belgian Champion Nine times
- World Cup Overall: Six wins (50 races)
- Superprestige Overall: Thirteen wins (55 races)
- bPost Bank(Gazet van Antwerpen) Trophy Overall: Nine wins (42 races)
I'd call that at least decent, I mean it looks like he was at least trying a little bit. From now on we will have to get used to not seeing him dominating the muddy winter courses but instead on the sidelines as manager of the Telenet-Fidea team.
Goodbye Sven and thanks for all the hulking!