Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sven Nys

3 comments:

Mark Studnicki said...

He learned a lot that day. Probably not a good idea to rely on your fellow Belgians to ease up in a sprint finish. Of course ever since then, you hardly see anybody close enoght to provide that.

e* said...

my belgian's a little rusty. want to explain what we're watching there?

Mark Studnicki said...

All Sven had to do was finish (I think in the top 5 or so) to have the overall World Cup title. Richard was 2nd in points and off the front by a mile winning the race. In the final sprint, several of Sven's fellow belgian "teammates" sprinted past him and sorta made him lose the title by making him place 6th (I think, or something like that). Sven's take on the whole thing was that none of those fellow "teammates" were in the hunt for any high places in the world cup overall so they shouldn't have sprinted past him at the finish. Sven podium antics told the story later. Ever since then, there has been some "tension" between all of those guys. Sven no longers lets races come down to a sprint finish.