Nys shows of his technical prowess at Worlds in Hoogerheide. © Thomas Van Bracht

Nys shows of his technical prowess at Worlds in Hoogerheide. © Thomas Van Bracht

Nys may not have been able to take the World Championship title, but today at Parkcross Maldegem, he showed that he’s more than capable of taking a definitive win, soloing to the finish 12 seconds ahead of second place.

He was followed by Tom Meeusen and Niels Albert. Despite the season presumably being at a close after Worlds, and the Sunweb-Napoleon Games team not attending the event due to a dispute with the promoter, the field was still star-studded, as Lars Van der Haar took fourth, and new U23 World Champion Wout Van Aert took an impressive ninth with fellow U23 racer Sweeck just behind.

Jeremy Powers, the only American who took to the start line, took 13th.

Parkcross Maldegem Elite Men Results 2014

Rank
Name
Nat.
Age*
Result
1Sven NYSBEL381:00:44
2Tom MEEUSENBEL261:00:56
3Niels ALBERTBEL281:01:07
4Lars VAN DER HAARNED231:01:11
5Corne VAN KESSELNED231:01:54
6Rob PEETERSBEL291:01:59
7Martin BINACZE311:02:02
8Joeri ADAMSBEL251:02:19
9Wout VAN AERTBEL201:02:39
10Diether SWEECKBEL211:03:06
11Vincent BAESTAENSBEL251:03:14
12Mariusz GILPOL311:03:50
13Jeremy POWERSUSA311:03:56
14Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLEBEL261:04:07
15Javier RUIZ DE LARRINAGA IBANEZESP351:04:14
16Aitor HERNANDEZ GUTIERREZESP321:04:17
17Hendrik SWEECKBEL221:04:20
18Lubomir PETRUSCZE241:04:28
19Sven BEELENBEL241:04:39
20Antonin MARECAILLEFRA221:05:34
21Kevin EECKHOUTBEL251:05:59
22Lorenzo PEPERMANSBEL211:06:12
23Berne VANKEIRSBILCKBEL20
24Tim DE SCHUYTERBEL21
25Stef CLAEYSBEL19
26Edwin DE WITBEL31
27Nicolas LEBESQFRA33
28Bert DE WISPELAEREBEL32
29Maxime VANTOMMEBEL28
30Nick BOTHAUS32
31Kevin NEIRYNCKBEL23
32Teemu VIHOLAINENFIN25
33Gilles DE JAEGERBEL19