Sven Nys hopping and in control at the 2013 Superprestige race in Diegem.

Superprestige: Sven Nys hopping and in control at the 2013 Superprestige race in Diegem.

Sven Nys put on an impressive display of cyclocross prowess at the Superprestige race in Diegem, straying from his recent script of observing early and then moving to the front late. Using the sand and hoppable barriers to his advantage, Nys never looked at his limit in the Belgian night race and spent several laps early and late solo at the front.

Nys even had time to pay tribute to Colnago, after more than a decade of racing and winning on the brand. Nys will switch to Trek on January 1. Stay tuned for more details on that switch.

The race was the fourth podium for series leader Albert at the Superprestige series this season, while Nys has finished in either second or first in the five events he finished after dropping out in Gieten after a crash and jammed chain.

Watch Sven Nys, Tom Meeusen and Niels Albert race to the finish with the entire last lap video of the Superprestige race in Diegem below. [See full report and results from the 2013 Superprestige Diegem race here]

2013 Superprestige Diegem Elite Men’s Race Video – Last Lap

See highlights from the 2013 Superprestige Diegem Women’s race here.