Racers in the Chicago Cross Cup’s famed Cat 4/5 party race got an afternoon to remember Sunday during the series’ opening race at Caldwell Woods. One Stan Nice, not seen since Singlespeed Worlds in Portland, was back on the start line and ready to tackle the course in Chicago along with the local racers.

The Caldwell Woods course features a set of stairs that is a fan favorite for cheering and heckling during the Cat 4/5 race. Nice, aka Sven Nys, made sure fans would get their money’s worth on Sunday. He bunny-hopped the barrier and then … well, just watch the video.

On Saturday, Nys and Sven Vanthourenhout provided ’cross knowledge at the Return of the Svens clinic, and on Sunday Nys taught Chicago’s cyclocross fans, if at first you do not ride up the stairs, try again and you will nail the impressive feat.

Stay tuned to see if Cody Kaiser is able to one-up Nys’s feat.