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Stybar Wins Superprestige in Vorselaar

stybar wins superprestige in vorselaar   Stybar Wins Superprestige in Vorselaar

UCI World Cup champion Zdenek Stybar gets one over rival Niels Albert as he wins the overall 2010 Superprestige title, also breaking Sven Nys’ winning streak of seven straight victories in the process.

The circuit in Belgium had its share of snow and frigid temperatures that is currently blasting the cycling events in Europe at this time of the season, but Stybar and Albert nevertheless succeeded in putting on a fierce and exciting contest all throughout the race, one that seemed to reflect the intense rivalry between the two cyclocross stars.

Stybar and Niels have been waging their war of skill and pride against each other since last season, where they engaged in a racing rivalry for podium finishes and championships. This season is no different, as both riders are currently tied in the overall classification even before the Superprestige event.

Zdenel Stybar had also acknowledged his rival’s accomplishments, saying that Albert…

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Niels Albert Takes Superprestige Cyclocross Series Lead

niels albert takes superprestige cyclocross series lead   Niels Albert Takes Superprestige Cyclocross Series Lead

World champion ‘cross rider Niels Albert, of Belgium, took the lead today of the Superprestige Cyclocross series. His lead came about after winning the sixth round, after going head to head with Zdenek Stybar. The two men broke apart from the pack in the mud-filled race in Diegem, Belgium. Kevin Pauwels took third. Sven Nys, series leader, struggled early on in the race, and was eventually withdrawn due to mechanical difficulties. American rider Jonathan Page took 15th. Albert took the lead of the series with 84 points, and behind him are Stybar with 81 points, and Nys with 71. The Superprestige series will continue with the next round on February 7th, 2010, in Zonhoven, Belgium.

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Sven Nys Gets 50th Superprestige Win

sven nys gets 50th superprestige win   Sven Nys Gets 50th Superprestige Win

Sven Nys, Belgian cyclo-cross champion, has won his 50th career win in the Superprestige series today. His win came about in the fifth round in Gieten. He is off to a bit of a slower start, as this is only his fifth of the season, which may be due to his summer mountain bike racing. “I’ve been waiting on my 50th Superprestige victory, but it was a deserved victory. This is a ‘cross for riders with power. Normally I do not like those, because of lack of technical sections. But today I immediately had good sensations. I quickly took the lead and did not let up. If the condition is good, you can ride away from the rest,” says Nys. There are only three more races left in the series, and Nys has an opportunity to earn his 10th overall win in the series….

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