Hard not to be a fan of Sven Nys...
The man who chased a heckler into the crowd during a race after the crazed
Cross fan kept throwing beer into his face.
The man who battled so many great racer over the years, many generations of champions, and more then not came to the finish line on terms ready to sprint for top honors on the day.
The man who has a mechanical or problem on course, acts cool and calm like his race is over and he is involved now in a casual stroll in the park. Then comes back to pass every single rider ahead going on to some incredible victory, saving the final pass of the leader until the last lap for added drama.
The man who can be considered the very best Cyclocross racer of all time.
Now Sven Nys races an american bike. Matching the top current Women in the World of Cross who just happens to be American Katie Compton.
Good times for Cyclocross in the USA ahead!