Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Sven Nys Monday!


Jan 3, 2005
Sven Nys might be old and he might be about to retire, but he showed the young guys the class that has made him the cross hero he is. The 39 year old Belgian won both of the top races at the week-end, plus the Gent ‘6 Day’ wound-up on Sunday with a popular win and we have results and video. Other cycling news: Team, race and rider news, hour record and a video Tour de France look back from Etixx – Quick-Step. TOP STORY: Race Organizers say ‘No’ to WorldTour ReformsThe AIOCC (Association Internationale des Organisateurs de Courses Cyclistes) has rejected the UCI WorldTour changes at their meeting in Germany on Friday. Seeing as ASO own most of the important races on the calendar and Christian Prudhomme is the top man at the AIOCC and ASO, this sets up a stand-off between the race organizers and the UCI, the teams and the riders. Although there are some things they agree on; the reduction in team sizes suits AIOCC, UCI and some of the teams, but not the riders as obviously that would mean less riders. But that is about as far as any agreement goes.In the end AIOCC/ASO own all the races that everyone wants to ride, although the races need the riders, new races with no history mean nothing to anyone, so the race organizers will win in the end. What ever happens; the argument can’t be good for the sport, although it makes a change from doping....

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