Disappointing Result in Gieten

Disappointing Result in Gieten

Zdenek didn’t have such a great weekend. Following yesterday’s fourth place finish, Zdenek was only able to manage sixth in Gieten today. Sven Nys won again and extends his lead in the overall Superprestige standings.

Our world champion had another good start and immediately went on the attack with Rob Peeters. Klass Vantornout was also up front and the group had a 15 second lead after just one lap.

Nys, who was tied for the Superprestige lead with Styby at the start of today’s race, recognized the danger of letting the three leaders get away and caught up to them at the end of the third lap. Kevin Pauwels also worked his way up to the lead group a little while later, and halfway through the race Tom Meeusen joined them.

With two laps to go, Nys placed the decisive attack, and just like yesterday, Pauwels was able to match his pace, but Zdenek could not. “I don’t know what it is. Recently I haven’t been able to accelerate during the last quarter of the race,” our disappointed Czech responded. He would eventually finish back in sixth. "But it's not a tragedy. I'm still in the top three in all of the competitions," he added.

Nys was faster than Pauwels for the second day in a row, this time without any discussion. The result gives him a five point lead over Styby, who remains just ahead of Kevin Pauwels in the standings.

Styby will now head to Mallorca for three weeks of training. "I will only go to the Spanish World Cup race in Igorre and then the GVA race in Essen on December 17th." This will give the world champion a chance to rest a little and train. "I hope to be in good shape again in a short time."

By on 27/11/2011