In #SVENNESS No. 6 we take a look at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championship race that took place in Louisville, Kentucky. Sven Nys won his second world championship and did with patience. Marking the leaders for most of the race, Nys used two spots on the course to make his decisive moves. The planks and the descent before the limestone steps. For this episode we focus on two skills. First, the advantage riding the planks had in this race over dismounting and running. And, second, the skill of patience. The ability to know you are faster on a certain section but not to exploit that knowledge until it is tactically most advantageous. There is nobody better than Nys in doing this and he turns the race at Eva Bandman Park into a clinic.
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