For the second year running, the Colnago Prestige will carry the rainbow bands of World Champion, and who better to take the crown from outgoing champion Niels Albert, than the King himself, Sven Nys.
If there was anything lacking in the palmares of a man who has dominated cyclocross for well over a decade, it was that he had previously only won one World Championship title, and many people felt that at the age of 36 he was unlikely to capture another. However, like the true legend of cyclocross that he is, Sven Nys captured his second title on 2nd February this year, and with this, cements his place as the greatest cyclocross rider of all time.
Piloting his Colnago Prestiges - bikes that he himself helped to develop - around a very tricky course in Louisville in the US in epic conditions, Sven rode a masterful race. He never overplayed his hand, preferring to let others blaze a trail for the majority of the race. However, using his killer instinct on the final lap, he forged into the lead, forcing compatriot and rival Klas Vanthourenhout to make an error and giving himself the chance to savour the victory before the line.
An incredible ride by an incredible cyclist. Chapeau Sven Nys.