Thibau Nys’ Waterloo return reaps reversal of fortune in elite World Cup

More than an elite race, Sunday’s World Cup Waterloo was once a redemptive journey for Thibau Nys (Baloise Trek Lions). Just a yr in the past Nys competed in the lads’s elite World Cup contest however may no longer end because of a damaged collarbone.

One yr on, Nys stayed in competition for a podium spot with most sensible contenders Laurens Sweeck (Crelan-Fristads), Nys’ teammate Lars van der Haar and Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) and scored his highest end in an elite World Cup: 5th.

“My mission has been accomplished. I didn’t dare to take the initiative myself in the last [lap], because then I could still be third. But I’m glad Lars is still third. Perhaps this was the best result possible left for us to get,” the 19-year-old mentioned on the end to Wielerflits

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