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‘It’s dangerous to compare with Van der Poel and Van Aert’ – Thibau Nys follows his own path

Thibau Nys

Cyclocross star Thibau Nys hit the dirt running as he opened his first full season at elite level with back-to-back victories at Exact Cross Beringen and the UCI World Cup in Waterloo this September. The latter also made him the third youngest winner of an elite-level World Cup and the third to achieve the feat before turning 21.

But there are no prizes for guessing the two who did it younger – Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel. The comparisons are there to be made, but they’re not something Nys himself buys into, rightly wanting to avoid the pressure of matching the achievements of the pair both off the road and on it.

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