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Cross Worlds: Zdenek Stybar Does It Again!

With plenty of time for extravagant victory salutes as he circled the running track finish in St. Wendel, Germany, Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic & Telenet-Fidea) successfully defended his world elite cyclo-cross title on a sunny Sunday afternoon from ‘Mr. Consistency’ himself, Sven Nys (Belgium & Lanbouwkrediet) with Nys’s countryman – and Stybar’s trade team mate - Kevin Pauwels taking bronze.

PEZ Talks With English Cyclocrosser Ian Field

The clue is in his name, Ian ‘Field’ – smooth tarmac or even smoother hardwood boards are not for Mr. Field; he’s opted for the mud, sand, ice, adverse cambers, roots, yes, and fields of cyclo-cross. But not in the quiet of the green English countryside; rather in the madness that is a Flanders cyclo-cross – sand, cabbage patches, frites, hamburgers, beer, crazed fans who are insanely loyal to ‘their’ man and growl at the sight of the opposition’s ‘supporter’ coats; not to mention speeds that…