– Hello everyone. I’m Jeremy Powers, and I am here today with one of the greatest
of all time, Sven Nys, and Sven thank you for coming on. – Thank you. – We’re here at the cycling center, your cycling center, The Sven Nys Cycling
Center in Baal, Belgium, which is home of the GP Sven Nys and now the Sven Nys Cycling Academy. So we’re spending a day with you as you teach the next generation
of cyclo-cross riders. Tell me what we’re going to do today. – We’re going to learn a
lot of cyclo-cross skills, not especially cyclo-cross,
we have also kids who are riding on the mountain bike. When they are young, they need to develop
everything so we let them drop, we let them ride rock gardens. Try to learn some reaction
up and on the bike, cornering, everything. So it’s during the whole week
from Monday until Friday, kids between five and 14 years. – I think it’s really cool that these kids are going to be able to learn with you, and hang out and spend an entire day. (yelling in foreign language) (upbeat music) Belgium’s dominance in cyclo-cross has been the storyline from
the birth of the sport. The country, undeniably has more medals in the discipline of cyclo-cross than any country, and
probably some combined. So getting to spend a day with a guy who has had such a big
part of putting the sport on the map, well, it was pretty cool. I was also able to participate
in the day’s festivities. Here Sven’s showing the
kids how to properly put me into the tape,
and then we teamed up to take the kids on and start practice. Then he taught us all about the basics of explosivity training. (whistle blowing) (whistle blowing) (whistle blowing) – [Sven] Up, up, up, up, up, up! Come on, come on, come
on, come on, come on! – And a little bit of stretching. (Sven speaking foreign language) Okay, it’s clear that we can all learn a few things from Sven Nys. Sven Nys is regarded as one of the most prolific cross-racers of all time. Not just for his results, which include four world
championship medals, 13 Overall Superprestige victories, and 50 World Cup wins. It was also his determination,
style, and technique that captured fans attention
all over the world. Nicknamed the Cannibal from Baal, which is his hometown in Belgium. And I have to say with
a nickname like that, I think he’s a little more
light hearted these days. But that determination that
he used in his racing career has turned into a desire to inspire the next generation of great cross-riders, and give back to the sport that he loves. – [Sven] Come on, come on, come on. Come on! (speaking foreign language) – This is the Sven Nys boot camp. It’s a little bit like military training, but with Sven’s panache
and the kids are loving it and they’re, it’s great. It’s absolutely perfect. (speaking foreign language) Sven styled it up, and demonstrated how to ride off a six-foot drop, and then sent the jaw-dropped
kids off to lunch. But there was no way that we
were leaving that property without a tutorial on how to ride the infamous air set that
broke the internet last year when Sven uploaded a
video of his son, Thibau, riding the stairs of the GP Sven Nys. – [Sven] Even I feel
adrenaline if I’m doing that. (laughing) – This section is also
part of GP Sven Nys, which is the iconic Sven Nys
Classic race that’s happening I believe it’s every January 1st. It’s the first race of the
New Year, so really cool, because everyone comes
out in their new kit if they’ve signed to a new team, or if their team has
taken on new sponsors, this is the race where
everyone gets to show that off. Very iconic race, and that big picture that’s
up top of Sven winning, I believe was the last time that he won in his world champions kit, so very cool to be here
with so much history. But obviously being
able to see this section and then look at it,
it really is daunting. If you look at, and you think ah, I didn’t know if I could ride it, especially from the
videos on the internet, so like you think, you have
to see it to believe it. The thing that makes it so unique, is the narrowness of this post here. So this post is actually,
when you come up here, if you weren’t very skilled
and you didn’t do it, you would hit, you would hit your bars. So the idea that you would
sort of have to come into this with the right amount of speed, you have to be at an angle, and then when you’re here you pull over. You pull the front wheel to this side, and then you’re here, but then
you have to do like a lunge, a lunge forward with the bike to be able to get it over
these last two stairs, because there isn’t enough space. How cool that we were able
to be here and check this out and do it with the master himself. So I’m going to to try
and get out of the way but Sven’s going to hit this and then I’m going to
to take some pointers. (rock music) Not bad. (laughing) (electronic music) (laughing) – Perfect. He still has it. – Day one of Sven’s
clinic is in the books. The children grabbed some more pictures and rode around a bit
after things concluded. We changed out of our kits
and headed over to the museum, which is also at the property
for a quick walk through and a history lesson about the sport from the man himself. Sven is going to take us through, what I would call a shrine,
but it’s more than that. It is a very inclusive space that tells us all about
the history of the sport. Of course, all of your
accolades and the things that you’ve been able
to do in your career, but this is a really fun spot. Tell us a little bit about what
we’re going to see in here. – Well all things that
come together on an event, that’s called cyclo-cross. The starting line and here it all starts and then you see all pictures
of riders from the past, bikes from the past, but
also that we are racing with the last few years. We’re learning a little
bit more about tires, trophies, stories from the fans. – [Jeremy] Yeah. – Everything is involved. Of course, jerseys from all
the champions from World Cup. Erwin Vervecken, Bart
Wellens, Paul Herygers, all the champions from the past. But also from Wout Van Aert when he was the Belgian champion in the past. The girls are involved, Prevot is here. – [Jeremy] Yes, of course. – All these disciplines are on the wall. Cyclo-cross, Mountain Bike, BMX, Trial, and then you have this, follow the course. From the start with all the pictures from the nice event that
we have for the moment, like (speaks foreign language)
like we say it in Belgium. – [Jeremy] What does that mean? – (speaks foreign language)
that means, it’s– – [Jeremy] Like a sloping– – [Sven] Yes. – [Jeremy] It’s like a theater. – [Sven] Yeah it’s like a theater, it’s like a football stadium. – [Jeremy] Yes, yes. – [Sven] Really the
atmosphere from the people that cheer you on, it’s really nice. – [Jeremy] Yeah. – So and then you have all my
victories during my career. They are standing on top from ’98 until the end of the
experience center 2016, when I won my last two races of the year. – And I don’t want to say, but I think, is it 50 World Cup wins? – Yes. – That’s pretty cool and
is it nine national titles? – Nine national titles. I have four world titles, two under 23, two at the elite category. – Yes. – And then yeah, I think 13 Superprestige Overall rankings. – A lot of great things. – A lot of great things. – Yes, all right down
the road, down the track. – Down the road. – Well actually, yeah. – Stories from all the
people that are involved in cyclo-cross now, but also in the past. Girlfriend of Eli Iserbyt, my coach, Brook Watts, organizer of
Cross Vegas in the past. The father of Bart Wellens. – [Jeremy] A very iconic face. – Yes, and we have it in
three different languages. – Yeah, which is very inclusive also. – You can see it in English, in French, and in Dutch of course. – Yes. – Pictures of big heroes in cyclo-cross. – I know, this guy looks so familiar. – I don’t know if you know him,
but he was an American guy, he won a lot of races, and
he’s very, very important for cyclo-cross in the US. It’s Jeremy Powers. – Thank you, thank you. (laughing) Okay. The man at the moment. – He’s the man at the moment. He was really young when he won his first world title in Tabor. Unbelievable, I think he was just, his first world championship’s
in the elite category. Unbelievable what he’s doing now, he won Amstel Gold Race this year. – [Jeremy] I know. – [Sven] He doesn’t know his limits yet. – [Jeremy] I know. – [Sven] It’s crazy. – We don’t know what else he’ll do. – Yeah. (laughing) – He doesn’t maybe. – This is my guy. – Yes. – And organizing everything around, Telenet Fidea Lions. Antonne is the leader of the gang in the Telenet Fidea Lions. My son is already here
with the story of his dad. – I love it. – Maybe I need to tell
them with the next plate, that about the next champions, we’ll see. (laughing) – I love it, I love it. – I don’t know. This is actually,
something really special in all around cyclo-cross that
makes cyclo-cross also bigger, the postcards. – Of course. – Everybody wants to have a postcard with a picture of their riders. – Yes. – Signed them. It comes actually from France. Trophies of course. – [Jeremy] Yes. – [Sven] Are here. – [Jeremy] In which of these,
would be your favorite? If you had to pick one. – Of course. – Can we see it? – Ah, it’s glued. – Okay it’s glued. Yeah, okay, yeah, we’ll leave it there. We don’t want people to touch them anyway. – [Sven] And then you have
the stories and actually– – This is very Belgium Sven. – It’s really cool. You can take a beer, but
you can listen to a story that’s involved in cyclo-cross. – Hello? – A story that’s coming
out of cyclo-cross, a story about the race in Baal, a story about the coldest
world championship, a story about fans of Bart Wellens and all in different languages. – I love it, I love it. That’s so cool. Very, very, very cool. – [Sven] The campers, how
you say it in English? – [Jeremy] Yes, it’s right,
yeah, it’s a mobile home. – You can actually see in
the window of a mobile home. – [Jeremy] I love it. – The story of Tone and Tess Aert that are preparing their race and a lot of people are standing there and they say, “What’s
happening in that car?” – [Jeremy] Yeah. – [Sven] For me this
is how it all started. – [Jeremy] Yeah. – I won my first world
championships in Munich, on the 23 jumping barriers. Really quick and that helped me to win my first world championship. It made me famous and a lot
of kids after me done it. – I know. – Now it’s, if you now don’t jump– – [Jeremy] You’re off the back. – Yes. So, Anton Mersa is talking
about how he’s doing it, he’s jumping actually really high. – I know. – He is more than 70 centimeters. – He is arguably, the best. – Yeah. These are images of how I trained. These are images from my last year. They made a documentary of my last year and you can see how we train in Mallorca, in the training camp, preparing a race, training on the road. It’s not only about riding your bike, but also being flexible, core stability, running in summer, in winter, everywhere. So people can learn a little
bit more about the watts. – All right. – How many power you need to know to have 200 watts, 425 watts. – Yep. – Because before we only
talked about heart rate. And now if you’re watching TV, it’s all about how many
watts you can pedal. – Yeah. – They need to learn
step by step what it is. – Right. – To feel the difference
between 200 and 425 watts. – I love it, yeah, or 1500 here. – Yeah, but that bike we don’t have, because it’s a little bit too much. (laughing) This is actually Niels Albert zone, Niels was famous for his
riding through the sand. – [Jeremy] Yes. – [Sven] He won Koksijde world
championships in the sand. – [Jeremy] Yes. – And he talked about how
he’s riding through the sand. But also you can experience yourself what it is to ride through the sand. So you can play a game and
there is the handlebar, so you push on the bottom, and then you can ride through the sand and it’s the course in Zandduivel and you need to ride through the sand. You can go left and right,
and you see the hard trail where you need to ride. After a few seconds,
you need to do a corner. You can even crash if you want. (laughing) Look, I’m going to ride into the fence. – [Jeremy] Oh no! – Yeah, yeah, there’s a crash. (laughing) All bikes, from all champions, 10 times national champion. Roland Liboton, five time world champion. How he rides cyclo-cross. – [Jeremy] So crazy. – [Sven] You know all those things, it’s unbelievable.
– It’s so crazy isn’t it? – And now if you see this bike, you know why they need
to run more than we. – Right, yeah. – Narrow tires. – It’s a different sport. – They need to make a decision before they came on the barrier
what they’re going to do, because they are not
clicked in, but they are, how you say it? – Yeah, yeah, stuck. – Stuck, they are stuck. And then you have the world champion bike from Paul Herygers, in
the sand pit in Koksijde. – Wow. – This is actually a little
bit more like it is now. – Yeah, but also with
the really big tires, 34 tires, which– – It’s not allowed anymore. – I know, at the beginning
of my career you could have, but now is not allowed. – Then you Niels Albert’ bike, Koksijde World Championship. Same course, different bike. Much lighter. Mine also, but yeah, here
is a lot of technology, IsoSpeed in the back, electronic shifting, that’s not there yet. – Yep. – So, its completely different, and the next step is disc breaks. So we need to have– – A disc brake bike. – [Sven] A disc brake bike over here. – [Jeremy] Soon. – [Sven] Yeah. – [Jeremy] I love it. – Almost everyday I’m here and I love it. – Yeah. You can see the passion. – This cyclo-cross energy, it
gives me so much good feeling, and see all those kids, all those older people that
also coming with their E-bikes, and yeah, for me that’s a dream come true. – Sven, thanks so much for
having us today at the camp. That was really, for me,
having also done a lot of cyclo-cross camps, just the
amount of kids that are here, and all of the things
you’re teaching them, and the skills that you’re giving them, and obviously the passion that you have with so many great results. I think for them, it’s
not only inspirational, but it’s a part of the sport that I think everyone is
going to really enjoy seeing, and so for you, I’m just curious to know, giving these kids the pointers, and giving them the drills,
and the reaction time, and these like ideas of
things to go home with, what does it encompass for you? Obviously it’s special, you can see the energy and the passion. – Yes, it’s amazing to see how many things they can learn on a few days. – [Jeremy] Yeah. – [Sven] And coming afterwards on a race, and see the kids, and they say “Hi.” and “Hey, I can show you
what I learned at home.” And afterwards they going to a race, they have a license, they start racing, they are the first podium, they sent me a mail with
the pictures of the podium, and the I say, “Oh yeah, for
me, this is what I want”. I learned so many things
during those 20 years, that I want to give them
to the young kids now, because that’s the future. And we have all the experience over here, we have the infrastructure over here. We need to let the sport grow
and I can’t do this alone, it’s a small country. It’s an important part of cyclo-cross, but we need to do this
with other champions in other countries, like
you did in the past, we need to do this all over the world, and then we can step by
step let the sport grow, and that’s my dream. – That’s right, yeah and I agree, and I think that we have so
much momentum with the sport. – Yes. – We are at a place now
where it’s so well televised. There’s so much
infrastructure like you said, and there’s all this publicity and there’s more and more coming in. So yeah, you have to just
say, I’m doing something. – Yes. – And this is just part
of doing something. You can’t just say, aw, I’d like to do it, I think it’d be good. No, doing something and you’re out here as a multiple time world champion, literally the most successful
by the numbers rider that we’ve ever seen, so to
see you literally out here working with these kids, one to one, I think everyone should be humbled. And it’s not just for
Dutch or Belgian riders, you speak great english. – I do my best. – Canadians want to come over
and they want to do something, English speaking people want to come over and spend the day with you, they can. They can bring their kids, come on a holiday, stay at the B&B Have a snack and beer. – Everything is here, everything is here. – Your cycling playground. Cyclo-cross playground in fact. – Yeah that’s true, no. That’s what we try to do. To bring kids from all over the world. Learn them all skills of cyclo-cross, and see them on races, see them winning against
other competitors, that’s what cyclo-cross is all about. – I was inspired and I think
a lot of other people were. Thank you for the time today
and we’ll see you soon. – Have a great trip in Europe, and maybe we’ll see each
other in Waterloo or Iowa or on the other races. – Yes, very well. So that was a day with Sven Nys. I hope you guys liked this video, if you do please leave a
comment and give it a thumbs up. If you want to see some other
great cyclo-cross videos, check those out right
there on your screen.

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100 thoughts on “Cyclo-cross Legends: A Day In The Life Of Sven Nys

  • October 4, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    Which of his wins was the most memorable to you? What do you think is the coolest thing about his Cycling Centre in Baal?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    You can hear the energy and passion in Sven Nys voice

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    It must be Nys to be that talented.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Puck Moonen is a UCI professional cyclist. Not just someone's girlfriend, not just a pretty face :@

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    so jealous of those children. A photo taken together with Sven and JP…

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    A cycling legend…meets Sven Nys! Great video Jeremy. Looked like you really enjoyed it.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    At least say his name right

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Great segment on a legend,Jeremy. What a nice guy!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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    What a hero!, great to see a new generation getting 1st class training from Sven himself!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    I must say really liking Jeremy's videos! Proving to be be a great addition to the GCN team. 👍🚴😀

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    So…The Jeremy Powers Cycling Center? I’ll send my kids there.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    Well this is just fantastic !

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    Best museum ive ever seen

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    What a legend. Immense respect for what he does now.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Legends

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    Fantastic!!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    great to see lucky kids

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:52 pm
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    Sooo cool. When can I move in?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    Always funny how english-people pronounce Dutch and French names! Why can we pronounce english names but not the other way around? Nice sounds a bit more like Nys.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    amazing !!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    how anyone could give this a thumbs down is beyond me WTF are u watching this channel for if u dont enjoy it. Awesome job Jpow keep the vids coming great content ,. I have met both u and Sven on several occasions and u both have been nothing but the real deal. Much love

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    I want to go to this camp lol

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    What a legend!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    Inspirational

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    Congratulations hopefully in my contry mexico would have that support

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  • October 4, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Jeremy and Sven are kindred spirits in many ways. I could totally see the Jeremy Powers cycling center in Northampton!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    Loved this! Learned a lesson too. Look for the alternative line where it may not be obvious.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    In Canada, we speak french too Jeremy… @16:49

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Jeremy = an excellent presenter…Great addition to the channel (as I've mentioned before)…..10/10

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    The Dan Lloyd beer academy – now there's an idea.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    So good! Added to the euro bucket list! Great video GCN!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    It's great to see an old guy like Sven looking forward to having a disc brake bike on the display of champion bikes and having the older population riding e-bikes. He's embracing the future!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    This excellent, but I think Sven's light-hearted mood started when he said "It's the first time I saw a rider hanging in a tree!" 😂😂😂🚲

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:15 am
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    Awesome segment!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    Great guy! Nice video Jeremy.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    Awesomeness for the kids future of the sport we can learn so much

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:31 am
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    A beautiful video thanks GCN

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    Today was new bike day i got my 2020 giant contend 3 and it is…. AWESOME!!! its sooo fast and i love it 😟+🚴=😀

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    Was jpow even talking??? Sven Nys, wow, carried the entire segment on his own…. And 3 yrs into retirement, still looking fly like he COULD CRUSH u on a CX course.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    Shaved head is aperantly a cycle cross thing! Lol good video

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    Such a great video Jeremy! Nice one. We need more of this "the fabric of cycling culture" type of content… There's only so many videos one can watch about the latest aero gains! For me, this is WAY more interesting…

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    Wow he is so full of energy, no wonder all these wins!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    As a school teacher and a long time Sven Nys fan I've never felt closer to a pro-cyclist. I can completely relate to his desire to pass on what he knows to the next generation. There is something truly satisfying to passing on knowledge to the next generation. Kudos to you Sven (and J-Pow).

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    I need to go there, great video!!!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    Two Champions and great people! Thank you 🙏

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    What an inspiration!!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    please do more of this kind of video, its very educational, love it 😍

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:33 am
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    Sven is such an awesome ambassador and inspiration for the sport.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:34 am
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    Sven is classy champion. 👍

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Great show!! Sven is a class act!!! Sweet how you cleared the stairs💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼🚵🏻‍♂️💨

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:52 am
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    That is so cool

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:00 am
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    Quote of the day – "I love it". So do we, please more of this good stuff, Thank you Jeremy.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    double-like!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    Fantastic !

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    two bold guys hahah

    sns

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    As a Belgian I just have to like this video. Good job!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    Never really thought about how revolutionary clipless pedals would been for CX back in the day.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    Great video.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:13 am
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    Great content

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:15 am
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    Forgive Jeremy, he's American – "camper" is fine in English too.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    Sven Nys? Nah. Sven Supernice.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    Nys is pronounced like "Nice"

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    jPOWWWWW!!!!!!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    Very cool Jeremy – what's the address :)? I want to go! Great segment and something to add to the bucket list!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    Dude thats superb editing! Two Jeremys at the same time!'😆

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    Really liked this type of video, even though I'm not much into cyclocross. What a passion from this guy, he even diverted to the Belgiums.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    Thank you for the excellent and inspiring video!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    So cool to see Sven thriving post-career.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    The pronunciation of his last name ——– please do right! 🙂

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    As a belgian,, I'm very proud we have such amazing cyclists and living icons like Sven Nys.
    Jeremy and the GCN team did an amazing job to portrait someone that does so much for the sports.
    LOVE IT!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    I only learned about cross a couple years ago (thanks GCN), so I love these videos that dig into its history. Just wish stuff like this camp was more prevelant in the US 30 years ago 😅

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    Time to start planning a vacation to Belgium!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    Great production!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    5:26 Extremely Belgium selection on tap. 🙂

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    Can you imagine any other recently retired LEGEND in any other sport, or even another cycling discipline, giving back everyday like this??

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  • October 5, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    I wish I could go to that camp!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    That feeling you get when the kids have nicer bikes than you do x__x

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    Funny how he says gf of Eli Iserbyt but they aren’t even together anymore 😅

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    One of the best videos GCN has made. Great story. Great cinematography. Great subject. Great humour.

    Quick Question: Does Sven offer lessons for middle-age wannabe cyclocross participants? (Asking for a friend)

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    About zonhoven, de kuil = the pit

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    Sven and Jeremy…..separated at birth?

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    Excellent!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    Wow, Sven really was super relaxed. And Jeremy was as awesome as ever. Looking at the other comments – it might be time to introduce JAM Fund to clarify that Jeremy has been at the "support the next generation"-bit at least as long as Sven. 😉

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    Love those ideas for explosively training! Will be trying them out with the kids I coach this afternoon.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    Always great to see Jeremy and in an incredible setting… WOW!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    As a native Belgian, it's so funny to continuously hear Jeremy butcher Sven's name. Nys is pronounced like the English word 'ace' with an n in front of it. Other than that minor detail, a very good video from GCN!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    FYI: his name is pronounced ‘Nas’, not ‘niece’ or ‘nice’ 😎

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    One of the Very best GCN videos so far, Sven has created a great school!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    More please

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    Not a win, but a very memorable moment was when Sven Nys gave up his second place in the general classification at the 2012 Azencross to stop and confront a spectator who was throwing beer at him each lap for a total of 7 laps. He could have snapped, but didn’t. Great sportmanship.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    MVDP found his limit, it's a rainy day in Yorkshire 😉

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:59 am
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    OUTSTANDING!

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:27 am
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    I've started my last two New Years cheering riders through the mud at GP Sven Nys, but never knew of the museum. Must make sure I visit next time.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    CX season, I love this time of year
    Keep these coming J-Pow !

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    7:30 Sven is adhering to Velominati rule #7, his tan lines are razor sharp!

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    I think Sven just suggested the "J-Pow School of Cross" should launch

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  • October 7, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    What a guy!!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    @global cycling network – maybe you could ask Sven to produce an english version of the documentary of his last year ("het laatse jahr" ?) ??

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Cyclo cross legend? 😂 Sponsored by??

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    Two of my CX idols together making really good work to help our sport grow!! Thanks for all!!

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