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by Mark Zalewski
January 10, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UK Anti-Doping chairman vows to find out contents of Wiggins’ medical package; Lieuwe Westra announces retirement; Alex Peters to step back from joining Team Sky; Étoile de Bessèges suffering from financial shortfall; Niels Albert: van Aert has plenty of time to left to win; Aqua Blue Sport to donate portion of prize money to Emerald Fund; Nys says no pressure on son following national championship; Possible 2018 UCI Road Worlds course leaked; Isle of Man picked to host 2017 British Road Championships; 2017 US National cyclocross championships highlights.
Sven Nys’ son Thibau is following in his father’s pedal strokes, winning a junior national title at the Belgian cyclocross championships last week. However, the multiple national and world champion father said there is no pressure for his son to become a pro cyclist, despite many on social media saying that a ‘new Nys’ is coming.
Thibau Nys, son of Sven Nys, winning a junior Belgian national championship.
“It was obviously very emotional and I loved the victory by Thibau,” Nys said on a morning radio programme.
“It was actually nicer than winning myself. Seeing how happy your son is and watching him thrust his hands in the air is a very special moment.”
Nys was clear that the bicycle is still a hobby for his son, at least in his own mind.
“The national championships is a step and will motivate him extra, but for now it is still a hobby. I do not know, of course, if he will pursue a career. And we will also not put any pressure on him. That’s something he has to decide.”
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