Thibau Nys will have to wait a little longer for his first title among the pros.
The expectations for our compatriot were high, but they were not met. Nys was forced to chase from the start during the European Championships and threw in the towel before the end.
“This European Championship was a big off day,” he puffed afterwards. “Already in the first round I felt that there was almost nothing in my legs. I fought for the first three rounds, but I fell further and further.”
And to make matters worse, our compatriot also suffered a puncture at the end.
“Then it was all over for me,” said a disappointed Nys. “I wanted to finish the cross, but that suddenly turned out to be impossible. I think the Koppenberg was still in my legs and the succession of races also took its toll.”
A missed opportunity for Nys, who was put forward as one of the top favorites for the European title.
“It’s a shame, because this race should have suited me, but of course I’m not going to say that I regret riding the Koppenbergcross.”
What will the next few weeks bring for Nys?
“I think I have to put the World Cup rankings out of my mind,” he added. “This way I can start fresher in other races. If I am fresh, I can compete with the better ones. If I have not recovered sufficiently, then I will not succeed.”
“I now have to reset and see how I will approach the coming races. My age will also play a role here. This is part of the learning process I am undergoing as a rider.”