The Belgium kings of Cross burst out of the start to lead the pack on this first ever world event in the US.G
Fans turned up in droves to support Nys and the weather brought perfect cross conditions: fridged temps with mud and snow.
Crowds thrived in the bonus of "world cross weather"
The three Belgium musketeers Sven Nys, Lars Van Der Haar, and Bart Wellens break on the fly-over and get ahead of the pack.
Frenchman Francis Mourey throws a monkey wrench into the gameplan of Belgium with his own break for over one lap.
The musketeers form a train to chase him down.
The Belgiums quickly catch their prey and make him suffer out front before they push him back to 11th place.
Ryan Trevon (USA) maneuvers a tricky corner in the snow.
The very "Zen" Sven looks amazing calm in the turmoil of the race.
Top placing American, Tim Johnson, puts his right foot out to balance on a tricky turn.
ormer silver medalist, Jonathan Page, riding in his comfort zone.
Swiss rider, Lukas Fluckeriger, shows he's determined to break into the top group.
Spain brought in a small contingency of riders and Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez still managed to place 23rd.
NYC's own Zoltan Pisza, riding for his home country Hungary hits one the many rollers.G
Rounding the corner into a mechanical, Jonathan Page (USA) can't foresee the change in his luck.
After destroying the competition, it's now between Belgiums- Klaas Vantornout looks back to try to read Sven Nys' thoughts.
a beautiful treat for fans to have Sven Nys win here on US soil.
Congratulations to the world champions: Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) wins 2nd place, Sven Nys (Belgium) takes 1st, Lars Van D
Louisville's latest slugger managed to hit a home run first time at bat!