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The Belgian suffers from a heart problem that could lead to a heart attack during a race
Nys takes the overall title as Albert comes to life in the final round of the series
Photos from the final round of the 2013-14 Superprestige series
The world champ lays it down in the mud, but gets back up and races toward a strong solo victory ahead of a gritty Meeusen
Compton solos to the victory ahead of Cant while Albert bests youngster van der Poel
Both victors solo to the top step of the podium through the deep sand of Koksijde
Albert rides away from world champion Nys while Harris leads from wire to wire
A slow start didn't keep Nys from repeating his 2012 victory at Zonhoven, as a late surge by Albert fell just short of success
Niels Albert, Sven Nys, Amy Dombroski and others look back on the season that was in 2012-13
The Belgian champion escapes Nys, Albert and Meeusen and rides the last two laps alone to victory
Albert continues to lead the Bpost Bank Trofee series with one race remaining
The Belgian contingent met its home-country press Friday morning and pointed at each other to win in Louisville
We handicap the favorites for UCI Elite Cyclocross World Championships
The most likely characters to step up on Sunday in Louisville and prevent a repeat of Belgium's top-seven sweep at the world championships
Cincinnati takes on a European flair as worlds loom in Kentucky
A rare Belgian-free podium, worlds in the U.S. and a new international squad may herald the globalization of cyclocross
Katie Compton can clinch the World Cup overall on Sunday, and ’cross titans address beer-throwing fans
Sven Nys is fallible, Meredith Miller and Amy Dombroski are likely to be in Louisville, and Logan Owen is a world title contender
The world champ escapes with four laps to race and never looks back
American Jonathan Page turns in a fine ride to place fifth in Bredene
The previously invincible Sven Nys has a race to forget, crashing at least twice and confronting an unruly spectator
The Belgian champ pries open a small gap on a climb, then breaks away on a sandy decline to win in Zolder
The wily Belgian champ makes his move going into a run-up and holds his advantage to the finish
The Belgian champion appears to unclip in the two-up sprint, leaving Pauwels to take the victory
Nys works his way through the field and into an elite lead group, then makes the winning move in the final lap
Kaitie Antonneau, Jasmin Achermann lead a generation of young female cyclocrossers in Europe that are benefiting from the sport's growth
The Belgian champ starts well back in the field, but battles back in time to capitalize on a late miscue by the rainbow jersey
A nearly perfect Belgian champion keeps his cool after a bobble and wins the race
Dan Seaton answers reader questions on the Albert/Nys rivalry, the best mud tires, and the chances for the U.K. to host a World Cup
Albert calls Van Der Haar the favorite for worlds in Louisville, but the levelheaded young Dutch rider has more modest goals
An early bobble by Van Der Haar gives Nys the chance he needs to take the lead and the win
The world champ proves unstoppable on a heavy course with a lot of running
Familiarity with cantilevers, easy wheel changes and bad noise have most top pros sticking with old-school stoppers
The two fought a battle royale that didn't end until the final meters of dirt, where Nys shot past Albert for the win
The Belgian champion shells the rainbow jersey on the final muddy climb
Albert takes the win over Klaas Vantornout.
U.S. champion Jeremy Powers rides to a strong seventh place in the World Cup opener
Pauwels nearly overhauls the rainbow jersey at the line as Sven Nys crosses for third, nearly a minute down
The Belgian champ put it all into one final attack going into the finishing straight
Belgian champion Niels ALbert (BKCP-Powerplus) escaped Lars Boom (Rabobank) with just under five laps to race in the GVA Trofee Loenhout, then held his advantage over a four-man chase including Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet), Telenet-Fidea teammates Bart Wellens and Rob Peeters, and world champion Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step).
Sven Nys bounced back from Saturday's DNF to win a two-man battle with Niels Albert and take the lead in the UCI World Cup on Sunday at Namur.
Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Sanne Van Paassen (Brainwash) won the Superprestige stop in Zonhoven on Sunday.
Belgian champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) won a muddy Superprestige opener in Ruddervoorde on Sunday.
Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) won the Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin on Sunday in Kalmthout.
Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) clinched the overall victory in the GvA Trofee series on Sunday as Belgian champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) won the finale in Oostmalle.
Niels Albert wins the finale in Hoogerheide and clinches the World Cup title.
Kevin Pauwels outduels World Cup leader Niels Albert in Pont-Château, France.
Niels Albert (BKCP) won one of cyclocross' most coveted titles on Sunday, earning the first Belgian national championship title of his career.
Just a week ahead of the Belgian championships, the evenly matched Nys and Albert stand alone as the favorites.
Former world champion Niels Albert runs a Stevens carbon Team DA bike outfitted with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group.