After some below par performances recently, Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink Team) returns to action today in the sixth round of the Superprestige series in Diegem. Nys didn’t start in either the recent Zolder or Namur rounds of the World Cup due to lacklustre form.

However, Nys has been unable to establish the reason behind his poor form. Speaking to, he said, “I cannot pinpoint the problem, if I knew exactly what it was I would have been able to solve it. I can only perform well when I feel good and so I make no illusions – I’m unlikely to suddenly perform very well after such a poor spell.”

Earlier this month, Nys spent two weeks training in Spain in a bid to get some form, but it doesn’t seem to have worked. He told Het Nieuwsblad, “Despite my two weeks away, it’s just not right. When I want to accelerate, I feel that I haven’t got the strength. I can ride around for an hour at the same tempo but when I need to accelerate, I can’t.”

Nys has now given up hopes of good placings in the Superprestige, Bpost Bank Trofee and World Cup series.

He is set to race two more races in the next few days, in Loenhout on December 30th and his home race of Baal (January 1st). He still has six weeks to try and gain some form for the World Championships in Tabor, but has said an appearance there is still uncertain.