Originally Posted by Dekker_Tifosi
Nr 1, 2 and 4 all 30+ ..vd Haar 21. Amazing considering how hard the course was in the end
Stybar, Albert & Boom did as well at the same age. Even Nys back in the days. So that's not uncommon, though.
VDH also raced less this season (which is normal at that age but he was fresher).
Agreed with Kwibus. Nys has often been trashed for his Worlds losses and his too heavy schedule, despite winning it already once. Two titles is probably more to his standards.
But it shows that in the end, what matters is consistency throughout the winter, like on the road, what matters is consistency throughout the season.
Nys is probably the greatest crosser of all time (while some won many more World titles) because he got so many ranking events. And Albert is probably the best crosser of 2012/2013 despite is monumental flop of yesterday.