In St. Wendel, Germany, Czech Zednek Stybar (Telnet-Fidea) won his second Elite Cyclo-cross World Championship.
With his final move coming on the seventh of 11 laps Stybar created a gap between himself and Belgian Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) on the courses main climb. Stybar and Nys dominated the race, on the front from the very first lap. With 5 laps to go the two had a 20 second gap and were never seen again.
After a quick bike change Stybar opened up his gap on Nys and held it comfortably until the end.
Nys finished 17 seconds back for silver, while Belgiums Kevin Pauwels grabbed the bronze a further minute down by out sprinting Mourey of France and Walsleben of Germany.
The US contingent was lead by Jonathan Page, salvaging 12th after a flat on the third lap while in the lead group. Jeremy Powers was 16th while Tim Johnson crashed near the Start-Finish line only 25 minutes into the race and did not finish.
Zednek Stybar will now focus on a road racing career with the Belgian Pro Tour squad Quick-Step. This second Elite Worlds title, and third career title (U23) may be his final for Cyclo-cross.