No more Mister Nys guy

Some heavily marinated frites-eating knucklehead thought it was amusing to toss beer on Sven Nys at the Azencross today.

Said knucklehead thought otherwise after the Cannibal of Baal — who was having a very bad day on the job — dropped his bike and ducked through the course tape to have a pointed discussion with him, just before a less restrained individual flew past to flatten the beer-pitcher.

Nys returned to the course, jogging with his bike, but eventually abandoned in disgust. Two crashes and seven dousings with beer apparently were enough for one day. Afterward he tweeted: “Throwing beer each lap is a bit much, so I got it into my head to go & ask why. A little bit of respect, please.” Word.

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7 Responses to “No more Mister Nys guy”

  1. brokenlinkjournalism Says:

    I take it that it was some cheap beer if he was getting doused each lap! Silly Europeans….

  2. Jon Paulos Says:

    Damn right! The great thing about these kind of races is that spectators can get right up to the racers. So in turn they have an obligation to let the racers do what they do, and not abuse them. Sure, I know half the spectators at that event were plastered. That’s not an excuse.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      There should be an annual Payback Is a Bitch Day during which racers get to visit shops, factories, farms and offices, and lounge about shouting abuse, aleing themselves up and chucking empty plastic cups at the employees.

      • Larry T. Says:

        Sounds like something Mitt Romney would enjoy organizing! Got a haircut in St. George UT the other day where they didn’t much appreciate my quip about Utah folks being sore after Uncle Mitty lost his (last, I hope) presidential bid….probably was lucky to get out of there without a unrequested (very) close shave!

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Speaking of the Tour de Beer, are we still planning the Durango getaway this summer? I was hoping to touch base with Joey but he put out the “Gone Fishing” sign on his shop and decided to enjoy the holidays.

    Some specifics. One, is it a go? Two, are we back at the Solstice or later on in the summer. Three, where to meet? I asked the Rochester if they had group rates for people writing stories about bike tours and the office person looked at me like I was a lunatic.

    Anyway…

  4. Libby Says:

    That beer thrower – what a creep and a weasel. I hope he got a snootful of mud when he was shoved(?) by the bystander.

    Happy New Year, Patrick to you and Herself, Mister Boo, Turk and Mia. Mister Boo’s fiscal cliff dance video could be a “Every day I wake up in Dog Haus Heaven and not in a shelter” break dance routine, too.

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