Cyclo-cross world champion Sven Nys and Katie Compton won their respective races at the GP Sven Nys on New Year's Day aboard Trek's new Boone cyclo-cross bikes.
Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) switched to Trek's new machine after a career-long association with Colnago bikes and immediatley took an impressive solo win in his 'home' race. Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma) placed second, with Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) in third.
Earlier, Compton (Trek) had won the women's race after a dual with Marianne Vos (Rabobank). British riders Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) and Helen Wyman (Kona) placed third and fourth.
The Boone features a carbon fibre OCLV frameset incorporating Trek's IsoSpeed decoupler, which is essentially a micro suspension unit affording a degree of comfort. Both Compton and Nys have hydraulic disc brakes installed on their Boone machines.
The Trek Boone 5 is available to British customers for £2400 and includes Shimano 105 groupset, Bontrager wheels and Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes.
Trek Boone machines
Sven Nys putting the bike through its paces
Bike love: Sven Nys wins
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