Reigning Women's World Cup champion Nicole Cooke has said she'll wait and see how the 2007 season continues to unravel before making any predictions on her chances of retaining the title, after fierce rival Marianne Vos closed the World Cup gap at the weekend's Switzerland round. Vos closed the World Cup standings gap by taking second place to Cooke's fourth in the weekend's Tour de Berne, reducing the margin between the pair by 20 points.
"I've won the World Cup overall twice and it was a fantastic achievement," Cooke told Womenscycling.net. "If I could do it again I'd be very happy, we'll see how the season goes."
Cooke continues to lead the World Cup standings on 251 points to Vos' 195. The British rider opened the 2007 season in astonishing style, taking victory at the Rone van Vlannderen Woprld Cup Race, Geelong World Cup Race, Geelong Tour, Trofeo Alfredo Binda, and Trofeo Costa Etrusca.