Nys, Compton continue to lead UCI 'cross rankings

Lucas Dubau narrowly retains lead among juniors

Following the second UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup event of the season, this past Saturday in Tabor, Czech Republic, the UCI has today released the latest cyclo-cross rankings. There are no changes at the top as Sven Nys (Crelan KDL), Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and France's Lucas Dubau lead the elite men's, elite women's and junior men's respective rankings.

The elite categories feature a rolling, 12-month tabulation for the rankings and while Nys only notched a sub-par 22nd place in the points-rich World Cup race in Tabor he still remains the highest-ranked rider with 2,088 points. And despite finishing 2nd the following day at the C1-ranked Superprestige opener in Ruddervoorde, that doesn't even count for Nys. For ranking purposes a rider's six best C1 results are utilised and Nys has six victories still in the bank.

Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) remain in second and third overall with 1,918 and 1,714 points respectively while Lars van der Haar (Rabobank Development Team), who followed up his World Cup victory in Valkenburg with a repeat performance in Tabor, moves from 5th to 4th with 1,685 points. Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games), fifth in Tabor then victorious on Sunday at Ruddervoorde, drops from 4th to 5th with 1,670 points.

Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) remains the top North American rider in 22nd place at 577 points.

Belgium continues to reign supreme in the elite men's nation standings with 5,720 points as the top-11 countries remain unchanged. The Netherlands remains in 2nd with 3,222 points followed by the Czech Republic in 3rd at 2,279 points.

Katie Compton won her first World Cup of the season this past Saturday in Tabor and remains in a commanding position atop the elite women's 'cross standings. Compton, now also the World Cup leader, has 2,330 points, 515 more than second-placed Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant), who skipped the Tabor World Cup and will be absent from 'cross racing until late December. European champion Helen Wyman (Kona) remains in 3rd overall at 1,672 points while compatriot and British champion Nikki Harris (Young Telenet-Fidea) moved from 5th to 4th with 1,516 points. Sanne Cant (Enertherm-BKCP) dropped from 4th to 5th at 1,483 points.

The top nine positions in the elite women's nation rankings remain unchanged, but top-ranked Netherlands (3,995 points) barely retained the number one spot versus Great Britain, which now trails by just 15 points. The top three is rounded out by the United States at 3,320 points.

Unlike the elite categories with a rolling, 12-month tally, the junior men start each season with a clean slate and build from there. France's Lucas Dubau, winner of the first World Cup round, could only manage an 8th place result in Tabor but the four points earned there were just enough to keep him in the lead. Dubau has 44 points for the season, one more than Belgium's Eli Iserbyt whose second place result in Tabor boosted his tally to 43 points. His compatriot Yannick Peeters dropped from 2nd to 3rd following a 10th place finish in Tabor and has 36 points. The Czech Republic's Adam Toupalik, winner on home turf in the Tabor World Cup, makes his debut in the rankings at 4th place with 30 points.

Peter Goguen is the top North American in the junior men's standings with 20 points for 8th overall.

Belgium is the new leader of the junior men's nation standings with 99 points. Previous leader France drops to second with 70 points while the Netherlands moves from fourth to third at 54 points.

Elite men - Individuals (top 50)
1Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team2088pts
2Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team1918 
3Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team1714 
4Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team1685 
5Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team1670 
6Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus1202 
7Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr1142 
8Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team1059 
9Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team947 
10Radomir Simunek (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team931 
11Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team902 
12Martin Bina (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team898 
13Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team847 
14Simon Zahner (Swi) EKZ Racing Team844 
15Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team832 
16Marcel Meisen (Ger) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team821 
17Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team801 
18Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti732 
19Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team685 
20Wout Van Aert (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team679 
21Mike Teunissen (Ned) Rabobank Development Team590 
22Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus577 
23Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team565 
24Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com556 
25Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team526 
26Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team526 
27Jonathan Page (USA) Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist525 
28Egoitz Murgoitio (Spa) Grupo Hirumet Taldea471 
29Thijs Al (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team466 
30Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep450 
31Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com450 
32James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement440 
33Twan van den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team437 
34Mariusz Gil (Pol) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team423 
35Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita)398 
36Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development Team390 
37Ondrej Bambula (Cze) CEZ Cyklo Team Tabor383 
38Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team369 
39Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team359 
40Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement357 
41David van der Poel (Ned) BKCP-Powerplus352 
42Martin Haring (Svk) CK Banska Bystrica347 
43Julian Alaphilippe (Fra)341 
44Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa)341 
45Lubomir Petrus (Cze) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team327 
46Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team314 
47Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles306 
48Lukas Flückiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team303 
49Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus295 
50Jens Adams (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team290 
Elite men - Nations
3Czech Republic2279 
7United States1658 
13Great Britain589 
19New Zealand272 
Elite women - Individuals (top 50)
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective2330pts
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant1805 
3Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing1672 
4Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team1516 
5Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm-BKCP1483 
6Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team1360 
7Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant1320 
8Lucie Chainel (Fra) BH-SR Suntour-KMC1187 
9Ellen Van Loy (Bel) DNCS-Pro 2012 Cycling Team1167 
10Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team1107 
11Jasmin Achermann (Swi)994 
12Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren Kuota916 
13Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant870 
14Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha-Focus792 
15Eva Lechner (Ita)748 
16Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com509 
17Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized481 
18Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams457 
19Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement437 
20Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Endura Lady Force435 
21Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team403 
22Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Decock-Woningbouw Vandekerckhove397 
23Marlene Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCC Morteau-Montbenoit387 
24Julie Krasniak (Fra)373 
25Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs MTB-Cube373 
26Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies360 
27Tereza Medvedova (Svk) ZP Sport341 
28Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant336 
29Githa Michiels (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team327 
30Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) TJ Stadion Louny325 
31Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling323 
32Annie Last (GBr)321 
33Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies315 
34Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Focus Team314 
35Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team312 
36Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti309 
37Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team305 
38Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized295 
39Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes286 
40Arenda Grimberg (Ned)284 
41Nicole Duke (USA) Marin-Spy253 
42Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles248 
43Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies238 
44Nancy Bober (Bel)235 
45Lana Verberne (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team208 
46Amanda Carey (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite208 
47Laura Van Gilder (USA) Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom208 
48Lise-Marie Henzelin (Swi) Cycles Prof205 
49Nadja Heigl (Aut) RLM Wien193 
50Katrin Leumann (Swi)193 
Elite women - Nations
2Great Britain3980 
3United States3320 
5Czech Republic2792 
17New Zealand254 
Junior men - Individuals
1Lucas Dubau (France)44pts
2Eli Iserbyt (Belgium)43 
3Yannick Peeters (Belgium)36 
4Adam Toupalik (Czech Republic)30 
5Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands)25 
6Joshua Dubau (France)20 
7Jelle Schuermans (Belgium)20 
8Peter Goguen (United States)20 
9Pascal Eenkhoorn (Netherlands)18 
10Kobe Goossens (Belgium)14 
11Gianni Van Donink (Belgium)12 
12Thijs Aerts (Belgium)12 
13Max Gulickx (Netherlands)11 
14Simon Harrington (Australia)10 
15Jens Teirlinck (Belgium)10 
15Raúl Fernández (Spain)10 
17Austin Vincent (United States)10 
18Johan Jacobs (Switzerland)9 
19Stijn Caluwe (Belgium)8 
20Sieben Wouters (Netherlands)6 
21Josh Abbey (Australia)6 
22Jon Gil (Spain)6 
22Valentin Ortillon (France)6 
24Sébastien Havot (France)6 
25Cooper Willsey (United States)6 
26Thomas Van De Velde (Belgium)4 
26Gotzon Martín (Spain)4 
28Yan Gras (France)4 
29Raphaël Auclair (Canada)4 
30Elias Van Hecke (Belgium)4 
31Roman Lehky (Czech Republic)2 
32Ken Mueller (Luxembourg)2 
32Daniel Mayora (Spain)2 
34Florian Vidal (France)2 
35Koen Van Dijke (Netherlands)2 
36Gavin Haley (United States)2 
37Noah Granigan (United States)2 
38Pieter Van Roosbroeck (Belgium)1 
38Patxi Aldanondo (Spain)1 
38Daniel Mayer (Czech Republic)1 
41Hugo Briatta (France)1 
42Pim Van Den Klundert (Netherlands)1 
43Jonathan Anderson (United States)1 
44Maxx Chance (United States)1 
Junior men - Nations
4United States36 
5Czech Republic33 

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