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Nys, Compton continue to lead UCI cyclo-cross standings

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Cycling News
Published:
November 27, 2013, 19:37 GMT,
Updated:
November 27, 2013, 20:34 GMT
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First Edition Cycling News, Thursday, December 5, 2013
Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) outsprinted Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus) to win in Gavere for the ninth time in his career

Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) outsprinted Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus) to win in Gavere for the ninth time in his career

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Peeters tops junior men's rankings

Three weeks of racing have taken place since the previous tabulation of the UCI Cyclo-cross rankings, but world champion Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) and World Cup leader Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) continue to lead their respective elite men's and elite women's standings. Belgium's Yannick Peeters, the reigning European champion, leads the junior men's standings.

The highlight for Nys's recent race results were back-to-back victories in the C1-rated races at the GP Hasselt (November 16), the third round of the bpost bank trofee, and the fourth round of the Superprestige series in Gavere, contested the following day. This past weekend, however, Nys abandoned the Superprestige round in Gieten due to a mechanical and the previous day he finished fourth at the third World Cup round in the sands of Koksijde, Belgium. As a result his leading point tally in the rolling, 12-month tabulation dropped slightly to 2,008.

Nys's closest rival in the UCI 'cross standings, Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus), however, won both of the previous weekend's races and narrowed the gap to Nys to 70 points. Belgians hold the top-three positions in the standings with Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) in third at 1,772 points with Dutch champion and World Cup leader Lars van der Haar (Rabobank Development Team) the first non-Belgian in the standings in fourth at 1,710 points. There was stability at the upper reaches of the standings as the top-10 riders maintained their positions.

The USA's Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) is the top North American rider in the standings at 21st place with 657 points, just one point ahead of compatriot Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) in 22nd place.

Belgium continues it's lengthy reign as best nation for elite men with its points tally of 5,718, while the Netherlands remains in second at 3,207 points. There was a slight shuffling in the following three positions as Germany moved from fourth to third with 2,363 points and Switzerland moved from fifth to fourth at 2,257 points. The Czech Republic, previously third, dropped to fifth at 2,198 points.

Nine-time US champion Katie Compton strengthened her lead in the elite women's standings following an emphatic victory in the third World Cup round in Koksijde, Belgium on Saturday, the 18th World Cup win of her career. Compton, also the World Cup leader, extended her lead over world champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) to 565 points. Vos is in the midst of a break during 'cross season and won't return to competition until late December.

European champion Helen Wyman (Kona) remained in third at 1,632 points while Belgian champion Sanne Cant, second in the Koksijde World Cup and a winner of Jaarmarktcross Niel on November 11, edged ahead of British champion Nikki Harris (Young Telenet-Fidea) for third fourth place, 1,538 to 1,506 points.

The top six nations for elite women remained the same, with Great Britain leading the standings with 3,947 points. The Netherlands holds second at 3,715 points followed by the United States in third at 3,382 points.

Belgium's Yannick Peeters holds a commanding lead in the junior men's standings with 126 points, nearly twice as many as his nearest rival, the Czech Republic's Adam Toupalik, who moved from 4th to 2nd with 64 points.

Since winning the European championship on November 3rd Peeters has shown impressive form with three straight victories in the Superprestige rounds at Hamme-Zogge, Gavere and Gieten plus a runner-up result to compatriot Kobe Goossens at the Koksijde World Cup round. During that same time period Toupalik added to his points tally with a fifth place at the Koksijde World Cup followed the next day by a third place result at Superprestige Gieten. The top-three in the junior men's standings is completed by Belgium's Eli Iserbyt, who holds steady in third with 59 points.

The USA's Cooper Willsey is the top North American rider with 33 points for 8th place overall.

Belgium maintains its top position in the junior men's nation standings at 243 points, followed by France in second at 97 points. The United States moved from fourth to third at 94 points.

Elite men - Individuals (top-50)
1 Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team 2008 pts
2 Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 1938  
3 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1772  
4 Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team 1710  
5 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1589  
6 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus 1350  
7 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr 1242  
8 Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team 989  
9 Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team 927  
10 Radomir Simunek (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 910  
11 Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 871  
12 Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 870  
13 Simon Zahner (Swi) EKZ Racing Team 852  
14 Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 838  
15 Martin Bina (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 838  
16 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti 820  
17 Marcel Meisen (Ger) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 804  
18 Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 796  
19 Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 726  
20 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 675  
21 Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus 657  
22 Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 656  
23 Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 603  
24 Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 570  
25 Jonathan Page (USA) Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist 537  
26 Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team 534  
27 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Rabobank Development Team 500  
28 Thijs Al (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 470  
29 Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Enertherm-BKCP 467  
30 Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 460  
31 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 450  
32 Egoitz Murgoitio (Spa) Grupo Hirumet Taldea 445  
33 Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development Team 429  
34 Martin Haring (Svk) CK Banska Bystrica 426  
35 Twan van den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 425  
36 Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team 421  
37 Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 412  
38 Mariusz Gil (Pol) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 402  
39 Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) 398  
40 Ondrej Bambula (Cze) CEZ Cyklo Team Tabor 383  
41 Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement 377  
42 Lukas Flückiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team 368  
43 David van der Poel (Ned) BKCP-Powerplus 354  
44 Lubomir Petrus (Cze) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 347  
45 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) 343  
46 Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles 313  
47 Javier Ruiz de Larrinaga Ibanez (Spa) MMR Spiuk 311  
48 James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement 311  
49 Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus 306  
50 Patrick van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 292  
Elite men - Nations
1 Belgium 5718 pts
2 Netherlands 3207  
3 Germany 2363  
4 Switzerland 2257  
5 Czech Republic 2198  
6 United States 1850  
7 France 1777  
8 Italy 1402  
9 Spain 1099  
10 Slovakia 728  
11 Great Britain 648  
12 Poland 643  
13 Canada 568  
14 Japan 458  
15 Denmark 373  
16 Luxembourg 369  
17 Sweden 306  
18 Hungary 261  
19 Australia 261  
20 Portugal 260  
21 New Zealand 258  
22 Austria 210  
23 Serbia 205  
24 Croatia 200  
24 Ireland 200  
26 Finland 200  
27 Norway 35  
28 Estonia 18  
29 Ukraine 5  
Elite women - Individuals (top-50)
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 2310 pts
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 1745  
3 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing 1632  
4 Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm-BKCP 1538  
5 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 1506  
6 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 1380  
7 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) DNCS-Pro 2012 Cycling Team 1183  
8 Lucie Chainel (Fra) BH-SR Suntour-KMC 1163  
9 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 1118  
10 Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 1020  
11 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 950  
12 Jasmin Achermann (Swi) 856  
13 Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha-Focus 809  
14 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren Kuota 802  
15 Eva Lechner (Ita) 748  
16 Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized 539  
17 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 533  
18 Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams 517  
19 Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 483  
20 Marlene Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCC Morteau-Montbenoit 476  
21 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) TJ Stadion Louny 461  
22 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement 419  
23 Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized 410  
24 Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 409  
25 Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Endura Lady Force 408  
26 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies 400  
27 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti 394  
28 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs MTB-Cube 385  
29 Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 377  
30 Githa Michiels (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team 358  
31 Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Decock-Woningbouw Vandekerckhove 337  
32 Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling 333  
33 Annie Last (GBr) 321  
34 Tereza Medvedova (Svk) ZP Sport 305  
35 Nicole Duke (USA) Marin-Spy 288  
36 Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Focus Team 262  
37 Julie Krasniak (Fra) 258  
38 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 252  
39 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 242  
40 Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes 242  
41 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant 240  
42 Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Up Cycling Team 230  
43 Nadja Heigl (Aut) RLM Wien 213  
44 Laura Van Gilder (USA) Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom 208  
45 Amanda Miller (USA) Team TIBCO 207  
46 Jessica Lambracht (Ger) Stevens-1A-Crossteam 206  
47 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) 205  
48 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) 199  
49 Sakiko Miyauchi (Jpn) Club Viento 192  
50 Katrien Thijs (Bel) Up Cycling Team 190  
Elite women - Nations
1 Great Britain 3947 pts
2 Netherlands 3715  
3 United States 3382  
4 Belgium 3079  
5 Czech Republic 2959  
6 France 2441  
7 Italy 1322  
8 Switzerland 1211  
9 Germany 667  
10 Japan 662  
11 Slovakia 557  
12 Canada 517  
13 Denmark 508  
14 Sweden 485  
15 Austria 323  
16 Luxembourg 321  
17 New Zealand 254  
18 Spain 205  
19 Portugal 202  
20 Serbia 202  
21 Australia 200  
22 Poland 200  
22 Croatia 200  
24 Hungary 200  
25 Finland 200  
26 Argentina 2  
Junior men - Individuals (top-50)
1 Yannick Peeters (Belgium) 126 pts
2 Adam Toupalik (Czech Republic) 64  
3 Eli Iserbyt (Belgium) 59  
4 Kobe Goossens (Belgium) 58  
5 Lucas Dubau (France) 58  
6 Jelle Schuermans (Belgium) 40  
7 Thijs Aerts (Belgium) 37  
8 Cooper Willsey (United States) 33  
9 Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) 32  
10 Peter Goguen (United States) 32  
11 Austin Vincent (United States) 29  
12 Pascal Eenkhoorn (Netherlands) 24  
13 Jens Teirlinck (Belgium) 22  
14 Joshua Dubau (France) 20  
15 Yan Gras (France) 19  
16 Thomas Joseph (Belgium) 19  
17 Gianni Van Donink (Belgium) 18  
18 Johan Jacobs (Switzerland) 15  
19 David Lombardo (United States) 15  
20 Max Gulickx (Netherlands) 13  
21 Sébastien Havot (France) 13  
22 Stijn Caluwe (Belgium) 11  
23 Sieben Wouters (Netherlands) 10  
24 Simon Harrington (Australia) 10  
25 Odrian Champossin (France) 10  
26 Ludwig Cords (Germany) 10  
27 Raúl Fernández (Spain) 10  
28 Lance Haidet (United States) 8  
29 Josh Abbey (Australia) 6  
30 Leo Appelt (Germany) 6  
31 Jon Gil (Spain) 6  
31 Valentin Ortillon (France) 6  
33 Florian Vidal (France) 6  
34 Ian McShane (United States) 6  
35 Elias Van Hecke (Belgium) 5  
36 Valentin Humbert (France) 4  
37 Nick Verheyen (Belgium) 4  
38 Thomas Van De Velde (Belgium) 4  
38 Gotzon Martín (Spain) 4  
40 Raphaël Auclair (Canada) 4  
41 Garrett Gerchar (United States) 3  
42 Roman Lehky (Czech Republic) 2  
43 Lander Loockx (Belgium) 2  
44 Grant Ellwood (United States) 2  
45 Nick Van De Kerckhove (Belgium) 2  
46 Ken Mueller (Luxembourg) 2  
46 Daniel Mayora (Spain) 2  
48 Koen Van Dijke (Netherlands) 2  
49 Gavin Haley (United States) 2  
50 Noah Granigan (United States) 2  
Junior men - Nations
1 Belgium 243 pts
2 France 97  
3 United States 94  
4 Netherlands 69  
5 Czech Republic 67  
6 Spain 20  
7 Germany 17  
8 Australia 16  
9 Switzerland 15  
10 Canada 4  
11 Luxembourg 2  

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