Nys, Compton continue to lead UCI cyclo-cross standings

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)
1Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team2008pts
2Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team1938 
3Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team1772 
4Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team1710 
5Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team1589 
6Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus1350 
7Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr1242 
8Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team989 
9Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team927 
10Radomir Simunek (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team910 
11Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team871 
12Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team870 
13Simon Zahner (Swi) EKZ Racing Team852 
14Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team838 
15Martin Bina (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team838 
16Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti820 
17Marcel Meisen (Ger) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team804 
18Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team796 
19Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team726 
20Wout Van Aert (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team675 
21Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus657 
22Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com656 
23Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team603 
24Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team570 
25Jonathan Page (USA) Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist537 
26Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team534 
27Mike Teunissen (Ned) Rabobank Development Team500 
28Thijs Al (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team470 
29Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Enertherm-BKCP467 
30Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com460 
31Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep450 
32Egoitz Murgoitio (Spa) Grupo Hirumet Taldea445 
33Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development Team429 
34Martin Haring (Svk) CK Banska Bystrica426 
35Twan van den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team425 
36Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team421 
37Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team412 
38Mariusz Gil (Pol) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team402 
39Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita)398 
40Ondrej Bambula (Cze) CEZ Cyklo Team Tabor383 
41Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement377 
42Lukas Flückiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team368 
43David van der Poel (Ned) BKCP-Powerplus354 
44Lubomir Petrus (Cze) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team347 
45Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa)343 
46Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles313 
47Javier Ruiz de Larrinaga Ibanez (Spa) MMR Spiuk311 
48James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement311 
49Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha-Focus306 
50Patrick van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team292 
Elite men - Nations
5Czech Republic2198 
6United States1850 
11Great Britain648 
21New Zealand258 
Elite women - Individuals (top-50)
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective2310pts
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant1745 
3Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing1632 
4Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm-BKCP1538 
5Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team1506 
6Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team1380 
7Ellen Van Loy (Bel) DNCS-Pro 2012 Cycling Team1183 
8Lucie Chainel (Fra) BH-SR Suntour-KMC1163 
9Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team1118 
10Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant1020 
11Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant950 
12Jasmin Achermann (Swi)856 
13Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha-Focus809 
14Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren Kuota802 
15Eva Lechner (Ita)748 
16Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized539 
17Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com533 
18Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams517 
19Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team483 
20Marlene Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCC Morteau-Montbenoit476 
21Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) TJ Stadion Louny461 
22Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement419 
23Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized410 
24Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies409 
25Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Endura Lady Force408 
26Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies400 
27Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti394 
28Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs MTB-Cube385 
29Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team377 
30Githa Michiels (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team358 
31Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Decock-Woningbouw Vandekerckhove337 
32Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling333 
33Annie Last (GBr)321 
34Tereza Medvedova (Svk) ZP Sport305 
35Nicole Duke (USA) Marin-Spy288 
36Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Focus Team262 
37Julie Krasniak (Fra)258 
38Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team252 
39Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles242 
40Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes242 
41Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant240 
42Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Up Cycling Team230 
43Nadja Heigl (Aut) RLM Wien213 
44Laura Van Gilder (USA) Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom208 
45Amanda Miller (USA) Team TIBCO207 
46Jessica Lambracht (Ger) Stevens-1A-Crossteam206 
47Arenda Grimberg (Ned)205 
48Elisabeth Brandau (Ger)199 
49Sakiko Miyauchi (Jpn) Club Viento192 
50Katrien Thijs (Bel) Up Cycling Team190 
Elite women - Nations
1Great Britain3947pts
3United States3382 
5Czech Republic2959 
17New Zealand254 
Junior men - Individuals (top-50)
1Yannick Peeters (Belgium)126pts
2Adam Toupalik (Czech Republic)64 
3Eli Iserbyt (Belgium)59 
4Kobe Goossens (Belgium)58 
5Lucas Dubau (France)58 
6Jelle Schuermans (Belgium)40 
7Thijs Aerts (Belgium)37 
8Cooper Willsey (United States)33 
9Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands)32 
10Peter Goguen (United States)32 
11Austin Vincent (United States)29 
12Pascal Eenkhoorn (Netherlands)24 
13Jens Teirlinck (Belgium)22 
14Joshua Dubau (France)20 
15Yan Gras (France)19 
16Thomas Joseph (Belgium)19 
17Gianni Van Donink (Belgium)18 
18Johan Jacobs (Switzerland)15 
19David Lombardo (United States)15 
20Max Gulickx (Netherlands)13 
21Sébastien Havot (France)13 
22Stijn Caluwe (Belgium)11 
23Sieben Wouters (Netherlands)10 
24Simon Harrington (Australia)10 
25Odrian Champossin (France)10 
26Ludwig Cords (Germany)10 
27Raúl Fernández (Spain)10 
28Lance Haidet (United States)8 
29Josh Abbey (Australia)6 
30Leo Appelt (Germany)6 
31Jon Gil (Spain)6 
31Valentin Ortillon (France)6 
33Florian Vidal (France)6 
34Ian McShane (United States)6 
35Elias Van Hecke (Belgium)5 
36Valentin Humbert (France)4 
37Nick Verheyen (Belgium)4 
38Thomas Van De Velde (Belgium)4 
38Gotzon Martín (Spain)4 
40Raphaël Auclair (Canada)4 
41Garrett Gerchar (United States)3 
42Roman Lehky (Czech Republic)2 
43Lander Loockx (Belgium)2 
44Grant Ellwood (United States)2 
45Nick Van De Kerckhove (Belgium)2 
46Ken Mueller (Luxembourg)2 
46Daniel Mayora (Spain)2 
48Koen Van Dijke (Netherlands)2 
49Gavin Haley (United States)2 
50Noah Granigan (United States)2 
Junior men - Nations
3United States94 
5Czech Republic67 

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