Nys, Compton lead first UCI 'cross rankings of season

Valkenburg winner Lucas Dubau is top junior

The first UCI cyclo-cross rankings of the 2013-2014 season were released today following the opening World Cup round on Sunday in Valkenburg and there's little change at the top of the standings as previous season's final leaders Sven Nys and Katie Compton continue in their respective top spots.

While a disastrous outing in Valkenburg for reigning world champion Sven Nys (Crelan KDL), who withdrew after snapping a chain, put a serious dent in his World Cup ambitions, the 37-year-old Belgian remains on top of the elite men's UCI standings with 2,150 points. Nys finished the previous season on top of the standings and in the rolling 12-month tabulation format he picked up where he left off. The top six riders in the standings, in fact, all held steady in their positions with Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) at second overall, 132 points behind Nys, followed by Valkenburg runner-up Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) with 1,714 points, 436 behind the world champion.

Pauwels's teammate Klaas Vantornout, the Belgian champion, is close behind in fourth with 1,700 points while Sunday's World Cup winner Lars van der Haar (Rabobank Development Team) is fifth with 1,496 points.

The biggest upwards mover near the top of the rankings is German champion Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus), the third place finisher in Valkenburg, who jumped from his 15th position at the end of last season to 8th with 1,076 points.

Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) is the top North American rider in 21st place with 577 points, followed closely by Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) in 22nd with 556 points.

The top four countries in the elite men's nation standings remain unchanged with Belgium in its usual position on top. Belgium has a commanding lead with 5,882 points, nearly double the tally of second-placed Netherlands (3,001). The Czech Republic holds steady at third with 2,275 points.

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) begins the 2013-2014 'cross season where she left off, first on the UCI rankings. While the nine-time US champion has had a lighter early season schedule than previous years, nonetheless she placed second place to world champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) in the opening World Cup round in Valkenburg and tops the standings with 2,330 points. Not wanting to miss a World Cup on home turf, Vos contested and won the women's race on Sunday in commanding fashion which moved her from fourth into second with 1,805 points. European champion Helen Wyman (Kona) trails Vos by 51 points in third while Belgian champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm-BKCP) holds fourth with 1,483 points. British champion Nikki Harris (Young Telenet-Fidea), third in Valkenburg on Sunday, rounds out the top five, just two points behind Cant.

Vos's decision to contest some early 'cross races plus the opening World Cup round puts the Netherlands on top of the elite women's nation standings with 4,155 points. Great Britain, which ended the previous season as top nation, is in second at 4,023 points followed by the United States in third with 3,205 points.

While the elite categories have a rolling, 12-month points cycle for determining their rankings, the junior men start each season with a zero balance and add points as the season progresses. Lucas Dubau (France), the winner of the junior men's World Cup in Valkenburg, tops these first rankings with 40 points, earning 30 for his win on Sunday plus 10 points for a victory on home soil on week prior to the World Cup. A pair of Belgians round out the top three, with Yannick Peeters at 25 points followed by Eli Iserbyt at 23 points.

France holds a slight edge over Belgium in the nation standings, 66 to 62 points, while the United States holds third at 36 points.

Elite men - Individual ranking (top 50)
1Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team2150pts
2Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team2018 
3Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team1714 
4Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team1700 
5Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team1496 
6Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr1102 
7Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team1079 
8Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus1076 
9Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team986 
10Radomir Simunek (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team969 
11Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team967 
12Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team861 
13Martin Bina (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team856 
14Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team856 
15Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team850 
16Simon Zahner (Swi) EKZ Racing Team831 
17Marcel Meisen (Ger) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team775 
18Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team773 
19Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti730 
20Wout Van Aert (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team695 
21Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus577 
22Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com556 
23Mike Teunissen (Ned) Rabobank Development Team538 
24Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team534 
25Jonathan Page (USA) Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist524 
26Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team514 
27Egoitz Murgoitio (Spa) Grupo Hirumet Taldea465 
28Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team463 
29Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com460 
30Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep450 
31James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement440 
32Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team437 
33Twan van den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team434 
34Thijs Al (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team420 
35Mariusz Gil (Pol) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team419 
36Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita)398 
37Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development Team380 
38Ondrej Bambula (Cze) CEZ Cyklo Team Tabor377 
39Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team373 
40David van der Poel (Ned) BKCP-Powerplus352 
41Julian Alaphilippe (Fra)341 
42Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa)341 
43Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement337 
44Gerben de Knegt (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team318 
45Lubomir Petrus (Cze) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team312 
46Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team304 
47Martin Haring (Svk) CK Banska Bystrica298 
48Lukas Flückiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team293 
49Patrick van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team293 
50Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles287 
Elite men - Nation ranking
3Czech Republic2275 
7United States1657 
12Great Britain570 
19New Zealand272 
Elite women - Individual ranking (top 50)
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective2330pts
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant1805 
3Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing1754 
4Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm-BKCP1483 
5Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team1481 
6Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant1480 
7Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team1360 
8Lucie Chainel (Fra) BH-SR Suntour-KMC1187 
9Ellen Van Loy (Bel) DNCS-Pro 2012 Cycling Team1121 
10Jasmin Achermann (Swi)1094 
11Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team1027 
12Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant870 
13Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren Kuota854 
14Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha-Focus788 
15Eva Lechner (Ita)748 
16Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com483 
17Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams457 
18Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Decock-Woningbouw Vandekerckhove443 
19Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Endura Lady Force432 
20Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement429 
21Julie Krasniak (Fra)419 
22Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team403 
23Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team392 
24Marlene Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCC Morteau-Montbenoit389 
25Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized381 
26Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Focus Team366 
27Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti345 
28Arenda Grimberg (Ned)340 
29Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs MTB-Cube338 
30Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant336 
31Githa Michiels (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team327 
32Tereza Medvedova (Svk) ZP Sport326 
33Annie Last (GBr)321 
34Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies319 
35Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies315 
36Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) TJ Stadion Louny302 
37Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team301 
38Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized295 
39Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles285 
40Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling283 
41Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Team Wolfis Bikeshop Heitersheim275 
42Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes269 
43Nancy Bober (Bel)265 
44Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies238 
45Vania Rossi (Ita)230 
46Nicole Duke (USA) Marin-Spy223 
47Laura Van Gilder (USA) Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom208 
48Amanda Carey (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite208 
49Lise-Marie Henzelin (Swi) Cycles Prof205 
50Francesca Cauz (Ita)193 
Elite women - Nation ranking
2Great Britain4023 
3United States3205 
5Czech Republic2689 
17New Zealand254 
Junior men - Individual ranking
1Lucas Dubau (France)40pts
2Yannick Peeters (Belgium)25 
3Eli Iserbyt (Belgium)23 
4Joshua Dubau (France)20 
5Peter Goguen (United States)20 
6Kobe Goossens (Belgium)14 
7Max Gulickx (Netherlands)11 
8Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands)10 
9Simon Harrington (Australia)10 
10Austin Vincent (United States)10 
11Pascal Eenkhoorn (Netherlands)8 
12Jelle Schuermans (Belgium)8 
13Josh Abbey (Australia)6 
14Gianni Van Donink (Belgium)6 
14Sébastien Havot (France)6 
16Cooper Willsey (United States)6 
17Thijs Aerts (Belgium)6 
18Yan Gras (France)4 
19Sieben Wouters (Netherlands)4 
20Raphaël Auclair (Canada)4 
21Stijn Caluwe (Belgium)4 
22Roman Lehky (Czech Republic)2 
23Florian Vidal (France)2 
24Koen Van Dijke (Netherlands)2 
25Gavin Haley (United States)2 
26Noah Granigan (United States)2 
27Elias Van Hecke (Belgium)2 
28Hugo Briatta (France)1 
28Johan Jacobs (Switzerland)1 
30Pim van den Klundert (Netherlands)1 
31Jonathan Anderson (United States)1 
32Maxx Chance (United States)1 
Junior men - Nation ranking
3United States36 
7Czech Republic2 

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