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Nys, Compton lead first UCI 'cross rankings of season

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
October 22, 2013, 17:48 BST,
Updated:
October 22, 2013, 18:50 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Reigning world champion Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) awaits the start of Kermiscross

Reigning world champion Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) awaits the start of Kermiscross

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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)
1 Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team 2150 pts
2 Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 2018  
3 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1714  
4 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1700  
5 Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team 1496  
6 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr 1102  
7 Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team 1079  
8 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus 1076  
9 Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 986  
10 Radomir Simunek (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 969  
11 Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team 967  
12 Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 861  
13 Martin Bina (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 856  
14 Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 856  
15 Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team 850  
16 Simon Zahner (Swi) EKZ Racing Team 831  
17 Marcel Meisen (Ger) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 775  
18 Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 773  
19 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti 730  
20 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 695  
21 Jeremy Powers (USA) Rapha-Focus 577  
22 Tim Johnson (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 556  
23 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Rabobank Development Team 538  
24 Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Scott Swisspower MTB Racing Team 534  
25 Jonathan Page (USA) Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist 524  
26 Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 514  
27 Egoitz Murgoitio (Spa) Grupo Hirumet Taldea 465  
28 Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 463  
29 Ryan Trebon (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 460  
30 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 450  
31 James Driscoll (USA) Raleigh-Clement 440  
32 Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 437  
33 Twan van den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 434  
34 Thijs Al (Ned) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 420  
35 Mariusz Gil (Pol) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 419  
36 Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) 398  
37 Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development Team 380  
38 Ondrej Bambula (Cze) CEZ Cyklo Team Tabor 377  
39 Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 373  
40 David van der Poel (Ned) BKCP-Powerplus 352  
41 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) 341  
42 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) 341  
43 Ben Berden (Bel) Raleigh-Clement 337  
44 Gerben de Knegt (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 318  
45 Lubomir Petrus (Cze) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 312  
46 Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team 304  
47 Martin Haring (Svk) CK Banska Bystrica 298  
48 Lukas Flückiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team 293  
49 Patrick van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 293  
50 Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles 287  
Elite men - Nation ranking
1 Belgium 5882 pts
2 Netherlands 3001  
3 Czech Republic 2275  
4 Switzerland 2215  
5 Germany 2054  
6 France 1684  
7 United States 1657  
8 Italy 1294  
9 Spain 1084  
10 Poland 660  
11 Canada 598  
12 Great Britain 570  
13 Slovakia 521  
14 Japan 407  
15 Luxembourg 364  
16 Denmark 317  
17 Sweden 287  
18 Australia 276  
19 New Zealand 272  
20 Hungary 261  
21 Portugal 260  
22 Austria 210  
23 Serbia 200  
24 Croatia 200  
24 Ireland 200  
26 Finland 200  
27 Norway 35  
28 Estonia 18  
29 Ukraine 5  
Elite women - Individual ranking (top 50)
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 2330 pts
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 1805  
3 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing 1754  
4 Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm-BKCP 1483  
5 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 1481  
6 Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 1480  
7 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 1360  
8 Lucie Chainel (Fra) BH-SR Suntour-KMC 1187  
9 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) DNCS-Pro 2012 Cycling Team 1121  
10 Jasmin Achermann (Swi) 1094  
11 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 1027  
12 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 870  
13 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren Kuota 854  
14 Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha-Focus 788  
15 Eva Lechner (Ita) 748  
16 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com 483  
17 Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams 457  
18 Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Decock-Woningbouw Vandekerckhove 443  
19 Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Endura Lady Force 432  
20 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement 429  
21 Julie Krasniak (Fra) 419  
22 Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 403  
23 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 392  
24 Marlene Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCC Morteau-Montbenoit 389  
25 Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized 381  
26 Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Focus Team 366  
27 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti 345  
28 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) 340  
29 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs MTB-Cube 338  
30 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant 336  
31 Githa Michiels (Bel) Toka Print MTB Team 327  
32 Tereza Medvedova (Svk) ZP Sport 326  
33 Annie Last (GBr) 321  
34 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies 319  
35 Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 315  
36 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) TJ Stadion Louny 302  
37 Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 301  
38 Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms-Specialized 295  
39 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 285  
40 Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3-Twenty20 Cycling 283  
41 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Team Wolfis Bikeshop Heitersheim 275  
42 Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes 269  
43 Nancy Bober (Bel) 265  
44 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 238  
45 Vania Rossi (Ita) 230  
46 Nicole Duke (USA) Marin-Spy 223  
47 Laura Van Gilder (USA) Van Dessel p/b Mellow Mushroom 208  
48 Amanda Carey (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite 208  
49 Lise-Marie Henzelin (Swi) Cycles Prof 205  
50 Francesca Cauz (Ita) 193  
Elite women - Nation ranking
1 Netherlands 4155 pts
2 Great Britain 4023  
3 United States 3205  
4 Belgium 3047  
5 Czech Republic 2689  
6 France 2470  
7 Switzerland 1492  
8 Italy 1323  
9 Germany 800  
10 Canada 590  
11 Japan 561  
12 Denmark 532  
13 Slovakia 512  
14 Sweden 438  
15 Austria 272  
16 Luxembourg 262  
17 New Zealand 254  
18 Portugal 202  
19 Serbia 202  
20 Spain 202  
21 Australia 200  
22 Poland 200  
22 Croatia 200  
24 Hungary 200  
25 Finland 200  
Junior men - Individual ranking
1 Lucas Dubau (France) 40 pts
2 Yannick Peeters (Belgium) 25  
3 Eli Iserbyt (Belgium) 23  
4 Joshua Dubau (France) 20  
5 Peter Goguen (United States) 20  
6 Kobe Goossens (Belgium) 14  
7 Max Gulickx (Netherlands) 11  
8 Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) 10  
9 Simon Harrington (Australia) 10  
10 Austin Vincent (United States) 10  
11 Pascal Eenkhoorn (Netherlands) 8  
12 Jelle Schuermans (Belgium) 8  
13 Josh Abbey (Australia) 6  
14 Gianni Van Donink (Belgium) 6  
14 Sébastien Havot (France) 6  
16 Cooper Willsey (United States) 6  
17 Thijs Aerts (Belgium) 6  
18 Yan Gras (France) 4  
19 Sieben Wouters (Netherlands) 4  
20 Raphaël Auclair (Canada) 4  
21 Stijn Caluwe (Belgium) 4  
22 Roman Lehky (Czech Republic) 2  
23 Florian Vidal (France) 2  
24 Koen Van Dijke (Netherlands) 2  
25 Gavin Haley (United States) 2  
26 Noah Granigan (United States) 2  
27 Elias Van Hecke (Belgium) 2  
28 Hugo Briatta (France) 1  
28 Johan Jacobs (Switzerland) 1  
30 Pim van den Klundert (Netherlands) 1  
31 Jonathan Anderson (United States) 1  
32 Maxx Chance (United States) 1  
Junior men - Nation ranking
1 France 66 pts
2 Belgium 62  
3 United States 36  
4 Netherlands 29  
5 Australia 16  
6 Canada 4  
7 Czech Republic 2  
8 Switzerland 1  

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