Pauwels, Nash take World Cup lead in Tabor

Van der Haar, Van der Poel lead youngsters

Four new leaders emerged in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup after the second round for elite men and women, and the opening round for under 23 men and juniors.

Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) claimed a dominant solo victory in Tabor, Czech Republic over world champion Zdenek Stybar and Klaas Vantornout to overtake Plzen winner Sven Nys in the standings.

Nys and Stybar are now tied in the rankings, 15 points shy of Pauwels, who took third in the opening race in Plzen. Klaas Vantornout and French champion Francis Mourey are tied for fourth, a further 15 points in arrears.

The elite women's rankings were turned on end with the absence of Plzen winner, Katie Compton. The American returned home for a family event, and gave up the white jersey to Katerina Nash, who scored a brilliant solo win only 20km from her home town.

Compton slipped to seventh, while Dutch rider Sanne Van Paassen, second in Tabor, climbed into second ahead of Daphny Van Den Brand.

Under 23 world champion Lars Van der Haar resumed his dominance in the first round for the espoirs. The Dutch rider soloed in ahead of Italian Elia Silvestri to take the World Cup lead, while his compatriot Mike Teunissen lies in third.

First year junior Mathieu Van der Poel may have been a surprise name at the top of the junior men's race, but he showed his elite heritage as son of cyclo-cross champion Adrie Van der Poel and the grandson of legend Raymond Poulidor in taking a commanding solo victory in Tabor.

Van der Poel leads Quentin Jauregui (France) and Daan Hoeyberghs of Belgium in the World Cup after Tabor.

Elite men - World Cup standings after 2 rounds

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb - Revor150 pts
2Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet135 
3Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team135 
4Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb - Revor120 
5Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ120 
6Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet - Fidea100 
7Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team96 
8Radomir Simunek (Cze) BKCP - Powerplus86 
9Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ86 
10Niels Albert (Bel) Bkcp - Powerplus85 
11Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet - Fidea83 
12Jeremy Powers (USA) Team Rapha Focus78 
13Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott - Swisspower MTB - Racing76 
14Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti72 
15Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team69 
16Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke69 
17Simon Zahner (Swi) Bmc Racing Team65 
18Timothy Johnson (USA) Cannondale / Cyclocrossworld.Com65 
19Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team62 
20Matthieu Boulo (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole57 
21Nicolas Bazin (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9357 
22Twan Van Den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team49 
23Cristian Cominelli (Ita) TX Active Bianchi48 
24Marcel Meisen (Ger)45 
25Martin Zlamalik (Cze) Kdl Trans42 
26Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles40 
27Petr Dlask (Cze) Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team39 
28Jonathan Page (USA) Planet Bike38 
29Mariusz Gil (Pol) Baboco Cycling Team38 
30Thijs Al (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team38 
31Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus37 
32David Kasek (Cze)35 
33Sascha Weber (Ger) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.De33 
34Marco Bianco (Ita)33 
35Christian Heule (Swi) Cannondale / Cyclocrossworld.Com32 
36Egoitz Murgoitio Rekalde (Spa)30 
37Vladimir Kyzivat (Cze)27 
38James Driscoll (USA) Cannondale / Cyclocrossworld.Com22 
39Robert Gavenda (Svk) Kdl Trans22 
40Karel Hnik (Cze) Telenet - Fidea20 
41Marco Ponta (Ita)19 
42Jérome Chevallier (Fra)19 
43Patrick Van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team19 
44Johannes Sickmueller (Ger) Feenstra Stevens Bike Team19 
45Fabio Ursi (Ita) Team Cbe Tecnoimpianti A.S.D.18 
46Ondrej Bambula (Cze)17 
47Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet16 
48Jiri Polnicky (Cze) Sunweb - Revor14 
49Melvin Rulliere (Fra)11 
50Nico Brüngger (Swi)11 
51René Lang (Swi)10 
52Mirko Tabacchi (Ita)10 
53Martin Haring (Svk)9 
54Milan Barenyi (Svk)9 
55Eddy Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team9 
56Magnus Darvell (Swe)7 
57Ole Quast (Ger)5 
58Vaclav Metlicka (Svk)3 
59Kenneth Hansen (Den)1 

Elite Women - World Cup standings after 2 rounds

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team105 pts
2Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Brainwash Wielerploeg95 
3Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) Aa Drink - Leontien.Nl Cycling Team90 
4Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra)68 
5Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Telenet - Fidea61 
6Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing61 
7Katherine Compton (USA) Rabobank - Giant Off-Road Team60 
8Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Focus Mig Team50 
9Amy Dombroski (USA) Crankbrothers - The Race Club48 
10Sanne Cant (Bel) Boxx Veldritacademie44 
11Arenda Grimberg (Ned)36 
12Meredith Miller (USA) California Giant Cycling35 
13Nikki Harris (GBr) Telenet - Fidea34 
14Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Brainwash Wielerploeg34 
15Sophie De Boer (Ned) Telenet - Fidea32 
16Nicole Duke (USA) Cannondale / Cyclocrossworld.Com31 
17Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger)30 
18Martina Mikulaskova (Cze)28 
19Gabriella Day (GBr)28 
20Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Skil - Koga24 
21Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill / Seven Cycles24 
22Ellen Van Loy (Bel)18 
23Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel)15 
24Tessa Van Nieuwpoort (Ned)15 
25Jasmin Achermann (Swi)14 
26Nikoline Hansen (Den)14 
27Julie Krasniak (Fra) Team Rapha Focus13 
28Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita)11 
29Nicole De Bie - Leyten (Bel) Telenet - Fidea7 
30Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams4 
31Reza Hormes (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team4 
32Hilde Quintens (Bel)4 
33Katherine Sherwin (USA) Stan's No Tubes2 
34Vania Rossi (Ita)1 

U23 Men - World Cup standings after 1 round

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Netherlands60 pts
2Elia Silvestri (Ita) Italy50 
3Mike Teunissen (Ned) Netherlands45 
4Wietse Bosmans (Bel) Belgium40 
5Arnaud Grand (Swi) Switzerland35 
6David Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands30 
7Vojtech Nipl (Cze) Czech Republic28 
8Vinnie Braet (Bel) Belgium26 
9Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned) Netherlands24 
10Zach Mcdonald (USA) United States22 
11Jan Nesvadba (Cze) Czech Republic20 
12Karel Hnik (Cze) Czech Republic19 
13Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Belgium18 
14Tijmen Eising (Ned) Netherlands17 
15Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) France16 
16Stan Godrie (Ned) Netherlands15 
17Micki Van Empel (Ned) Netherlands14 
18Tomas Paprstka (Cze) Czech Republic13 
19Lubomir Petrus (Cze) Czech Republic12 
20Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany11 
21Luca Braidot (Ita) Italy10 
22Tim Merlier (Bel) Belgium9 
23Igor Smarzaro (Ita) Italy8 
24Radek Polnicky (Cze) Czech Republic7 
25Sven Beelen (Bel) Belgium6 
26Michael Boros (Cze) Czech Republic5 
27Kenneth Hansen (Den) Denmark4 
28Bryan Falaschi (Ita) Italy3 
29Michael Schweizer(Jr) (Ger) Germany2 
30Jakub Skala (Cze) Czech Republic1 

Junior Men - World Cup standings after 1 round

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands60 pts
2Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France50 
3Daan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Belgium45 
4Romain Seigle (Fra) France40 
5Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium35 
6Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy30 
7Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium28 
8Marco König (Ger) Germany26 
9Pjotr Van Beek (Ned) Netherlands24 
10Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium22 
11Hugo Robinson (GBr) Great Britain20 
12Ariesen Tim (Ned) Netherlands19 
13Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic18 
14Matthias Van De Velde (Bel) Belgium17 
15Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium16 
16Nadir Colledani (Ita) Italy15 
17Koen Weijers (Ned) Netherlands14 
18Simon Mateju (Cze) Czech Republic13 
19Stefano Valdrighi (Ita) Italy12 
20Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany11 
21Daniel Lukes (Cze) Czech Republic10 
22Tomas Novacek (Cze) Czech Republic9 
23Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic8 
24Anthony Turgis (Fra) France7 
25Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland6 
26Riccardo Redaelli (Ita) Italy5 
27Stefano Debellis (Ita) Italy4 
28Steffen Müller (Ger) Germany3 
29Francesco Pedante (Ita) Italy2 
30Lubos Malovec (Svk) Slovakia1 

 

Author: Cycling News

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