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October 28, Elite Women: Plzen

Compton overcomes crashes to win World Cup in Plzen

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Cycling News
Published:
October 28, 2012, 14:42 GMT,
Updated:
October 30, 2012, 15:56 GMT

Wyman, Harris top all-anglophone podium

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) took the lead in the women’s World Cup after an exciting but muddy second round of the series. After being beaten in the sprint by Sanne van Paassen last week, the US-champion hit back in the mud of Plzen, Czech Republic.

During the first half of the race it didn’t seem like Compton would be in contention for even a podium result in the beer town. She suffered on the slippery course and with the cold weather conditions. During the first lap she was distanced by a lead group that featured Van Paassen and British riders Helen Wyman (Kona) and Nikki Harris (Young Telenet-Fidea). Compton rode in a chase group with Sanne Cant (Veldritacademie Enertherm-BKCP), Hanka Kupfernagel (Rusvelo), Jasmin Achermann (Rapha-Focus) and fast starter Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (BH-SR Suntour – Peisy Vallandry).

During the second lap, the three leaders were caught back by all chasers, except for Chainel-Lefevre. Compton slowly starting moving up in the group and by the end of her super fast third lap, she rode into the lead with Wyman. Behind her, Van Paassen and Harris had blown up in an effort to keep up. Kupfernagel even overtook Van Paassen, putting her back to fifth place.

Soon it was clear that Wyman wouldn’t be able to keep up with Compton and though another wobble caused a late scare, Compton secured victory in Plzen. A hard-fighting Wyman claimed her best World Cup result in recent years, with second place at 15 seconds behind Compton. The sprint for third place was won by Harris, ahead of Van Paassen and Kupfernagel, half a minute from the winner.

Thanks to her win and the fourth place behind Van Paassen last week, Compton moves into the World Cup lead with 110 points, 10 more than Van Paassen. Wyman is third with 95 points.

Full results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 0:41:18  
2 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team 0:00:15  
3 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 0:00:29  
4 Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Women Team 0:00:30  
5 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo 0:00:32  
6 Jasmin Achermann (Swi) Rapha-Focus 0:01:00  
7 Sanne Cant (Bel) Veldritacademie Enertherm - BKCP 0:01:27  
8 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 0:01:49  
9 Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus 0:01:59  
10 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 0:02:20  
11 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:02:22  
12 Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 0:03:05  
13 Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCCMM 0:03:21  
14 Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Rapha-Focus 0:03:28  
15 Vania Rossi (Ita) 0:03:33  
16 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) WV Het Stadion 0:03:45  
17 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus 0:03:48  
18 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 0:03:50  
19 Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Wielerteam Decock Sportivo Moorsele 0:04:00  
20 Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams 0:04:13  
21 Amy Dombroski (USA) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 0:04:58  
22 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement 0:05:17  
23 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 0:05:26  
24 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 0:05:53  
25 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Melbotech Prorace CT 0:06:28  
26 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 0:06:48  
27 Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) BMC Concept Store 0:06:52  
28 Christine Vardaros (USA) Baboco 0:07:15  
29 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) 0:07:27  
30 Nancy Bober (Bel) Style & Concept 0:07:44  
31 Tereza Medvedova (Svk) 0:07:50  
32 (-1 lap) Karla Stepanova (Cze)    
33 Nadja Heigl (Aut)    
Standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 110  pts
2 Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Women Team 100  
3 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team 95  
4 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 80  
5 Sanne Cant (Bel) Veldritacademie Enertherm - BKCP 68  
6 Jasmin Achermann (Swi) Rapha-Focus 58  
7 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 50  
8 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 48  
9 Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus 46  
10 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry 42  
11 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 37  
12 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo 35  
13 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus 34  
14 Vania Rossi (Ita) 34  
15 Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 33  
16 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) WV Het Stadion 32  
17 Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCCMM 29  
18 Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Rapha-Focus 27  
19 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Melbotech Prorace CT 25  
20 Amy Dombroski (USA) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 22  
21 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite 20  
22 Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams 18  
23 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) 17  
24 Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Wielerteam Decock Sportivo Moorsele 17  
25 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 17  
26 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto 13  
27 Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) BMC Concept Store 10  
28 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement 9  
29 Karla Stepanova (Cze) 4  
30 Christine Vardaros (USA) Baboco 4  
31 Tereza Medvedova (Svk) 3  
32 Nadja Heigl (Aut) 2  
33 Nancy Bober (Bel) Style & Concept 1