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UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup #7 2014

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January 26

January 26, Elite Women:

Vos claims Nommay World Cup victory

By:
Brecht Decaluwé
Published:
January 26, 2014, 12:52 GMT,
Updated:
January 26, 2014, 18:10 GMT

Compton drops out with asthma, but takes home overall series

Marianne Vos takes the win

Marianne Vos takes the win

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One week ahead of the cyclo-cross world championships in Hoogerheide, the final round of the World Cup was held in Nommay, France. World champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) displayed her splendid form with a nearly faultless performance on the muddy Brognard course. It's the second World Cup victory of the season for Vos.

World Cup leader Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) was already certain of the overall victory in the World Cup before the start of the race. She had a good start but quickly faded back. After the first lap she rode in third place at half a minute from Vos and soon after that she pulled out of the race.

"It was a fun course but it's too bad that Katie abandoned as I'd loved to have seen how well I was going against her," Vos told BN De Stem.

As in most of Western Europe there hasn't been much of a winter. Compton suffered from asthma due to her grass pollen allergy.

"I could hardly breathe in the field and the course was so hard that I couldn't recover on the road. My body sputtered and I had to stop," Compton told cyclo-cross.info.  "Of course I'm worried about the world championships but I have suffered from my allergy before. I hope I don't struggle with it next week. I'll rest a lot and take my meds."

With Compton out of the race there wasn't much of a race left. Vos struggled at the first run up the stairs, losing some spots but then cruised at high speed to the win on the demanding course in Nommay.

British and European champion Helen Wyman (Kona) showed she's ready in time for next week's world championships with undoubtedly her best World Cup ride of the season. Wyman led early on, was soon overtaken by Vos but then stood her ground to take second.

Italian champion Eva Lechner (Centro Sportivo Esercito) was her direct rival but she never managed to close the gap on quick starter Wyman.

Further back there was Belgian champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm-BKCP), Nikki Harris (Young Telenet-Fidea) and briefly American rider Elle Anderson (Cal Giant Berry Farms – Specialized). Cant and Harris battled for second place in the World Cup and fourth place in the race. Cant had a good start but then got stuck in the fencing in the first lap. After that she struggled to get back into her rhythm. Halfway into the race she bridged back up to Harris and in the final lap she powered away from her. Nevertheless Harris' fifth place was enough to hold on to second place in the overall standings of the World Cup, holding off Vos and Cant.

A little further back Ellen Van Loy (Young Telenet-Fidea) held off young Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) for sixth place. It was the third top-10 result in the World Cup of the season for the 22 year-old American rider, also cracking the top-15 in her other World Cup participations. Hanka Kupfernagel finished eighth.

Full results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:44:16  
2 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing 0:01:32  
3 Eva Lechner (Ita) Centro Sportivo Esercito 0:01:46  
4 Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm - BKCP 0:02:08  
5 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet - Fidea 0:02:19  
6 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea 0:02:46  
7 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.Com 0:02:54  
8 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) 0:03:33  
9 Sophie De Boer (Ned) KDL Cycling Team 0:03:37  
10 Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) Vcc Morteau Montbenoit 0:03:40  
11 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh - Clement 0:03:50  
12 Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized 0:04:07  
13 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 0:04:08  
14 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:04:10  
15 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Ebe Racing Team 0:04:11  
16 Loes Sels (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea 0:04:16  
17 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:04:23  
18 Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized 0:04:32  
19 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:04:33  
20 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - Kmc Trade Team 0:04:34  
21 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:04:43  
22 Aida Nuno Palacio (Spa) 0:05:09  
23 Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Rtc Buitenlust 0:05:21  
24 Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Dncs / Towereye Ct 0:05:36  
25 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet - Fidea 0:05:58  
26 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies 0:06:17  
27 Lisa Heckmann (Ger) Vc - Racingteam 0:06:21  
28 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs Mtb / Cube 0:06:32  
29 Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha - Focus 0:06:41  
30 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:06:54  
31 Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team 0:07:08  
32 Sina Frei (Swi) 0:07:10  
33 Cindy Bauwens (Bel) Morgan Blue Ct 0:07:12  
34 Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Team Bmc Concept Store 0:07:37  
35 Elena Valentini (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti    
36 Jessica Lambracht (Ger) Stevens - 1A - Crossteam 0:07:40  
37 Agnes Naumann (Ger) Focus Cx Ladies Team 0:07:46  
38 Eva Colin (Fra) Velo Club Ornans 0:07:54  
39 Reza Hormes (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 0:08:28  
40 Emeline Gaultier (Fra) Hennebont Cyclisme 0:08:36  
41 Katrien Thijs (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team 0:08:49  
42 Chiara Teocchi (Ita) Tx Active Bianchi 0:08:59  
43 Stéphanie Vaxillaire (Fra) Pedale Semuroise    
44 Mara Schwager (Ger) Lp Muhlenbach    
45 Martina Kukulova (Cze) Stevens Bikes - Emilio Sport    
46 Marlene Petit (Fra) Chambery C. Competition    
47 Liv-Susanne Bachmann (Ger) Stevens - 1A - Crossteam    
48 Suzie Godart (Lux)    
Elite Women World Cup final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katherine Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 350  pts
2 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet - Fidea 284  
3 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 270  
4 Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm - BKCP 261  
5 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing 214  
6 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea 190  
7 Eva Lechner (Ita) Centro Sportivo Esercito 150  
8 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) Ec Stephanois 145  
9 Sophie De Boer (Ned) KDL Cycling Team 144  
10 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet - Fidea 139  
11 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.Com 115  
12 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 110  
13 Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Focus Xc Team 99  
14 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) Tj Stadion Louny 97  
15 Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized 92  
16 Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha - Focus 90  
17 Loes Sels (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea 80  
18 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 80  
19 Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) Vcc Morteau Montbenoit 77  
20 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 76  
21 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) 75  
22 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh - Clement 68  
23 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 64  
24 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) 61  
25 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - Kmc Trade Team 61  
26 Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3 - Twenty20 Cycling 44  
27 Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies 42  
28 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 34  
29 Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Rtc Buitenlust 30  
30 Elena Valentini (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 28  
31 Reza Hormes (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 27  
32 Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized 26  
33 Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies 26  
34 Laura Verdonschot (Bel) Vzw Lotto - Ladiescycling 24  
35 Nikola Noskova (Cze) Kc Kooperativa Sg Jablonec 24  
36 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 23  
37 Jessica Lambracht (Ger) Stevens - 1A - Crossteam 23  
38 Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Ebe Racing Team 22  
39 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs Mtb / Cube 17  
40 Nadja Heigl (Aut) Rlm Wien 15  
41 Lotte Eikelenboom (Ned) Drc De Mol 15  
42 Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Team Bmc Concept Store 15  
43 Tereza Medvedova (Svk) Zp Sport 13  
44 Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team 13  
45 Lana Verberne (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 12  
46 Chiara Teocchi (Ita) Tx Active Bianchi 10  
47 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 10  
48 Karla Stepanova (Cze) Kona Cycling Point 10  
49 Lisa Heckmann (Ger) Vc - Racingteam 10  
50 Aida Nuno Palacio (Spa) 9  
51 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill P/B Seven Cycles 8  
52 Nicole Duke (USA) Marin - Spy 8  
53 Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Dncs / Towereye Ct 7  
54 Alessia Bulleri (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Forestale 7  
55 Giovanna Michieletto (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
56 Katrien Thijs (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team 6  
57 Suzie Godart (Lux) 5  
58 Martina Kukulova (Cze) Stevens Bikes - Emilio Sport 4  
59 Evy Kuijpers (Ned) Rtc Buitenlust 4  
60 Béatrice Godart (Lux) 3  
61 Stephanie De Croock (Bel) 3  
62 Janka Keseg Stevkova (Svk) Ck Epic Dohnany 3  
63 Esmee Oosterman (Ned) Wrv De Peddelaars 3  
64 Christine Vardaros (USA) Stevens Cycling Team 2  
65 Zuzana Vojtasova (Svk) Ck Banska Bystrica 2  
66 Courtenay Mcfadden (USA) Bicycle Blue Book - Hrs - Rock Lobster 1  
67 Jana Czeczinkarova (Cze) Remerx - Merida Team Kolin 1