Compton heading to Cyclo-cross Worlds in bittersweet goodbye to Belgium

Katie Compton in action
Katie Compton in action (Image credit: Wil Matthews)

Katie Compton has been undoubtedly the most successful US rider on the world's cyclo-cross stage but the time has come to wind down her professional career. The 42-year-old will close out the season with her 15th straight appearance at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Ostend.

Although Compton plans to race one more season until the next World Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sunday marks the end of Compton's last full season in Belgium.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.