Compton overcomes crashes to win World Cup in Plzen

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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective0:41:18
2Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team0:00:15
3Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:00:29
4Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Women Team0:00:30
5Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo0:00:32
6Jasmin Achermann (Swi) Rapha-Focus0:01:00
7Sanne Cant (Bel) Veldritacademie Enertherm - BKCP0:01:27
8Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry0:01:49
9Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus0:01:59
10Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:02:20
11Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team0:02:22
12Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:03:05
13Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCCMM0:03:21
14Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Rapha-Focus0:03:28
15Vania Rossi (Ita)0:03:33
16Arenda Grimberg (Ned) WV Het Stadion0:03:45
17Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus0:03:48
18Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:03:50
19Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Wielerteam Decock Sportivo Moorsele0:04:00
20Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams0:04:13
21Amy Dombroski (USA) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:04:58
22Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement0:05:17
23Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles0:05:26
24Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite0:05:53
25Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Melbotech Prorace CT0:06:28
26Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto0:06:48
27Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) BMC Concept Store0:06:52
28Christine Vardaros (USA) Baboco0:07:15
29Martina Mikulaskova (Cze)0:07:27
30Nancy Bober (Bel) Style & Concept0:07:44
31Tereza Medvedova (Svk)0:07:50
32 (-1 lap)Karla Stepanova (Cze)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Nadja Heigl (Aut)Row 32 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective110pts
2Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Women Team100Row 1 - Cell 3
3Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team95Row 2 - Cell 3
4Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team80Row 3 - Cell 3
5Sanne Cant (Bel) Veldritacademie Enertherm - BKCP68Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jasmin Achermann (Swi) Rapha-Focus58Row 5 - Cell 3
7Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team50Row 6 - Cell 3
8Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team48Row 7 - Cell 3
9Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus46Row 8 - Cell 3
10Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) BH - SR Suntour - Peisey Vallandry42Row 9 - Cell 3
11Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld37Row 10 - Cell 3
12Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo35Row 11 - Cell 3
13Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus34Row 12 - Cell 3
14Vania Rossi (Ita)34Row 13 - Cell 3
15Sophie de Boer (Ned) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team33Row 14 - Cell 3
16Arenda Grimberg (Ned) WV Het Stadion32Row 15 - Cell 3
17Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) VCCMM29Row 16 - Cell 3
18Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Rapha-Focus27Row 17 - Cell 3
19Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Melbotech Prorace CT25Row 18 - Cell 3
20Amy Dombroski (USA) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team22Row 19 - Cell 3
21Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia-Guerciotti-Elite20Row 20 - Cell 3
22Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Giant Dealerteams18Row 21 - Cell 3
23Martina Mikulaskova (Cze)17Row 22 - Cell 3
24Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) Wielerteam Decock Sportivo Moorsele17Row 23 - Cell 3
25Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles17Row 24 - Cell 3
26Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto13Row 25 - Cell 3
27Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) BMC Concept Store10Row 26 - Cell 3
28Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement9Row 27 - Cell 3
29Karla Stepanova (Cze)4Row 28 - Cell 3
30Christine Vardaros (USA) Baboco4Row 29 - Cell 3
31Tereza Medvedova (Svk)3Row 30 - Cell 3
32Nadja Heigl (Aut)2Row 31 - Cell 3
33Nancy Bober (Bel) Style & Concept1Row 32 - Cell 3


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