Vos claims Nommay World Cup victory

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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:44:16
2Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing0:01:32
3Eva Lechner (Ita) Centro Sportivo Esercito0:01:46
4Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm - BKCP0:02:08
5Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet - Fidea0:02:19
6Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea0:02:46
7Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.Com0:02:54
8Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger)0:03:33
9Sophie De Boer (Ned) KDL Cycling Team0:03:37
10Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) Vcc Morteau Montbenoit0:03:40
11Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh - Clement0:03:50
12Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized0:04:07
13Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti0:04:08
14Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:04:10
15Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Ebe Racing Team0:04:11
16Loes Sels (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea0:04:16
17Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:04:23
18Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized0:04:32
19Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:04:33
20Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - Kmc Trade Team0:04:34
21Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:04:43
22Aida Nuno Palacio (Spa)0:05:09
23Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Rtc Buitenlust0:05:21
24Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Dncs / Towereye Ct0:05:36
25Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet - Fidea0:05:58
26Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies0:06:17
27Lisa Heckmann (Ger) Vc - Racingteam0:06:21
28Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs Mtb / Cube0:06:32
29Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha - Focus0:06:41
30Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:06:54
31Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team0:07:08
32Sina Frei (Swi)0:07:10
33Cindy Bauwens (Bel) Morgan Blue Ct0:07:12
34Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Team Bmc Concept Store0:07:37
35Elena Valentini (Ita) Selle Italia GuerciottiRow 34 - Cell 2
36Jessica Lambracht (Ger) Stevens - 1A - Crossteam0:07:40
37Agnes Naumann (Ger) Focus Cx Ladies Team0:07:46
38Eva Colin (Fra) Velo Club Ornans0:07:54
39Reza Hormes (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team0:08:28
40Emeline Gaultier (Fra) Hennebont Cyclisme0:08:36
41Katrien Thijs (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team0:08:49
42Chiara Teocchi (Ita) Tx Active Bianchi0:08:59
43Stéphanie Vaxillaire (Fra) Pedale SemuroiseRow 42 - Cell 2
44Mara Schwager (Ger) Lp MuhlenbachRow 43 - Cell 2
45Martina Kukulova (Cze) Stevens Bikes - Emilio SportRow 44 - Cell 2
46Marlene Petit (Fra) Chambery C. CompetitionRow 45 - Cell 2
47Liv-Susanne Bachmann (Ger) Stevens - 1A - CrossteamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Suzie Godart (Lux)Row 47 - Cell 2
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Elite Women World Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Katherine Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective350pts
2Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet - Fidea284Row 1 - Cell 3
3Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team270Row 2 - Cell 3
4Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm - BKCP261Row 3 - Cell 3
5Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing214Row 4 - Cell 3
6Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea190Row 5 - Cell 3
7Eva Lechner (Ita) Centro Sportivo Esercito150Row 6 - Cell 3
8Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) Ec Stephanois145Row 7 - Cell 3
9Sophie De Boer (Ned) KDL Cycling Team144Row 8 - Cell 3
10Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet - Fidea139Row 9 - Cell 3
11Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.Com115Row 10 - Cell 3
12Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team110Row 11 - Cell 3
13Annefleur Kalvenhaar (Ned) Focus Xc Team99Row 12 - Cell 3
14Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) Tj Stadion Louny97Row 13 - Cell 3
15Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized92Row 14 - Cell 3
16Gabriella Durrin (GBr) Rapha - Focus90Row 15 - Cell 3
17Loes Sels (Bel) Young Telenet - Fidea80Row 16 - Cell 3
18Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team80Row 17 - Cell 3
19Marlène Morel Petitgirard (Fra) Vcc Morteau Montbenoit77Row 18 - Cell 3
20Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team76Row 19 - Cell 3
21Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra)75Row 20 - Cell 3
22Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh - Clement68Row 21 - Cell 3
23Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti64Row 22 - Cell 3
24Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger)61Row 23 - Cell 3
25Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek - Kmc Trade Team61Row 24 - Cell 3
26Arley Kemmerer (USA) C3 - Twenty20 Cycling44Row 25 - Cell 3
27Crystal Anthony (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies42Row 26 - Cell 3
28Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team34Row 27 - Cell 3
29Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Rtc Buitenlust30Row 28 - Cell 3
30Elena Valentini (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti28Row 29 - Cell 3
31Reza Hormes (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team27Row 30 - Cell 3
32Elle Anderson (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms - Specialized26Row 31 - Cell 3
33Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Panasonic Ladies26Row 32 - Cell 3
34Laura Verdonschot (Bel) Vzw Lotto - Ladiescycling24Row 33 - Cell 3
35Nikola Noskova (Cze) Kc Kooperativa Sg Jablonec24Row 34 - Cell 3
36Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo23Row 35 - Cell 3
37Jessica Lambracht (Ger) Stevens - 1A - Crossteam23Row 36 - Cell 3
38Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Ebe Racing Team22Row 37 - Cell 3
39Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) Varbergs Mtb / Cube17Row 38 - Cell 3
40Nadja Heigl (Aut) Rlm Wien15Row 39 - Cell 3
41Lotte Eikelenboom (Ned) Drc De Mol15Row 40 - Cell 3
42Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Team Bmc Concept Store15Row 41 - Cell 3
43Tereza Medvedova (Svk) Zp Sport13Row 42 - Cell 3
44Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team13Row 43 - Cell 3
45Lana Verberne (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team12Row 44 - Cell 3
46Chiara Teocchi (Ita) Tx Active Bianchi10Row 45 - Cell 3
47Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team10Row 46 - Cell 3
48Karla Stepanova (Cze) Kona Cycling Point10Row 47 - Cell 3
49Lisa Heckmann (Ger) Vc - Racingteam10Row 48 - Cell 3
50Aida Nuno Palacio (Spa)9Row 49 - Cell 3
51Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill P/B Seven Cycles8Row 50 - Cell 3
52Nicole Duke (USA) Marin - Spy8Row 51 - Cell 3
53Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Dncs / Towereye Ct7Row 52 - Cell 3
54Alessia Bulleri (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Forestale7Row 53 - Cell 3
55Giovanna Michieletto (Ita) Servetto Footon6Row 54 - Cell 3
56Katrien Thijs (Bel) Kleur Op Maat Cycling Team6Row 55 - Cell 3
57Suzie Godart (Lux)5Row 56 - Cell 3
58Martina Kukulova (Cze) Stevens Bikes - Emilio Sport4Row 57 - Cell 3
59Evy Kuijpers (Ned) Rtc Buitenlust4Row 58 - Cell 3
60Béatrice Godart (Lux)3Row 59 - Cell 3
61Stephanie De Croock (Bel)3Row 60 - Cell 3
62Janka Keseg Stevkova (Svk) Ck Epic Dohnany3Row 61 - Cell 3
63Esmee Oosterman (Ned) Wrv De Peddelaars3Row 62 - Cell 3
64Christine Vardaros (USA) Stevens Cycling Team2Row 63 - Cell 3
65Zuzana Vojtasova (Svk) Ck Banska Bystrica2Row 64 - Cell 3
66Courtenay Mcfadden (USA) Bicycle Blue Book - Hrs - Rock Lobster1Row 65 - Cell 3
67Jana Czeczinkarova (Cze) Remerx - Merida Team Kolin1Row 66 - Cell 3


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