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Compton wins women's Jingle Cross World Cup

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Amanda Miller (USA) descending off the top of Mt. Krumpit

Amanda Miller (USA) descending off the top of Mt. Krumpit
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Ellen Noble (USA) racing to fifth place overall, and first U-23

Ellen Noble (USA) racing to fifth place overall, and first U-23
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Emily Kachorek (USA) running on Mt. Krumpit

Emily Kachorek (USA) running on Mt. Krumpit
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UCI U-23 leader Ellen Noble (USA) churning through the sand ahead of Compton on lap one

UCI U-23 leader Ellen Noble (USA) churning through the sand ahead of Compton on lap one
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French Champion Caroline Mani riding with the leaders during lap one

French Champion Caroline Mani riding with the leaders during lap one
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USA Champion Katie Compton leading Katerina Nash (CZE) up the long climb on Mt. Krumpit

USA Champion Katie Compton leading Katerina Nash (CZE) up the long climb on Mt. Krumpit
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Sanne Cant (BEL) leading Amanda Miller early in the race

Sanne Cant (BEL) leading Amanda Miller early in the race
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Amanda Miller (USA) leads the women’s field across the long sand pit on lap one

Amanda Miller (USA) leads the women’s field across the long sand pit on lap one
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USA Champion Katie Compton has experience on this course

USA Champion Katie Compton has experience on this course
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Sophie De Boer (NED) took the hole-shot at Johnson County Fairgrounds

Sophie De Boer (NED) took the hole-shot at Johnson County Fairgrounds
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Sophie De Boer (NED) warming up on her trainer before the race

Sophie De Boer (NED) warming up on her trainer before the race
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Katie Compton (USA) leading Caroline Mani (FRA) after Nash had a mechanical

Katie Compton (USA) leading Caroline Mani (FRA) after Nash had a mechanical
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Emily Kachorek (USA) riding the off-camber switchbacks off the top of the hill

Emily Kachorek (USA) riding the off-camber switchbacks off the top of the hill
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Young Katie Antonneau (USA) took third place, making it her second World Cup podium

Young Katie Antonneau (USA) took third place, making it her second World Cup podium
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Amanda Miller (USA) finished tenth

Amanda Miller (USA) finished tenth
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Women’s podium (L to R) Caroline Mani (FRA) 2nd, Katie Compton (USA) 1st, Katie Antonneau (USA) 3rd

Women’s podium (L to R) Caroline Mani (FRA) 2nd, Katie Compton (USA) 1st, Katie Antonneau (USA) 3rd
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Courtenay McFadden (USA) and Catharine Pendrel (CAN) seemed pleased with their racing

Courtenay McFadden (USA) and Catharine Pendrel (CAN) seemed pleased with their racing
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Katie Compton (USA) taking the World Cup win at Jingle Cross

Katie Compton (USA) taking the World Cup win at Jingle Cross
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Caroline Mani (FRA) seemed to be quite happy with her second place finish

Caroline Mani (FRA) seemed to be quite happy with her second place finish
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Katie Compton (USA) had Katerina Nash (CZE) right on her heels in the early going

Katie Compton (USA) had Katerina Nash (CZE) right on her heels in the early going
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Catharine Pendrel (CAN) racing to a solid sixth place finish

Catharine Pendrel (CAN) racing to a solid sixth place finish
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Caroline Mani (FRA) running in second place with one lap remaining

Caroline Mani (FRA) running in second place with one lap remaining
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Kaitie Antonneau (USA) was trying to hold off Nash and take third place

Kaitie Antonneau (USA) was trying to hold off Nash and take third place
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Katie Compton (USA) running a long muddy stretch while in first place

Katie Compton (USA) running a long muddy stretch while in first place
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Katie Antonneau (USA) on the front row of the start

Katie Antonneau (USA) on the front row of the start
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Katie Compton dominated the second round the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup at Jingle Cross riding away from a strong field to take a convincing victory, in what was a short 37-minute race. The American left Frenchwoman Caroline Mani and US compatriot Kaitlin Antonneau to battle it out for second and third, respectively. Compton's win was enough to bump her up into the overall World Cup lead.

"It was really hard today and the heat wore on me toward the end," said Compton, who plans to only race half the World Cup this season in favour of a solid performance at the World Championships. "It was hard for me to stay off the front. I tried to keep the pressure on, stay smooth and it went well for me."

Hometown rider Amanda Miller started the race in the lead, and led the riders through the sandpit, over the bridge and through to the first climb. The riders stayed in a long line over the lengthy, dry grassy climb – Mt. Krumpit.

Katerina Nash (Luna) took the front on the descent and led Katie Compton (Trek), Miller and Olympic mountain bike bronze medallist Catherine Pendrel (Luna) over the barriers.

Compton took the lead from Nash on the second half of the first circuit, over the stairs and into the second lap. Nash held Compton’s quick pace, but a chase group formed that included Pendrel, U23 US champion Ellen Noble and Caroline Mani (Raleigh).

Four merged together on the run-up as the riders shouldered their bike with Compton, Pendrel, Mani and Nash.

Sophie De Boer, who won the first World Cup at Cross Vegas, tried desperately to bridge across to the four leaders on the run-up, but the gaps opened further apart as the race progressed into the third lap. Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale), who had a slower start, managed to smoothly race through the circuit and make up time on the leaders.

Back on Mt. Krumpit for the second time, Compton continued to push a big gear over the grass as riders struggled behind. But Compton and Nash kept stretching the elastic band, forcing Mani and Pendrel to close small gaps.

By the start of the third lap, Nash began taking turns on the front, trading off the workload with Compton as the pair gained a substantial gap. Unfortunately, Nash had a mechanical and was forced to run to the pit, which was close by, but that gave Compton the clear advantage, now ahead of Pendrel and Mani.

On the steep run-up, again, Compton lost some time and it looked as though Mani, Pendrel, Nash and Antonneau were close to connecting with the leader, but the US champion muscled her way over the top and quickly remounted for the descent to re-establish a strong 10-second lead.

Compton had a winning advantage as she orbited the last of four lap, leaving no doubt as to who was the strongest rider on the day, as Mani had to struggle to keep the gap on a chasing Antonneau.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katherine Compton (USA)0:37:08
2Caroline Mani (Fra)0:00:18
3Kaitlin Antonneau (USA)0:00:23
4Katerina Nash (Cze)0:00:48
5Ellen Noble (USA)0:01:08
6Catharine Pendrel (Can)0:01:22
7Sophie De Boer (Ned)0:01:35
8Eva Lechner (Ita)0:01:46
9Helen Wyman (GBr)0:01:50
10Amanda Miller (USA)0:01:57
11Rebecca Fahringer (USA)
12Courtenay Mcfadden (USA)0:02:18
13Sanne Cant (Bel)0:02:38
14Ellen Van Loy (Bel)0:02:45
15Loes Sels (Bel)0:02:49
16Emma White (USA)0:03:10
17Sunny Gilbert (USA)0:03:40
18Amanda Nauman (USA)0:04:07
19Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel)0:04:24
20Crystal Anthony (USA)0:04:42
21Sofia Gomez Villafane (Arg)0:04:48
22Kathryn Cumming (USA)0:05:00
23Jena Greaser (USA)0:05:22
24Arley Kemmerer (USA)0:05:31
25Amira Mellor (GBr)0:06:06
26Emily Kachorek (USA)
27Sidney Mcgill (Can)0:06:07
28Caitlyn Vestal (USA)0:06:44
29Mical Dyck (Can)0:07:11
30Ashley Barson (Can)0:07:17
31Cindy Montambault (Can)0:07:18
32Ruby West (Can)0:08:03
33Maria Larkin (Irl)
34Cassandra Maximenko (USA)
35Siobhan Kelly (Can)

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