Kevin Pauwels (Fidea Telenet) and Marianne Vos (DSB Bank) won the seventh round of the UCI’s World Cup cyclocross series in Zolder, Belgium, on Saturday.
Cyclocross veterans Sven Nys and Daphny Van den Brand scored wins a rough and snowy pre-Christmas UCI World Cup race in Kalmthout, Belgium, on Sunday.
USA Cycling has named the elite women, U23 men and Junior men who will represent the U.S. at the UCI cyclocross world Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic next month. The organization will announce the men's elite team on January 13.
UCI World Cup leader Katie Compton (Planet Bike) won her sixth straight cyclocross national championship and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) collected his third during the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Sunday in Bend, Oregon.
Katie Compton (Planet Bike) made it two-for-two on Sunday at the Planet Bike Cup, once again riding Luna’s Katerina Nash and the rest of the women’s field right off her wheel. Belgian Erwin Vervecken (Revor-Baboco-Champion System) came out on top in the men’s race, which doubled as round 2 of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Compton attacked Nash mid-race, going to the front after and drilling it to win by nearly a minute. As in Saturday’s race, Nash hung on for second with teammate Georgia Gould third.
Daphne van den Brand, Kupfernagel and Compton battle at the 2008 Koksijde World Cup. | Photo: Frank Bodenmüller/CBGPhoto.com
American Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) and Belgian Erwin Vervecken (Fidea) won the fourth round of the cyclocross World Cup, the Cross of Koksijde Dunes, in Belgium on Saturday. Compton outsprinted world champion Hanka Kupfernagel, beating the German by one second to the line on Saturday. Kupfernagel, who won her fourth world cyclocross title in January, finished 17 seconds ahead of Holland's Daphny van den Brand. Compton’s win moves her to seventh place in the overall World Cup standings, with 110 points, well behind Kupfernagel’s solid first place, with 220.