Compton earns World Cup silver in Belgium


(Dec. 26, 2015) – Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Factory Racing) took silver in the elite women’s race at Saturday’s UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup #5 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, climbing to third in the women’s standings with two events remaining.
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Katie Compton stands third in the women's rankings after earning silver on Saturday.

Compton clocked a 45:09 run on the day for second, just seven seconds behind winner Sanne Cant (BEL). Ellen van Loy (BEL) took third in 45:26.
Compton now stands third in the women’s World Cup rankings with 173 points. Cant is first with 222, while Eva Lechner (ITA) stands second with 205.
Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) placed fifth in the junior men’s race, crossing in 41:52, followed closely by Spencer Petrov (Mason, Ohio/Cyclocross Networking Racing p/b Medical Remarketing) in 42:03 for 11th. Thomas Bonnet (FRA) took the win in 41:13, topping Jappe Jaspers (BEL) by two seconds and Tanguy Turgis (FRA) by three.
Standing 10th, Petrov is the top ranked American in the junior standings with 82 points, followed by Hecht in 13th with 75.
Jeremy Powers’ (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus) 1:11:27 day was good for 16th, which moved him to 24th in the World Cup standings with 115 points.
In the U23 race, Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y.) took 18th in 49:16. Ranked 28th with 25 points, White is is now the third highest ranked American U23 rider behind 22nd-ranked Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Cycling) with 38 points and 24th-ranked Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) with 33 points.
The UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup enters it’s final month with the penultimate event Jan. 17 in Lignieres-en-Berry, France. Full World Cup results and rankings.

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