Compton makes it four in a row with her Namur World Cup win

  
  


Muddy conditions didn't prevent Katie Compton from taking the win. Photo: Bart Hazen
Muddy conditions didn't prevent Katie Compton from taking the win. Photo: Bart Hazen

Namur, Belgium (December 23, 2012) – Overcoming muddy conditions and a strong women’s elite field, Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) rode to her fourth UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory in a row on Sunday.

The win keeps the current U.S. national champion on top of the UCI’s World Cup women’s rankings with 290 points, an 80-point lead over Sanne Van Paassen of the Netherlands. Compton finished 28 seconds ahead of Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) and 50 seconds ahead of current world champion Marianne Vos (NED/Rabobank Women Cycling Team).

Four other American women also finished in the top 20 in Namur. In 11th place was Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant/Specialized). Amy Dombroski (Boulder, Colo./Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team) crossed the line in 14th. Nicole Duke (Boulder, Colo./Raleigh-Clement) and Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Cyclocrossworld.com) finished 18th and 19th, respectively.

Elite Men

Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./(Planet Bike) led the American men’s effort with a 15th-place finish, despite a flat tire on the third lap. Current U.S. national champion Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-FOCUS) placed 28th. Belgian Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) won the race.

Americans Curtis White (left) and Logan Owen (center) landed on the podium of the junior men's race. Photo: Bart Hazen
Americans Curtis White (left) and Logan Owen (center) landed on the podium of the junior men's race. Photo: Bart Hazen

Americans Successful in Junior Men’s Race

In the Soudal Classic Citadelle de Namur junior men’s race, a non-world cup event, Logan Owen (Bermerton, Wash./Team Redline) rode a dominating race to take the win by more than two minutes. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) finished behind Owen to put a second American on the podium. Also placing in the top ten were David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./Verdigris-Village CX Team) in seventh and Stephen Bassett (Knoxville, Tenn./ Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc/ Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team P/B Motorex) in tenth.

In the U23 men’s race, also a non-world cup event, Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross Team) was the top American with 16th place. Skyler Trujillo (Fort Collins, Colo.) also notched a top-20 finish with 19th.

Up next on the world cup circuit is a stop in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, on December 26.

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
Namur, Belgium
December 23, 2012

FULL RESULTS

Elite Women
1. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) 0:38:09
2. Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) +00:28
3. Marianne Vos (NED/Rabobank Women Cycling Team) +00:50

11. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant/Specialized) +03:23
14. Amy Dombroski (Boulder, Colo./Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team) +03:59
18. Nicole Duke (Boulder, Colo./Raleigh-Clement) +04:30
19. Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Cyclocrossworld.com) +04:47
23. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Cannodale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +05:23
24. Maureen Bruno Roy (Arlington, Mass./Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven) +05:28
30. Andrea Smith (Phoenix, Ariz./Ladies First Racing) +06:59
42. Christine Vardaros (Wyckoff, N.J./ BABOCO Cycling Team) -1 lap

Elite Men
1. Kevin Pauwels (BEL/Sunweb-Revor) 1:02:47
2. Sven Nys (BEL/Landbouwkrediet-Euphony) +00:48
3. Niels Albert (BEL/BKCP-Powerplus) +1:00

15. Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./(Planet Bike) +03:52
28. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-FOCUS) +05:29
38. Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./ Cannodale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) -1 lap
47. Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Team Rapha-FOCUS) -2 laps
48. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Redline) -2 laps
54. Jeremy Durrin (Amherst, Mass./ Tenet Racing/JAM Fund/NCC/Vittoria) -4 laps



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