Four top-ten results for USA in Namur World Cup


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Photo by Bart Hazen
Namur, Belgium (Dec. 20, 2015) – American racers grabbed four top-ten finishes at round four of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Namur, Belgium on Sunday.
Finishing just 38 seconds off the pace set by winner Jappe Jaspers (BEL), Spencer Petrov (Mason, Ohio/Cyclocross Networking Racing p/b Medical Remarketing) had an amazing ride at the front of the junior men’s field and crossed the line in fourth place. He was followed shortly thereafter by compatriot Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) in sixth. Petrov now sits in ninth in the world cup standings while Hecht is 15th.
In the elite women’s race, British rider Nikki Harris took her first world cup win with a time of 42:15. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Factory Racing) was the first American to follow Harris into the finish area, finishing 39 seconds later in fourth place. Compton is ranked fourth in the world cup standings. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Cannondale p/b was ninth in Namur and is now eighth in the standings.
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In the U23 men’s race, Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Cycling) was the top American in 17th, and in elite men’s race, Stephen Hyde (Easthampton, Mass./Cannondale p/b had the best finish for the red, white and blue in 23rd.
The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup continues with round five next weekend, on Dec. 26, in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Click here to view results and rankings.

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