Gage Hecht 4th in Hoogerheide


Hoogerheide, NED (January 24, 2016) – Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) was the top American at the final round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup on Sunday with an impressive fourth-place finish. Additionally, five other Americans posted top-20 finishes in Hoogerheide.
Hecht just barely missed the podium when he crossed the finish line of the junior men’s race two seconds behind bronze medalist Thijs Wolsink (NED). Jens Dekker (NED) took the win in 44:16 and Thomas Pidcock (GBR) was second.
Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./Cal Giant-Specialized) was another American rider to put forth a solid effort on Sunday, finishing eighth. In the U23 men’s contest, Owen was 1:55 off the winning pace set by Quinten Hermans (BEL) who won in 51:36. Eli Iserbyt (BEL) and Clement Russo (FRA) rounded out the podium in second and third. Team USA rider Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Cyclocross Network Racing)also finished in the top-20, in 16th.  
In the elite women’s race, three Americans placed in the top 20 with Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Factory Racing) placing 12th, 2:29 back from winner Sophie De Boer (NED). Kaitlyn Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Cannondale Cyclocrossworld) was 14th and Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./SRAM Strava) was 16th. The silver and bronze medals went to Thalita De Jong (NED) and Nikki Harris (GBR).
Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Aspire Racing) was the top USA rider in the elite men’s event, finishing 31st. Mathieu Van der Poel (NED) won in 1:07:31, Wout Van Aert (BEL) was second, and Kevin Pauwels (BEL) was third.  
For complete results and World Cup standings, click here.
Cyclo-cross season wraps up next weekend with 30 Americans racing the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

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