Katie Compton claims her third World Cup win of the 2013-2014 series in Namur


Compton on the podium. Photo by Bart Hazen
Compton on the podium. Photo by Bart Hazen
Namur, Belgium (December 22, 2013) –
Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) claimed her third UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory today during round four in Namur, Belgium.
The cyclo-cross strong woman went into the race ranked number one after a gold medal performance in round two, another win in round three, and a silver medal ride in round one. She is now well on her way to the overall series victory, sitting atop the elite women's World Cup standings with 230 points.
In Namur, Compton made a comeback from a rough start and reeled in early leader and rival, Marianne Vos (NED) on the muddy and hilly course. The Colorado rider then powered her way to a 40-second lead which she held until the end. Vos came in second while British rider Nikki Harris rounded out third.  
Racing to an impressive seventh place was American Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com). She finished just 1:47 back from the winning time set by Compton.
In addition to Compton and Antonneau, 18 other Americans competed in Namur and their results are listed below.
The 2013-2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup continues in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium on Dec. 26 before wrapping up with a pair of races in January.
2013-2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup #2
Namur, Belgium
December 22, 2013
Elite Women-
1. Katherine Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective)
2. Marianna Vos (NED)
3. Nikki Harris (GBR)
7. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
12. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./Cal Giant Berry Farms)
14. Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
20. Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./Cal Giant Berry Farms – Specialized)
23. Maureen Bruno Roy (Arlington, Mass./Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles)
30. Nicole Duke (Boulder, Colo./Marin-Spy)
42. Courtenay McFadden (Bellingham, Wash./Bicycle Blue Book – HRS – Rock Lobster)

Elite Men-
1. Francis Mourey (FRA)
2. Klaas Vantornout (BEL)
3. Niels Albert (BEL)
20. Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Fuji-Spy Optics)
53. Jeremy Durrin (Easthampton, Mass./Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)

U23 Men-
1. Wout Van Aert (BEL)
2. Mathiew Van Der Poel (NED)
3. Laurens Sweeck (BEL)
23. Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./Team Redline)
27. Curtis White (Delanson, NY/Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld.com)
33. CodyKaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms)
37. Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms)
44. Sam O'Keefe
51. Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross-Sophisticated Living)
Junior Men-
1. Yannick Peeters (BEL)
2. Adam Toupalik (CZE)
3. Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED)
24. Peter Goguen (Hopedale, Mass./RACE CF) 
45. Lance Haidet (Bend, Ore./Bear Development Team)
48. Austin Vincent (Simsbury, Conn./RACE CF)
53. Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./Cyclocross-Cannondale Cyclocrossworld)

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