Katie Compton opens world cup season with silver medal

  
  


Valkenburg, Netherlands (October 20, 2013) – Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) on Sunday began the 2013-14 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup season in fine fashion, placing second in the elite women's race in Valkenburg, Netherlands. Compton, who topped the elite women's world cup standings last season, was 1:35 behind Marianne Vos (NED), who crossed the finish line in 37:56. Nikki Harris (GBR) rounded out the podium, placing third, 17 seconds behind Compton.

Katie Compton finished second in the women's race in Valkenburg
Katie Compton finished second in the women's race in Valkenburg. (Photo by Luc Timmermans)

Three other American racers finished within the top-20 of the elite women's race. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) finished 13th in the race, only 4:05 behind Vos. Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./C3-Twenty20 Cycling) finished her race only six seconds behind Antonneau in 15th place. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) completed her race only two spots and 30 seconds behind Kemmerer. Christine Vardaros (Wyckoff, N.J./BABOCO Cycling Team) was two laps behind, in 39th place.

Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist), the reigning USA Cycling cyclo-cross national champion, was 4:49 behind the race's winner in 30th place, Lars Van Der Haar (NED), who crossed the line in 1:02:45. Kevin Pauwels (BEL) was the runner up, finishing 20 seconds behind the winner and 19 seconds ahead of Philipp Walsleben (GER), who placed third.

In his first world cup race as an U23 racer, Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) paced the Americans' effort, placing 21st in the race. Owen, who placed 21st in today's race, was 3:18 behind the winner, Michael Vanthourenhout (BEL), who finished the race in 47:41. Wout Van Aert (BEL) outsprinted Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED) to place second. Americans Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) also contested the race and finished one lap behind.

The three American juniors men who competed in Valkenburg finished within five minutes of the race winner, Lucas Dubau (FRA). Dubau finished the contest 20 seconds ahead of his twin brother, Joshua Dubau (FRA), who placed second. Yannick Peeters (BEL) completed the podium after he crossed the line 34 seconds behind the winner. Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cyclocross Team) topped the Americans' effort by placing 27th, 3:58 behind Lucas Dubau. Josey Weik (Wrenshall, Minn./Red Zone Cycling) and David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./WCJ Racing) finished 32nd and 35th, respectively. Weik was 4:35 behind the winner while Lombardo was 4:53 back.

The seven-stop UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup season continues next weekend in Tabor, Czech Republic.

2013-14 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup #1
Valkenburg, Netherlands
October 20, 2013

FULL RESULTS

Elite Women
1. Marianne Vos (NED) 37:56
2. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) +1:35
3. Nikki Harris (GBR) +1:52
13. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) +4:05
15. Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./C3-Twenty20 Cycling) +4:11
17. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +4:41
39. Christine Vardaros (Wyckoff, N.J./BABOCO Cycling Team) -2LAP

Elite Men
1. Lars Van Der Haar (NED) 1:02:45
2. Kevin Pauwels (BEL) +0:20
3. Philipp Walsleben (GER) +0:39
30. Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist) +4:49

U23 Men
1. Michael Vanthourenhout (BEL) 47:41
2. Wout Van Aert (BEL) +0:20
3. Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED) +0:21
21. Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +3:18
34. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) -1LAP
36. Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) -1LAP

Juniors Men
1. Lucas Dubau (FRA) 43:36
2. Joshua Dubau (FRA) +0:20
3. Yannick Peeters (BEL) +0:34
27. Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cyclocross Team) +3:58
32. Josey Weik (Wrenshall, Minn./Red Zone Cycling) +4:35
35. David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./WCJ Racing) +4:53



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