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October 19/14 19:23 pm - Cyclocross World Cup #1 Valkenburg

Posted by Editoress on 10/19/14

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and Lars van der Haar (Giant-Shimano Development Team) too the wins in the opening round of the 2014 World Cup in Valkenburg, NEtherlands.  Both riders now take the overall lead in teh World Cup standings.


Elite Women

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) dominated the elite women's field and rode onto the top step of the podium at the 2014-2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup opener on Sunday.

Compton had a chaotic start that saw her drop out of the top ten when she needed a bike change, but despite her tough luck the American strongwoman was able to ride smooth and work her way back up through the field. At the end of the 45-minute contest, Compton soloed across the finish line for the win 13 seconds ahead of silver medalist Helen Wyman (GBr) and 25 seconds ahead of bronze medalist Sophie De Boer (Ned).

USA Cycling


Elite Men
Lars van der Haar raced to a compelling victory in the opening World Cup race of the cyclo-cross season in Valkenburg. Lars won last year’s edition of the race and made it two from two in 2014 with an impressive solo win in front on home soil.

The twenty-three year-old Dutch cyclo-cross champion, racing for Development Team Giant-Shimano this season, moved clear from early in the race, moving ahead with Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb) before Pauwels crashed leaving Lars alone out front with a long way to race still.

Lars pushed on, setting his own tempo and used the advantage of being able to pick his own trajectory and line to extend his advantage out front to a minute before making sure that eh got to the finish safely without making any mistakes late in the race. He eventually came across the finish line to strong applause 26 seconds ahead of Pauwels in second place.

With the victory Lars takes the lead in the World Cup, a series of races that he won in the 2013/14 season, and one that he is once again looking to perform well in this season.

“From the first lap it went perfect today,” explained Lars after the finish. “I came in front with Pauwels but then became alone, and I didn’t expect that. I pushed him too far and he made a mistake.”

When referring to not taking a drink during the race, Lars said: “I didn’t take a drink as I knew I could manage the heat – I don’t think you need to do it for an hour. It turned out to be a good decision.

“I am happy with my demonstration today, it was a good race and this was my first peak of the season. I’m pleased to be the World Cup leader again and I hope to go on like this.”
Team Giant Shimano




Elite Women
1 Katherine Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 0:43:50
2 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Team at 0:13
3 Sophie De Boer (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 0:25
4 Ellen van Loy (Bel) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:38
5 Elle Anderson (USA) Kalas-NNOF Cycling Team 0:42
6 Nikki Harris (GBr) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:57
7 Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm - BKCP 1:03
8 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 1:09
9 Sanne van Paassen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 1:25
10 Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Wielerteam Decock-Woningbouw Vandekerckhove 1:32
11 Arley Kemmerer (USA) 2:10
12 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (Fra) 2:29
13 Githa Michiels (Bel) Trek-KMC Trade Team 2:40
14 Aida Nuno (Esp) Lointek 3:03
15 Marlene Petit (Fra) 3:51
16 Laura Perry (Fra) 4:02
17 Nikola Noskova (Cze) 4:02
18 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) 4:13
19 Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Kleur Op Maat cyclingteam 4:16
20 Stephanie Vaxillaire (Fra) 4:29
21 Juliette Labous (Fra) 4:34
22 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) 4:36
23 Laura Verdonschot (Bel) AA Drink-B.R.I.S. Cycling Team 4:39
24 Nadja Heigl (Aut) 4:49
25 Elena Valentini (Ita) Btc City Ljubljana 4:53
26 Lizzy Witlox (Ned) 5:21
27 Lise-Marie Henzelin (Sui) 5:26
28 Vendula Kuntova (Cze) Remerx-Merida Team Kolin 5:30
29 Reza Hormes (Ned) 5:44
30 Hannah Payton (GBr) 5:52
31 Katrien Thijs (Bel) 6:07
32 Olivia Hottinger (Sui) 6:10
33 Lisa Heckmann (Ger) 6:10
34 Adela Bajgerova (Cze) 8:20
35 Suzie Godart (Lux) 8:25
36 Yvonne Fiedler (Ger) -2 laps
37 Liv-Susanne Bachmann (Ger) -2 laps
Elite Men
1 Lars van der Haar (Ned) Giant-Shimano Development Team 1:05:42
2 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team at 0:26
3 Corne van Kessel (Ned) Telenet - Fidea 0:34
4 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team 0:38
5 Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet - Fidea 0:38
6 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Telenet - Fidea 0:41
7 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) Bkcp - Powerplus 0:48
8 Jens Adams (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team 0:59
9 Jeremy Powers (USA) Team Rapha-Focus 1:10
10 Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1:24
11 Tim Merlier (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1:31
12 Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet - Fidea 1:38
13 Michael Boros (Cze) CEZ Cyklo Team Tabor 1:58
14 Jim Aernouts (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team 2:05
15 Niels Wubben (Ned) Telenet - Fidea 2:18
16 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.Fr 2:23
17 Arnaud Grand (Sui) BMC Development Team 2:25
18 Fabien Canal (Fra) Look - Beaumes De Venise 2:30
19 Twan Van Den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 2:35
20 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Marchiol Emisfero 2:48
21 Tomas Paprstka (Cze) Remerx-Merida Team Kolin 2:55
22 Bart Aernouts (Bel) Corendon - Kwadro 3:04
23 Julien Taramarcaz (Sui) Corendon - Kwadro 3:08
24 Rob Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Continental Team 3:24
25 Andreas Moser (Sui) 3:25
26 Patrick van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team 3:38
27 Marcel Meisen (Ger) Corendon - Kwadro 4:02
28 Sascha Weber (Ger) Veranclassic - Doltcini 4:11
29 Simon Zahner (Sui) EKZ Racing Team 4:12
30 Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles 4:42
31 Javier Ruiz De Larrinaga Ibanez (Esp) 4:51
32 Melvin Rulliere (Fra) 4:58
33 Lukas Winterberg (Sui) 5:24
34 Marco Bianco (Ita) -1 lap
35 Clement Lhotellerie (Fra) -1 lap
36 Mariusz Gil (Pol) Corendon - Kwadro -1 lap
37 Eddy Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) -2 laps
38 Kenneth Hansen (Den) -2 laps
39 Severin Saegesser (Sui) -2 laps
40 Ben Berden (Bel) -2 laps
41 Jonathan Page (USA) -2 laps
42 Josep Betalu (Esp) -3 laps
43 David Van Der Poel (Ned) Bkcp - Powerplus -3 laps
44 Yu Takenouchi (Jpn) Veranclassic - Doltcini -4 laps
45 Joachim Parbo (Den) -4 laps
46 Elia Silvestri (Ita) -4 laps
47 Angus Edmond (NZl) -5 laps


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