Compton 9th, Antonneau 13th on day one of CX World Championships

  
  


After a bad start and a tangle, Compton placed ninth.
After a bad start and a tangle, Compton placed ninth.
Hoogerheide, NED (February 1, 2014) –
Two-time World Cup champion and reigning national champion Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) had a tough go on Saturday in the elite women's contest at the 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.
 
In a season where she took her tenth consecutive cyclo-cross national title and her second straight World Cup overall title, Compton was a favorite to unseat defending world champion Marianne Vos (NED).
 
A bad start though, coupled with a tangled crash with Pavla Havlikova (CZE), caused Compton to drop to the back of the field in the race's early stages.
 
Vos got away in lap one and successfully defended her rainbow jersey with a finishing time of 39:25. She was chased hard by eventual silver and bronze medalists Eva Lechner (ITA) and Helen Wyman (GRB). Compton eventually chased her way back up, and for a while was in contention for the bronze, but was dropped on the penultimate lap and finished 2:58 down in ninth place.
 
Kaitlin Antonneau
Kaitlin Antonneau rode to a solid 13th place on Saturday.
Kaitlin Antonneau rode to a solid 13th place on Saturday.
(Colorado Springs, Colo./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) finished not far behind Compton, 3:23 back in 13th place while Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) was 3:28 back in 15th. Also representing the red, white and blue were Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) in 24th, Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) in 30th, and Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./Charm City Cycling LLC) in 34th.
 
JUNIORS MEN
 
Before the women went off, the junior men toed the line for the first race of the world championships – a contest that saw the leaders spread out very quickly. In the end, Belgian riders swept the podium with first, second, and third places going to Thijs Aaerts, Yannick Peeters, and Jelle Schuermans.
 
Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Clif Bar Development Team), who was the silver medalist at nationals, posted the top result for the U.S. contingent in 26th-place. He was followed in 29th by Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) while Austin Vincent (Simsbury, Conn./Race CF) was 30th and reigning junior national champ Peter Goguen (Hopedale, Mass./Race CF) was 42nd.
 
ON TAP FOR S
Maxx Chance was the top American in the junior men's contest in 26th place.
Maxx Chance was the top American in the junior men's contest in 26th place.
UNDAY
 
Cyclo-cross Worlds will continue on Sunday with the U23 and elite men's races.
 
Follow #CXworlds on twitter for live updates.
 
The U23 event will stream live at www.universalsports.com/cycling at 5 a.m. ET while the elite race will stream LIVE at 9 a.m. ET.
 
2014 Cyclo-cross World Championships
February 1-2, 2014
Hoogerheide, NED
 
FULL RESULTS
 
PHOTO GALLERY

Elite Women
1. Marianne Vos (NED) – 39:25
2. Eva Lechner (ITA) - +1:07
3. Helen Wyman (GBR) - +1:17
9. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) - +2:58
13. Kaitlin Antonneau (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +3:23
15. Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +3:28
24. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +4:31
30. Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) +5:58
34. Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./Charm City Cycling LLC) +6:53
 
Juniors Men
1. Thijs Aaerts (BEL) – 45:55
2. Yannick Peeters (BEL) - +:10
3. Jelle Schuermans (BEL) - +:12
26. Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cross Team) +3:58
29. Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +4:06
30. Austin Vincent (Simsbury, Conn./Race CF) +4:10
42. Peter Goguen (Hopedale, Mass./Race CF) +6:34


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