Compton wins 2012 Plzen CX World Cup, leads overall standings

  
  


Compton conquered the muddy course to take the win.
Compton conquered the muddy course to take the win.

Plzen, Czech Republic (October 28, 2012) — Building on her second-place finish a week ago, Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) earned her first UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup win of the season on Sunday in Plzen, Czech Republic. Another American to climb the podium was Logan Owen (Bermerton, Wash./Team Redline), who rode to third in the juniors men’s race.

Elite Women’s Race

Compton managed to overcome a late crash in slick, muddy conditions to take the win 15 seconds ahead of British rider Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team). The victory moved the current USA Cycling women’s elite cyclo-cross national champion into the top spot of the women’s overall world cup standings, where she leads Sanne van Paassen (NED/Rabobank Women’s Cycling Team) by 10 points.

The elite women’s race also included four other Americans. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./ Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) came in 18th, Amy Dombroski (Boulder, Colo./Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team) took 21st, Maureen Bruno Roy (Arlington, Mass./Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) finished just two places behind her in 23rd, and Christine Vardaros (Wyckoff, N.J./ BABOCO Cycling Team) crossed the line in 28th place.

Juniors Men’s Race

Improving on his finish from the previous world cup was Logan Owen (Bermerton, Wash./Team Redline), who claimed the third spot on the podium in the juniors men’s race after taking fifth a week ago. He crossed the line just under two minutes back on winner Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands). American teammate Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) finished 13th.

U23 Men’s Race

Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Team Rapha-FOCUS) earned the top U.S. finish in the men’s U23 race, finishing 13th. Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) took 28th.

Elite Men’s Race

The final race of the day was a tough one for the American riders. Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Planet Bike) was the only U.S. finisher, coming in 32nd behind race winner and current world champion Niels Albert (Belgium/ BKCP-Powerplus). Crashes and mechanical issues kept Jeremy Powers (East Hampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus) and Timothy Johnson (Middleton, Mass./ Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) from completing the race.

Logan Owen took third in the junior men's race.
Logan Owen took third in the junior men's race.

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
Plzen, Czech Republic
October 28, 2012

FULL RESULTS | PHOTO GALLERY

Elite Women

1. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) 0:41:18
2. Helen Wyman (Great Britain) +00:15
3. Nikki Harris (Great Britain) +00:29
18. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./ Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) +03:50
21. Amy Dombroski (Boulder, Colo./Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team) +04:58
23. Maureen Bruno Roy (Arlington, Mass./Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) +05:26
28. Christine Vardaros (Wyckoff, N.J./ BABOCO Cycling Team) +07:15

Juniors Men

1. Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) 0:42:21
2. Quinten Hermans (Belgium) +01:12
3. Logan Owen (Bermerton, Wash./Team Redline) +01:58
13. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) +04:12

U23 Men

1. Wietse Bosmans (Belgium) 52:20
2. Wout Van Aert (Belgium) +00:19
3. Michael Vanthourenhout (Belgium) +00:34
13. Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Team Rapha-FOCUS) +02:56
28. Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./ California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) +05:28

Elite Men

1. Niels Albert (Belgium) 1:08:26
2. Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) +00:36
3. Kevin Pauwels (Belgium) +00:45
32. Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Planet Bike) +06:29
DNF – Jeremy Powers (East Hampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus)
DNF – Timothy Johnson (Middleton, Mass./ Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)



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