International CycloCross Preview – January 5

International CycloCross Preview – January 5

 

International CycloCross Preview – January 5 2013/14

 

John Mx

 

International CycloCross Preview – January 5

 

Our International CycloCross Preview for January 5 sees the UCI World Cup travel to the warmer climes of Rome for round 6 (well it was warm last time). In the USA there is the Kingsport Cup and in the UK, National Trophy action.

 

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2012/13 winner Kevin Pauwels in short sleeves. Pic by Balint Hamvas – buy his book!

 
 
 

UCI World Cup 6- Rome, January 5

In 2012/13 competitors moved away from the rain and cold of northern Europe to the better weather of Italy. This created close action and longs streams of riders. Kevin Pauwels, Niels Albert and Klaas Vantornout had a good advantage over the rest with a few laps to go. Whilst home hero Marco Fontana and French rider Francis Mourey were never too far off the leaders and when Vantornout ran into trouble on the last lap, they were on hand to benefit.

 

In the women’s race Katie Compton did much of the early running as she and Marianne Vos went clear. With four laps undertaken Vos attacked and built a winning lead. In the final laps Sanne van Paassen drew closer to 3rd placed Katerina Nash who did enough maintain her podium spot. Katie Compton ‘s 2nd place gave her the 2012/13 UCI World Cup title.

 

Laars Van Der Haar has won three of the five rounds held so far in the 2013/14 season with wins also going to Francis Mourey and Niels Albert. Will resurgent Sven Nys or Albert lead the Belgians back onto the podium? Kevin Pauwels and Klaas Vantornout have both been sidelined by illness over the Festive Cross Season but after a spell in Spain they maybe up for a fight.

 

In the women’s race Katie Compton has taken the battle to World Champion Marianne Vos for the win. Rome could see either take the win but we should not dismiss Nikki Harris, Helen Wyman or Sanne Cant. Italian star Eva Lechner could be a candidate for a podium spot and give the locals something to cheer about.

 

Livesteaming

 

 

Cycling.TV Subsription service  – with the wonderful Marty McDonald

 

See also links at foot of table.

 

2012/13 Action

 

 

 

 

UCI World Cup 6- Rome 2012/13 Summary
UCI World Cup 6- Rome 2012/13 Last Lap

 

1 Kevin Pauwels 1:01:17
2 Niels Albert +00:16
3 Marco Fontana +00:22
4 Francis Mourey +00:27
5 Klaas Vantornout +00:32
6 Lars Van Der Haar +00:50
7 Radomir Simunek +00:51
8 Bart Aernouts +00:53
9 Marcel Wildhaber +01:02
10 Twan Van Den Brand +01:10

 

Elite Women

1 Marianne Vos 39:38
2 Katie Compton 0:24
3 Katerina Nash 1:08
4 Sanne van Paassen 1:15
5 Sanne Cant 1:22
6 Helen Wyman 1:37
7 Sabrina Stultiens 1:46
8 Lucie Chainel-Lefevre 1:48
9 Ellen Van Loy 2:02
10 Eva Lechner 2:03
Plus
22 Gabby Day 0:04:05

 

2013/14 UCI World Cup
Laars van der Haar and Katie Compton lead the UCI World Cup rankings.

 

UCI World Cup 1 2013/14 – Valkenburg

 

 

UCI World Cup 2 2013/14 – Tabor

 

 

UCI World Cup 3 2013/14 – Koksijde

 

UCI World Cup 3 2013/14 – Koksijde Report

 

 

UCI World Cup 4 2013/14 – Namur

 

UCI World Cup 4 2013/14 – Namur Report

 

 

UCI World Cup 5 2013/14 – Zolder Report

 

 

Elite Men

1 Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team 1831 pts
2 Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team 1702
3 Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan-AA Drink Cycling Team 1648
4 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1644
5 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team 1438
6 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus 1431
7 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ.fr 1288
8 Martin Bina (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team 1039
9 Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team 889
10 Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team 866
Plus
32 Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles-Specialized 450

 

Elite Women
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 2180 pts
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 1780
3 Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm-BKCP 1568
4 Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona Factory Racing 1488
5 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 1396
6 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 1149
7 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 1080
8 Lucie Chainel (Fra) BH-SR Suntour-KMC 1067
9 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 982
10 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 948
Plus
13 Gabby Durrin (GBr) Rapha-Focus 701
36 Annie Last (GBr) 261

 

UCI World Cup 6- Rome website

 
 
 

Kingsport Cyclo Cross Cup, C2 – January 5
Cross from Kingsport, USA.

 

2011/12 Action

 

 

Kingsport Cyclo Cross Cup Video

 

Kingsport Cyclo Cross Cup website

 
 
 

National Trophy Series Round 6, C2 – January 5
Round five of the UK National series to be held at Shrewsbury.

 

 
 

Links

 

Belgian CycloCross Experience

 

Pro CycloCross Equipment

 
 
 

Livestreaming sites (no guarantees)
http://www.youtube.com/user/ucichannel (World Cup only)
http://www.cyclingfans.com/
http://www.steephill.tv/
http://sports-livezz.com/
http://videosdecyclisme.fr/
http://www.procyclinglive.com/livestream/
http://www.vier.be/streaming/veldrijden.html (Superprestige, Soudal Classic’s & others)

John

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