International CycloCross Preview – January 5


International CycloCross Preview – January 5 2013/14


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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.




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.





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
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) 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
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
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.





Belgian CycloCross Experience


Pro CycloCross Equipment


Livestreaming sites (no guarantees) (World Cup only) (Superprestige, Soudal Classic’s & others)

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