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UCI World Cup Cyclocross - Heusden-Zolder Women
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 12/26/2009
UCI World Cup Cyclocross - Heusden-Zolder Women
 

UCI World Cup Cyclocross # 5 -  Heusden-Zolder  Women
Marianne Vos and Katie Compton distance their rivals in Zolder - Results and World Cup Standings


Wonder Women - Marianne Vos
Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

Marianne Vos and Katie Compton distanced themselves from their rivals today with Dutch National Champion Daphne Van Den Brand battling to the finish over a minute back for third. Vos led by 25 seconds  in taking the solo win over World Cup leader Compton and closed to 40 points of Compton's point spread with two world cup races remaining in Roubaix and Hoogerheide.

The fans in Zolder were treated to a cyclocross demonstration of domination by World Champion Marianne Vos who led onto the course and showed her back wheel to Daphny Van den Brand and her other rivals for the rest of the race today taking the solo victory. Katie Compton suffering from a cold fought back to finish second at 25 seconds. Van Den Brand after gutting herself during most of the race finished third at over a minute back on Vos' time.


Daphny Van Den Brand chases Vos.   Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

Quick on the escape, Vos used her road talents on the formula one road sections to increase her gap on each lap. Van Den Brand made a valiant effort but could only keep, well we should say, was the only one capable of keeping Vos in sight as she followed hard on the chase.

Meanwhile Compton took the slow start and picked her way through the bunch catching fourth chaser Christel Ferrier-Bruneau at the end of the second lap. In the second half of the race Compton put the hammer down to catch Van Den Brand on the third lap. Van Den Brand tried to hold Compton's wheel but by the penultimate lap she lagged at 8 seconds.


Marianne Vos    Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

Vos never wavered driving off the front intent on victory with Compton hard on the chase. Behind at a minute Daphny Van Den Brand had a led in the contest for third with a  minutes gap on top riders Sanne Cant, Hanka Kupfernagel, and Sanne Van Paassen who were locked in a battle for fourth.


Sanne Cant and Christel Ferrier chase.   Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

On the final lap Kupfernagel led the attack dropping Cant and Van Paassen to claim fourth  with Van Paassen collecting fifth and close on her wheel Sanne Cant for sixth over 2 minutes in arrears of Vos and Compton.

Americans, Amy Dombrowski put in a strong show at 13th, with Christine 'Peanut' Vardaros 24th.


Zolder Podium: Katie Compton, Marianne Vos, Daphny Van Den Brand
Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

UCI Cyclocross World Cup # 7
Heusden-Zolder - Belgium
Elite Women's Results

1 Vos Marianne Dsb Bank - Nederland Bloeit 0:43:27
2 Compton Katherine    +00:25
3 Van Den Brand Daphny   +01:12

4 Kupfernagel Hanka    +02:02
5 Van Paassen Sanne   +02:08


Katie Compton in her World Cup leaders jersey.   Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

6 Cant Sanne  +02:11
7 Ferrier-Bruneau Christel Vision 1 Racing +02:41
8 Mani Caroline Vienne Futuroscope +03:05
9 Chainel-Lefevre Lucie      +03:07
10 Lechner Eva Gauss Rdz Ormu - Colnago  +03:16


Compton making up time 
Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

11 Wyman Helen   +03:53
12 Van Rijen Linda    +04:02
13 Dombrowski Amy    +04:04
14 Brandau Elisabeth  +04:12
15 Kyptova Jana --- +04:22


Amy Dombrowski   Photo © 2009 Bart Hazen

16 Grimberg Arenda --- +04:32
17 De Boer Sophie --- +04:35
18 Demaret Guichardot Maureen --- +04:39
19 Harris Nikki --- +05:10
20 Triquet-Claude Nadia --- +05:27
21 Hormes Reza --- +05:39
22 Zwick Martina --- +05:57
23 Schweizer Sabrina --- +06:09
24 Staffler Evelyn --- +06:13
25 Stultiens Sabrina --- +06:24
26 Alessio Veronica Gauss Rdz Ormu - Colnago +06:26
27 Day Gabriella --- +06:35
28 Toyooka Ayako --- +06:58
29 Vanderbeken Joyce --- +07:24
30 Mikulaskova Martina --- +07:28
31 Pirzkallova Zuzana --- +07:56
32 Ingels Veerle --- +08:01
33 Hansen Nikoline --- +08:03
34 Vardaros Christine --- +08:28
35 Bober Nancy --- +08:32
36 Van Loy Ellen --- -1lap
37 De Bie - Leyten Nicole --- -1lap
38 Verhestraeten Karen --- -1lap
39 Darcel Camille --- -1lap
40 Talen Rebecca --- -1lap
41 Bresciani Nicoletta --- -1lap
42 Godart Suzie Fenixs -1lap
43 Thomas Vicki --- -2lap
44 Thijs Katrien --- -2lap
45 Bresciani Daniela --- -2lap

Women's World Cup Standings After Zolder
1 1 Usa19781203 Compton Katherine --- 260
2 2 Ned19780406 Van Den Brand Daphny --- 245
3 3 Ned19870513 Vos Marianne Dsb Bank - Nederland Bloeit 220

4 4 Ned19881027 Van Paassen Sanne --- 183
5 5 Fra19790708 Ferrier-Bruneau Christel Vision 1 Racing 157

6 6 Ger19740319 Kupfernagel Hanka --- 150
7 7 Bel19901008 Cant Sanne --- 139
8 9 Fra19870118 Mani Caroline Vienne Futuroscope 126
9 8 Cze19830420 Havlikova Pavla --- 104
10 10 Gbr19810304 Wyman Helen --- 92
11 11 Ned19880615 Van Rijen Linda --- 88
12 15 Fra19830702 Chainel-Lefevre Lucie --- 81
13 12 Fra19781025 Triquet-Claude Nadia --- 79
14 13 Gbr19841201 Day Gabriella --- 69
15 14 Bel19840826 Vanderbeken Joyce --- 64
 

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