Britain’s Helen Wyman (Kona) placed 11th in the seventh round of the 2009/10 UCI World Cup cyclo-cross series in Zolder, Belgium.

Dutch woman Marianne Vos (DSB Bank) won the round comfortably ahead of American series leader Katie Compton (Planet Bike). Vos’s compatriot Daphny Van Den Brand came third.

Britain’s Nikki Harris placed 19th and Gabby Day came home in 27th spot.

Compton’s second place was enough for her to maintain the series lead overall. Wyman sits in tenth place in the series.

Belgian Kevin Pauwels (Telenet-Fidea) won the men’s event ahead of Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) in second and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) in third. Britain’s Ian Field finished 39th.

Albert heads up the men’s series overall.

The penultimate round of the UCI cyclo-cross World Cup takes place on January 17 at Roubaix, France. The final round is the weekend after (January 24) at Hoogerheide, Netherlands.

Wyman is hoping to reach peak form for the 2010 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championship in Tabor, Czech Republic, on January 30-31.

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