Helen Wyman’s consistent form in the UCI cyclo-cross World Cup series has seen her move up to fifth place overall after coming fifth in the sixth round on Sunday in Nommay, France.

The British cyclo-cross national champion came home just over a minute adrift of round winner Katherine Compton (USA). Wyman’s Swift Racing team-mate Gabby Day put in another strong performance to come 14th.

German Hanka Kupfernagel tops the overall leaderboard after six rounds with 270 points – Wyman is on 144 points. Three rounds remain in the 2008/09 series.

Current cyclo-cross World Champion Lars Boom (Rabobank) won the elite men’s race on the muddy French course, just pipping series leader Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) to the win.

The next round of the series is on Boxing Day (December 26) in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP: ROUND SIX

WOMEN

1. Katherine Compton (USA) in 40min 27secs


2. Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) at 19secs

3. Georgia Gould (USA) at 24secs

4. Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) at 59secs

5. Helen Wyman (GB) Swift Racing at 1-03

6. Maryline Salvetat (Fra) at 1-12

7. Marianne Vos (Ned) Team DSB Bank at 2-00

8. Rachel Lloyd (USA) at 2-17

9. Pavla Havlikova (Cze) at 2-43

10. Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Team DSB Bank at 2-53

Other British

14. Gabriella Day (GB) Swift Racing at 3-05

UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP: ROUND SIX

MEN

1. Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank in 1h 3min 30secs


2. Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner at same time

3. Bart Wellens (Bel) Fidea Cycling Team at 22secs

4. Richard Groenendaal (Ned) at 26secs

5. Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Sunweb Pro Job at 31secs

6. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Fidea Cycling Team at 33secs

7. Erwin Vervecken (Bel) Fidea Cycling Team at 36secs

8. Francis Mourey (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux at 53secs

9. Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank at 1-10

10. Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb Pro Job at 1-25

RELATED LINKS

Wyman fourth in Koksijde [round 4]

Wyman sixth in World Cup [round 3]

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