Britian’s Helen Wyman (Vision 1 Racing) consolidated her position in the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup top ten with another strong ride during the series’ penultimate round in Roubaix, France, on Sunday.
Germany’s Hanka Kupfernagel (Itera-Stevens) has won the series overall – having come either first or second in every round she has an unassailable lead on her rivals.
Kupfernagel had to settle for second on the day as American Katherine Compton (Spike) took a mud-soaked victory on the finish line in the legendary Roubaix velodrome.
British national champion Wyman (pictured) currently lies seventh overall in the World Cup series, with Vision 1 team-mate and fellow Brit Gabby Day in 18th overall. Nikki Harris (Sprinters Malderen) is in 28th place overall, having come 20th in Roubaix.
NYS SEALS MEN’S SERIES
Just as Kupfernagel sealed the women’s series with one round to go, Belgium’s Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) has such an advantage over his rivals that he has won the men’s UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup series with one round to go.
Nys came third in Roubaix behind round winner Erwin Vervecken (Revor-Jartazi) and second-placed Zdenek Stybar (Fidea).
Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) is currently Britain’s highest place rider in the men’s World Cup series in 58th overall.
This weekend the riders travel to Milan, Italy for the final round of the series. The week after that is the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Hoogerheide, Holland (January 31-February 1).
CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP, ROUBAIX: WOMEN’S RESULTS
1. Katherine Compton (USA) Spike in 41mins 48secs
2. Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Itera-Stevens at 9secs
3. Daphny van den Brand (Ned) ZZPR.nl-Destil-Merida at 42secs
4. Marianne Vos (Ned) DSB Bank Ladies Cycling Team-VVHP at 53secs
5. Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) France at 1-01
6. Helen Wyman (GB) Vision 1 Racing at 1-37
7. Rachel Lloyd (USA) California Giant Cycling Team at 1-47
8. Maryline Salvetat (Fra) France at 1-51
9. Caroline Mani (Fra) France at 1-59
10. Sanne Cant (Bel) ADS-Selle Italia-Guerciotti at 2-06
20. Nikki Harris (GB) Sprinters Malderen at 4-16
24. Gabriella Day (GB) Vision 1 Racing at 5-12
CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP, ROUBAIX: MEN’S RESULTS
1. Erwin Vervecken (Bel) Revor-Jartazi Continental Team in 1hour 5mins 1sec
2. Zdenek ?tybar (Cze) Fidea Cycling Team at 1sec
3. Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago at 28 secs
4. Bart Wellens (Bel) Fidea Cycling Team at 41secs
5. Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus at 55secs
6. Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank at 1-26
7. Francis Mourey (Fra) French National Team at 1-32
8. Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Projob at 1-43
9. Petr Dlask (Cze) Fidea Cycling Team at 1-54
10. Thijs Al (Ned) AA Drink-BeOne at 2-00
46. Ian Bibby (GB) Great Britain at 3 laps