By Nigel Wynn published
Helen Wyman (Kona) won the Superprestige Gieten cyclo-cross in the Netherlands on Sunday, adding another big win to her impressive 2012 tally that already includes the European title and a victory at the
Wyman accelerated away from pre-race favourite and reigning 'cross World Champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank) to take a fine solo victory. Dutchwoman Vos came home for second place, 38 seconds adrift of the British rider. Belgian Sanne Cant (Veldritacademie Enertherm) came in for third at 1-11.
Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Revor) won the men's race ahead of Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet-KDL) and Sunweb-Revor team-mate Kevin Pauwels.
It was a big weekend for British women 'cross riders. On Saturday, Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) placed second to American Katie Compton (Trek) in the Koksijde round of the UCI World Cup in Belgium. Wyman placed fifth, with fellow Brit Gabby Day (Rapha-Focus) in 10th.
Compton leads the women's World Cup standings ahead of Sanne van Paassen (Rabobank), Harris and Wyman in second, third and fourth all on the same points.
Nysout-gunned fellow Belgian and regular sparring partner Niels Albert (BKCP) to win the men's race in Koksijde. Frenchman Francis Mourey (FDJ-BigMat) came third with British rider Ian Field (Hargroves) in 29th spot.
Albert leads the men's World Cup standings after three rounds with a slim 30 point advantage over both Nys and Vantornout for an all-Belgian top three.
Five rounds remain in the 2012/13 UCI cyclo-cross World Cup series. The next round takes place on Sunday (December 2) in Roubaix, France.
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.