British cyclo-cross national champion Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) continued her strong season, placing third behind Katie Compton (Trek) and Marianne Vos (Rabobank) at the tough Namur round of the UCI cyclo-cross World Cup in Belgium on Sunday.
World Cup leader Compton caught, passed and then distanced early leader Vos to finish 40 seconds ahead. Vos and Harris then fought it out for second place on the extremely muddy course, with multi-World Champion Vos coming out on top.
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British rider Helen Wyman finished in 10th having lost time due to an early crash, with Gabriella Durrin (Rapha-Focus) in 16th.
Harris consolidates her second place in the overall World Cup standings behind Compton with three rounds remaining. Wyman is in fourth spot and Durrin in 11th.
On Saturday, Wyman and Harris finished second and third behind Belgian champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm-BKCP) in the Bpost Bank Trofee in Essen.
Frenchman Francis Mourey (FDJ) took the men’s race ahead of Belgian duo Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Napoleon) and Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus). British rider Ian Field (Hargroves) finished in 30th place.
Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) holds a slim lead over Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus) in the men’s overall World Cup standings.
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Katie Compton wins
Vos, Compton and Harris on the women’s podium
World champion Sven Nys tackles the Namur mud
Francis Mourey wins
Vantornout, Mourey and Albert on the men’s podium