Wyman, Harris and Day go top ten in Koksijde cyclo-cross

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British women Helen Wyman (Kona), Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) and Gabby Day (Renner Custom) all finished in the top ten of the classic Koksijde round of the UCI cyclo-cross World Cup in Belgium on Saturday.

British national champion Wyman finished in sixth place behind winner Daphny Van Den Brand (AA Drink) of the Netherlands, with Harris in seventh and Day in tenth.

Van Den Brand had been duking it out with fellow Dutchwoman Marianne Vos throughout the tough sandy race. Van Den Brand edged ahead of reigning world champion Vos on the final lap to take the win. American Katie Compton (Rabobank) finished third despite faltering on the start line and playing catch-up for the first half of the race.

Wyman now sits in sixth place overall in the women's World Cup standings after three rounds. Van Den Brand leads overall.

Belgian riders filled the podium in the men's race, with Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) narrowly beating Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) to take the win. Bart Aernouts (Rabobank) placed third.

Britain's Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) put in a solid ride to finish 22nd.

Pauwels leads Nys in the overall World Cup standings with Czech rider Zdenek Stybar (Quickstep) in third. Field sits in 25th spot.

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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.