Iserbyt triumps after late battle with Toon Aerts, stretches lead in World Cup standings.
UCI Cyclocross World Cup race in Koksijde called off due to raging storms sweeping across northern Belgium.
After a fierce battle veteran Sven Nys overpowers World Cup leader Wout Van Aert in the final muddy stretch to take the victory in Koksijde
The Belgian champion dominates in the dunes at Koksijde to win the third round of the UCI World Cup
Both victors solo to the top step of the podium through the deep sand of Koksijde
The Kiwi who looks more busker than Belgian has nonetheless entranced the cyclocross community
The U.S. cyclocross champion leads leads the World Cup by 40 points over Sanne Van Paassen
- 1. Sven Nys (Bel), 1:03:18
- 2. Kevin Pauwels (Bel), 1:03:19
- 3. Bart Aernouts (Bel), 1:03:24
- 4. Zdenek Stybar (Cze), 1:04:03
- 5. Tom Meeusen (Bel), 1:04:09
- 1. Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned), 43:13
- 2. Marianne Vos (Ned), 43:26
- 3. Katherine Compton (USA), 43:44
- 4. Sanne Van Paassen (Ned), 44:20
- 5. Sanne Cant (Bel), 44:47
- 1. Niels Albert (Bel) Bkcp - Powerplus, In 1:06;05
- 2. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Telenet - Fidea, at 0:27
- 3. Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet, at 0:31
- 4. Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team, at 0:32
- 5. Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet - Fidea, at 0:42
- 1. Katherine Compton (USA) , In 45:08
- 2. Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) , at 47:35
- 3. Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) , at 47:54
- 4. Sanne Cant (Bel) , at 48:29
- 5. Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) , at 48:48
Saturday marked by the return of American national champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike-Stevens) to the forefront of the world stage as she powered away to a resounding solo victory.
American Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) and Belgian Erwin Vervecken (Fidea) won the fourth round of the cyclocross World Cup, the Cross of Koksijde Dunes, in Belgium on Saturday. Compton outsprinted world champion Hanka Kupfernagel, beating the German by one second to the line on Saturday. Kupfernagel, who won her fourth world cyclocross title in January, finished 17 seconds ahead of Holland's Daphny van den Brand. Compton’s win moves her to seventh place in the overall World Cup standings, with 110 points, well behind Kupfernagel’s solid first place, with 220.
Despite a shaky start, two crashes and constant pressure from a top field, Sven Nys still took the win in the fourth round of the UCI World Cup of cyclocross on Saturday in Koksijde, Belgium. Holland's Daphny van den Brand took the win in the women's race, finishing seven seconds ahead of American Katie Compton (Spike-Shooter). In the men's race, the current World Cup leader and reigning champion, Nys scored his third successive win at Koksijde, riding away from the competition on the last of 10 laps of a tough, sandy and hilly 2.775km course. Nys, who often dominates ‘cross
Sven Nys (Rabobank) displayed his dominance once again in round six of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup on Saturday, riding away from an elite lead group to a solo victory in Koksijde, Belgium. The World Cup leader and Belgian national champion had been at the head of a lead group containing teammates Gerben De Knegt and Sven Vanthourenhout, Bart Wellens (Fidea), and John Gadret (Ag2r Prevoyance). With five laps to go, Nys had begun chipping away at the group, and a lap later it was three Rabobank riders off the front through the start-finish area. Then Nys stepped on the gas, leaving his
Erwin Vervecken won the fourth round of the cyclo-cross World Cup on Saturday in Koksijde, outsprinting compatriots Sven Nys and Ben Berden. It was the 32-year-old Belgian’s first victory of the season, and the fourth time he has won in Koksijde. Belgian racers dominated on the sandy circuit, led by a six-rider group that included Vervecken, Nys, Berden, Tom Vannoppen, Sven Vanthourenhout and world champion Bart Wellens. Wellens fell victim to a puncture, while Vanthourenhout simply fell off the pace. Unwilling to trust his chances in a sprint finish, Nys tried to make a break in the
Our man in Belgium, Marcel Van Hoecke, was on the job in Koksijde at the fourth round of the World Cup. A gallery of the usual Belgian battlers, along with a resurgent Richard Groenendaal and the tenacious Jonathan Page, is presented below. For the story, click here.