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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Compton and Albert begin World Cup with wins

by VeloNation Press at 3:01 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Cyclocross, Race Reports and Results
 
The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup opened today in Treviso, Italy with Katie Compton (Planet Bike) continuing her success across the pond, and World Champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) showing off his rainbow stripes in dominant form.

Compton cruised in for victory 28 seconds ahead of Daphny Van Den Brand with Vision 1 Racing's Christel Ferrier-Bruneau a further 6 seconds behind.

Albert blew away the competition finishing with 42 seconds in hand over Zdenek Stybar (Telenet-Fidea) with Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb Pro Job) coming across the line in third 52 seconds off the World Champion's pace.

The second round of the World Cup is two weeks away on October 18 in Pizen, Czech Republic.

Women's Results:
1. Katherine COMPTON in 37:37
2. Daphny VAN DEN BRAND in 38:05
3. Christel FERRIER-BRUNEAU in 38:11
4. Sanne VAN PAASSEN in 38:32
5. Pavla HAVLIKOVA in 38:47

Men's Results:
1. Niels ALBERT BEL in 1:04:50
2. Zdenek STYBAR CZE in 1:05:32
3. Klaas VANTORNOUT in 1:05:42
4. Martin BINA CZE in 1:05:50
5. Francis MOUREY in 1:05:54
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