Albert and Compton take wins in World Cup #3
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Albert and Compton take wins in World Cup #3

by VeloNation Press at 3:18 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Cyclocross, Race Reports and Results

Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Katie Compton (Planet Bike) both consolidated their leads in the third round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Nommay, France today.

In the men's race it came down to the last lap where the World Champion came out on top in a sprint against Czeck rider Zdenek Stybar (Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team). Sven Nys came in third 9 seconds later.

Albert admitted he was a bit surprised with his victory saying to, "It is an unexpected victory, I must admit, but one that tastes very good."

Compton won the women's race comfortably with a 35 second gap over Marianne Vos (DSB Bank-Nederland Bloeit). Vos' compatriot and Sanne Van Paassen finished third at 1:27 off the pace.

Next the World Cup heads to Koksijde, Belgium on November 28.

UCI Cyclocross World Cup round 3 results:

1. Niels Albert (BEL), Bkcp-Powerplus, 240 points
2. Zdenek Stybar (CZE), Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team
3. Sven Nys (BEL), Landbouwkrediet-Colnago

1. Katherine Compton (USA), Planet Bike
2. Marianne Vos (NED), DSB Bank-Nederland Bloeit
3. Sanne Van Paassen (NED)


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