OVERIJSE, BELGIUM: On a cold, wet, windy and slippery course, today’s race at Druivenveldrit Overijse was a repeat affair for the women’s podium, with Katie Compton (TREK) again escaping the clutches of Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) and Sanne Cant (BKCP) to take the solo win.  The difficult course and near freezing temperatures made for true cyclocross conditions, and Compton took to them immediately, separating herself from the rest of the riders on the first lap. She crashed once on the slick mud, but maintained her lead and crossed the line, hands in the air. Harris then gapped Cant for second, and the young Belgian champion took third. American Amy Dombroski had another strong race, finishing fifth, and Christine Vardaros finished in 13th.

Compton shed herself of her opponents on the first lap  © Bart Hazen

Compton shed herself of her opponents on the first lap © Bart Hazen

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Results:

2012 Druivenveldrit Women

Rank
Name
Nat.
Result
1Katherine COMPTONUSA38:00:00
2Nikki HARRISGBR38:20:00
3Sanne CANTBEL39:15:00
4Ellen VAN LOYBEL40:49:00
5Amy DOMBROSKIUSA41:34:00
6Joyce VANDERBEKENBEL43:12:00
7Nancy BOBERBEL43:46:00
8Karen VERHESTRAETENBEL44:16:00
9Hilde QUINTENSBEL44:21:00
10Githa MICHIELSBEL44:51:00
11Lotte EIKELENBOOMNED45:10:00
12Ilona METERNED45:25:00
13Christine VARDAROSUSA45:45:00
14Isabel CAETANOPOR46:10:00

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