Mourey Solos to Men’s Victory and Compton Takes Another Win, Antonneau in Seventh at Namur World Cup – Full Report/Results

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French National Champion Mourey took a commanding win in front of all the favorites in Namur. © Cyclocross Magazine

French National Champion Mourey took a commanding win in front of all the favorites in Namur. © Cyclocross Magazine

NAMUR, BELGUIM – The first World Cup of Christmas week took place today in Namur, with Francis Mourey (FDJ.fr) soloing to the win, raising him into sixth place in the overall standings.

From the beginning, Mourey asserted himself, taking the holeshot and leading the race into the middle of the second lap, followed closely by Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus).

After having crashed yesterday in Essen, World Champion Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL Cycling) had a slow start, likely assessing his condition in the early stages of the race, dropping to 36th place at one point.

World Cup series leader Lars van der Haar (Rabobank Development Team), who was in seventh position at the time, took a serious tumble in the middle of the second lap, going over the handlebars on a steep and slippery descent. Although van der Haar continued on immediately, the spill cost him valuable positioning.

It was a slippery, treacherous day at the 2013 World Cup in Namur. © Cyclocross Magazine

It was a slippery, treacherous day at the 2013 World Cup in Namur. © Cyclocross Magazine

By lap three, the top riders had begun to sort themselves out with Switzerland’s Julien Tramarcaz (BMC Mountain Bike Racing) moving into the lead position.  Following right behind was Walsleben, Mourey, Thijs van Amerongen (AA Drink) and Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games), followed close behind by Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus).

Mourey once gain took to the front, and by lap six had begun to gain an advantage over the other lead riders. Meanwhile, a recovered Van der Haar moved into seventh position just behind Albert, with Nys closing in.

In the penultimate lap, after having come back from the tail end of the race, Nys chose to run the last part of a long, off-camber section moving up into second position in the process.

The gap to Mourey had increased to 26 seconds by the beginning of the last lap with Nys, Albert and Vantornout forming the chase. With Nys heading the group and gaining an advantage, a mistake threw him off balance, rolling into the barrier on the same spot he had used to move up a lap earlier. The World Champ’s low line choice was surprising, given the trouble everyone else had with that line when Nys stayed high and passed everyone on foot.

With that, Vantornout took over second position, holding it through the finish. Albert finished third followed by Nys and Van der Haar, who managed to claw his way into fifth position to retain his overall series lead.

In the men’s race on the North American front, Jonathan Page (Fuji-Spy-Competitive Cyclist) took home 20th place, while fellow statesman Jeremy Durrin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) took 53rd. Aaron Schooler (48th) and Mike Garrigan (51st) represented the Canadian contingent.

Compton was in command on the muddy, technical Namur World Cup course. © Cyclocross Magazine

Compton was in command on the muddy, technical Namur World Cup course. © Cyclocross Magazine

On the women’s side, Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) took another win, while Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Giant) made her return to racing and took 2nd, 40 seconds behind Compton. Nikki Harris rounded out the podium in third.

Italian Cyclocross Champion Eva Lechtner (Team Colnago Sudtirol) took to the front early, followed closely by Vos and Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team). Within the first few minutes, however the cards had shuffled as a series of mistakes by Wyman, including a crash of one of the descents, set her back, noticabley stunned from the tumble.

By the third lap Vos had gained the advantage, leading by 15 seconds over Compton with Harris close behind. But just as fast as Vos had gained ground, she began to go into the red, allowing Compton to catch and pass her on a steep run up. “I was really surprised, I caught her on one of the run ups and just kept things consistent,” said Compton. “I just rode smart and didn’t make any mistakes.”

Although Vos began to up her pace later in the race, she was unable to bridge back to Compton, finishing second, seven seconds ahead of Harris.

The win should be a good boost to Compton’s confidence leading into the World Championships, but as history has shown, Vos typically builds from her return to cyclocross to peak form at Worlds.

2013 Namur World Cup: Vos, Compton and Harris. © Cyclocross Magazine

2013 Namur World Cup: Vos, Compton and Harris. © Cyclocross Magazine

The truly noteworthy factor of the day—apart from the return of Vos—was the American women’s results, including an amazing seventh place for the young Kaitie Antonneau. And she wasn’t alone. A whole host of American women were in the results, compared to a mere two US men in the Elite Men’s field. Meredith Miller took 12th, Crystal Anthony, 14th, Elle Anderson 20th, right behind Caroline Mani, Mo Bruno Roy in 23rd, Nicole Duke in 30th, and Courtenay McFadden in 42nd in the 50-woman deep field.

For US Junior and U23 results, check out the results (along with full men’s and women’s results) after the gallery.

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Namur World Cup 2013 Elite Men Results

RankNameNat.Result
1Francis MOUREYFRA1:00:49
2Klaas VANTORNOUTBEL1:01:13
3Niels ALBERTBEL1:01:19
4Sven NYSBEL1:01:24
5Lars VAN DER HAARNED1:01:25
6Tom MEEUSENBEL1:01:30
7Thijs VAN AMERONGENNED1:01:41
8Lubomir PETRUSCZE1:01:43
9Philipp WALSLEBENGER1:01:43
10Julien TARAMARCAZSUI1:01:48
11Marcel MEISENGER1:02:07
12Kevin PAUWELSBEL1:02:19
13Martin BINACZE1:02:27
14Fabien CANALFRA1:02:31
15Marcel WILDHABERSUI1:02:32
16Corne VAN KESSELNED1:02:40
17Bart AERNOUTSBEL1:02:46
18Rob PEETERSBEL1:03:00
19Enrico FRANZOIITA1:03:15
20Jonathan PAGEUSA1:03:35
21Wietse BOSMANSBEL1:04:03
22Niels WUBBENNED1:04:09
23Ondrej BAMBULACZE1:04:11
24Thijs ALNED1:04:15
25Sascha WEBERGER1:04:19
26Bart WELLENSBEL1:04:27
27Arnaud GRANDSUI1:04:38
28Aitor HERNANDEZ GUTIERREZESP1:04:46
29Martin HARINGSVK1:04:57
30Ian FIELDGBR1:05:03
31Javier RUIZ DE LARRINAGA IBANEZESP1:05:05
32Patrick VAN LEEUWENNED1:05:45
33Twan VAN DEN BRANDNED1:05:59
34Lukas WINTERBERGSUI1:06:10
35Vladimir KYZIVATCZE1:06:30
36Mariusz GILPOL1:06:47
37Ludovic RENARDFRA1:06:55
38Micki VAN EMPELNED1:07:08
39Ole QUASTGER1:07:09
40Robert GAVENDASVK1:07:29
41Kenneth HANSENDEN1:07:40
42Guillaume PERROTFRA1:07:41
43Michal MALêKCZE
44Emil HEKELECZE
45Eddy VAN IJZENDOORNNED
46Johannes SICKMUELLERGER
47Christian HELMIGLUX
48Aaron SCHOOLERCAN
49Agustin NAVARRO VIDALESP
50Luc LUTSENFRA
51Mike GARRIGANCAN
52Magnus DARVELLSWE
53Jeremy DURRINUSA
54Angus EDMONDNZL
55Alexander REVELLNZL
56Jose Antonio DIEZ ARRIOLAESP
57Christoph AMBROZIAKGER
58Michel VUELTA IZQUIERDOESP
59Yannick MAYERGER

 

Namur World Cup 2013 Elite Women Results

RankNameNat.Result
1Katherine COMPTONUSA36:47:00
2Marianne VOSNED37:27:00
3Nikki HARRISGBR37:33:00
4Eva LECHNERITA38:07:00
5Pauline FERRAND PREVOTFRA38:10:00
6Sanne CANTBEL38:21:00
7Kaitlin ANTONNEAUUSA38:34:00
8Ellen VAN LOYBEL38:54:00
9Lucie CHAINEL-LEFEVREFRA39:30:00
10Helen WYMANGBR39:32:00
11Christine MAJERUSLUX39:57:00
12Meredith MILLERUSA40:05:00
13Martina MIKULASKOVACZE40:15:00
14Crystal ANTHONYUSA40:21:00
15Githa MICHIELSBEL40:23:00
16Gabriella DURRINGBR40:27:00
17Thalita DE JONGNED40:49:00
18Alice Maria ARZUFFIITA40:50:00
19Caroline MANIFRA41:05:00
20Elle ANDERSONUSA41:12:00
21Marlne MOREL PETITGIRARDFRA41:19:00
22Annefleur KALVENHAARNED41:29:00
23Maureen BRUNO ROYUSA41:30:00
24Sabrina STULTIENSNED41:55:00
25Elisabeth BRANDAUGER41:56:00
26Loes SELSBEL42:12:00
27Reza HORMESNED42:19:00
28Ayako TOYOOKAJPN42:21:00
29Sophie DE BOERNED42:29:00
30Nicole DUKEUSA42:32:00
31Lisa HECKMANNGER42:47:00
32Elena VALENTINIITA42:49:00
33Yara KASTELIJNNED42:56:00
34Jessica LAMBRACHTGER43:12:00
35Asa Maria ERLANDSSONSWE43:38:00
36Nikola NOSKOVACZE43:46:00
37Jolien VERSCHUERENBEL43:48:00
38Monique VAN DE REENED44:01:00
39Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURGDEN44:17:00
40Stephanie DE CROOCKBEL44:25:00
41Katrien THIJSBEL44:29:00
42Courtenay MCFADDENUSA44:50:00
43Eva COLINFRA45:00:00
44Martina KUKULOVACZE45:10:00
45Laura PERRYFRA45:14:00
46Karen VERHESTRAETENBEL46:17:00
47Lotte EIKELENBOOMNED46:55:00
48Hannah PAYTONGBR
49Jelena ERICSRB
50Mara SCHWAGERGER

 

Namur World Cup 2013 Junior Results

RankNameNat.Age*ResultPaRPcR
1Yannick PEETERSBEL1739:44:003030
2Adam TOUPALIKCZE1739:45:002020
3Joris NIEUWENHUISNED1740:49:001515
4Thomas JOSEPHBEL1741:01:001212
5Roman LEHKYCZE1741:07:001010
6SŽbastien HAVOTFRA1741:34:0088
7Thijs AERTSBEL1741:46:0066
8Kobe GOOSSENSBEL1741:55:0044
9Lucas DUBAUFRA1741:59:0022
10Johan JACOBSSUI1642:01:0011
11Gianni VAN DONINKBEL1742:13:00
12Stijn CALUWEBEL1742:27:00
13Jens TEIRLINCKBEL1742:48:00
14Manuel TODAROITA1743:00:00
15Jack RAVENSCROFTGBR1743:04:00
16Jelle SCHUERMANSBEL1743:15:00
17Eli ISERBYTBEL1643:23:00
18Giorgio ROSSIITA1643:31:00
19Kevin GENIETSLUX1643:51:00
20Nick VERHEYENBEL1643:55:00
21Moreno PELLIZZONITA1744:02:00
22Odrian CHAMPOSSINFRA1744:09:00
23Martin DEJMEKCZE1744:20:00
24Peter GOGUENUSA1744:39:00
25Pascal EENKHOORNNED1644:40:00
26Daniel SMARZAROITA1645:07:00
27Timon RUEGGSUI1745:16:00
28Max GULICKXNED1645:20:00
29Stefano SALAITA1645:21:00
30Ludwig CORDSGER1645:29:00
31Fabio JAKOBSENNED1745:30:00
32Florian VIDALFRA1745:30:00
33Gotzon MARTêNESP1745:35:00
34Elias VAN HECKEBEL1745:35:00
35Pim VAN DEN KLUNDERTNED1745:37:00
36Lo•c HENNAUXBEL1745:45:00
37Adrian SIREKCZE1745:57:00
38Dominik VRANACZE1745:57:00
39Dylan KERFOOT-ROBSONGBR1746:06:00
40Paul LINDENAUGER1746:12:00
41Koen VAN DIJKENED1746:26:00
42Ken MUELLERLUX1746:39:00
43Jo‘l GRABSUI1646:43:00
44Han DEVOSBEL1647:00:00
45Lance HAIDETUSA1647:03:00
46Mario JUNQUERAESP1647:35:00
47Raphael SCRH…DERGER1647:49:00
48Austin VINCENTUSA1748:12:00
49Rico SEIDELGER1749:00:00
50Sean DUNLEAGBR1749:51:00
51Philip SUNNENLUX1649:51:00
52Federico MANDELLIITA16
53Cooper WILLSEYUSA16
54Jakub KURTYSVK16
55Josey WEIKUSA17

 

Namur World Cup 2013 U23 Results

RankNameNat.Age*Result
1Wout VAN AERTBEL1953:21:00
2Mathieu VAN DER POELNED1854:40:00
3Laurens SWEECKBEL2054:46:00
4Jens ADAMSBEL2155:02:00
5Tim MERLIERBEL2155:24:00
6Fabien DOUBEYFRA2055:28:00
7Jens VANDEKINDERENBEL2055:38:00
8Toon AERTSBEL2055:49:00
9ClŽment VENTURINIFRA2055:56:00
10Tomas PAPRSTKACZE2156:00:00
11Stan GODRIENED2056:27:00
12Gianni VERMEERSCHBEL2156:33:00
13Gert-Jan BOSMANNED2156:33:00
14Anthony TURGISFRA1957:03:00
15Lars FORSTERSUI2057:08:00
16Quinten HERMANSBEL1857:16:00
17Diether SWEECKBEL2057:28:00
18Gioele BERTOLINIITA1857:29:00
19Matej LASAKCZE2157:56:00
20Jonas PEDERSENDEN2158:13:00
21Michael BOROSCZE2158:22:00
22Severin SAEGESSERSUI2158:28:00
23Logan OWENUSA1858:38:00
24Yorben VAN TICHELTBEL1958:50:00
25Vojtech NIPLCZE2058:55:00
26Dominic GRABSUI1858:59:00
27Curtis WHITEUSA1859:36:00
28Lukas M†LLERSUI2159:49:00
29Jakub SKALACZE201:00:36
30Steven JAMESGBR21
31Felix DRUMMGER19
32Dylan PAGESUI20
33Cody KAISERUSA21
34Fabian LIENHARDSUI20
35Jack CLARKSONGBR20
36Ondrej GLAJZASVK19
37Tobin ORTENBLADUSA19
38Jon Ander INSAUSTI IRASTORZAESP21
39Magnus SKJOTHDEN18
40Adam MARTINGBR19
41Ben SUMNERGBR20
42Toki SAWADAJPN19
43Max LINDENAUGER19
44Sam O'KEEFEUSA19
45Massimo MORABITOLUX20
46Luc TURCHILUX18
47Lucas CARSTENSENGER19
48Scott THILTGESLUX21
49Karel SVRCINACZE18
50Marco K…NIGGER18
51Andrew DILLMANUSA19

 

 

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Casey Cardwell
Casey Cardwell

Now you did it, Chuck Norris just punched somebody.

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