Katie Compton Leads UCI Cyclocross Rankings – Corrected
Katie Compton leading the UCI rankings and the World Cup. by Mark Legg-Compton
Correction: Compton actually led the UCI rankings two seasons ago. She’s the first American to do so, but it’s the second time she’s been in that position.
Katie Compton (Planet Bike) leads the UCI cyclocross points rankings released Oct 20th, 2009. Compton’s lead is attributed to her dominant win at the first round of the Cyclocross World Cup in Treviso, Italy.
Compton padded her lead with six other wins this season, making it a perfect seven wins from seven starts. Compton, will resume her racing after a brief rest at her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado with the Blue Sky race in Boulder, Colorado at the end of the month before leaving for Europe to resume her World Cup campaign.
Compton is the first American to achieve number one status, but it’s the second time she’s reached that honor.Katie believes she can defend her lead in both the World Cup overall and the UCI overall points lead until the end of the season. “It’s a great start to the season and I’m really motivated to win the World Cup overall for my new sponsor, Planet Bike,” Compton said. “The fitness is good and the bike is dialed in.”
Behind Compton sits Daphny van den Brand and Christel Ferrier-Braneau. Natasha Elliott leads the other North Americans in ninth, and Maureen Bruno-Roy in 12th.
On the men’s side, Niels Albert maintains his top ranking, with Zdenek Stybar in second. Sven Nys jumped from 127th to sixth. Compton’s teammate Jonathan Page leads North Americans in 11th, with Jeremy Powers in lucky 13th.
UCI Rankings below: