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American Katie Compton overcame a slow start at the sand dunes of Koksijde, Belgium to catch race and World Cup leader Hanka Kupfernagel and beat her in the sprint to take the victory. Compton doubted that she was the strongest on the day, but thought she raced the smartest.

There were no less than four Americans at the race, with Laura Van Gilder making her first ‘cross trip across the pond, and finished an impressive 16th. Deidre Winfield and Christine Vardaros were also battling in the sand, with Winfield finishing 21st and Vardaros having some tough luck and finishing in 33rd.

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Women’s Results:

PlaceBibRiderCountryTimePoints
117COMPTON KatherineUSA0:40:0960
21KUPFERNAGEL HankaGER+00:0150
37VAN DEN BRAND DaphnyNED+00:1845
435WYMAN HelenGBR+00:5340
59VAN PAASSEN SanneNED+01:1935
63SALVETAT MarylineFRA+01:2130
738HAVLIKOVA PavlaCZE+01:3028
825CANT SanneBEL+01:3026
94FERRIER-BRUNEAU ChristelFRA+01:5824
108ELEMANS SaskiaNED+02:3822
1124INGELS VeerleBEL+02:4220
125TRIQUET-CLAUDE NadiaFRA+02:4719
1326VANDERBEKEN JoyceBEL+03:0218
146MANI CarolineFRA+03:2117
1531SELS LoesBEL+03:5216
1618VAN GILDER LauraUSA+03:5615
1723LECHNER EvaITA+04:0214
1836DAY GabriellaGBR+04:1413
1911GRIMBERG ArendaNED+04:2512
2014GUNNEWIJK LoesNED+04:2611
2119WINFIELD DeidreUSA+04:3510
2213FRANCISSEN AbkeNED+04:509
2312HORMES RezaNED+05:228
2434OGISHIMA MikaJPN+05:427
252JURANEK SusanneGER+05:556
2632DE BIE – LEYTEN NicoleBEL+06:135
2739KYPTOVA JanaCZE+06:184
2822BRESCIANI DanielaITA+06:183
2930ARNOUTS AnneBEL+06:272
3029PAUWELS KatrienBEL+06:381
3110VAN RIJEN LindaNED+07:280
3233LARNO PatsyBEL+07:360
3320VARDAROS ChristineUSA+08:150
3444CUCCINIELLO FrancescaITA+08:160