Francis Mourey pulls out of the pit © Cyclocross Magazine

Francis Mourey wins again in Luxembourg (File photo from Igorre World Cup ©Dan Seaton)

Francis Mourey continued his strong season with another UCI cyclocross win in Luxembourg. The Frenchman led a French podium sweep, and took nearly two minutes out of second-place Steve Chainel, with Nicholas Bazin in third. American Davy Yeater contested the race, finishing in 33rd.

On the women’s side, Marianne Vos showed her cyclocross form is rapidly progressing, with a dominant win over Hanka Kupfernagel. After just out-kicking the former German World Champion in Loenhout, Vos beat the German by 1:17 today. Vos has shown she may have the speed and skills again to be Katie Compton’s top threat at Worlds, and she aims to defend her title and keep the long-sought rainbow stripes from the American when the World Championships come to St. Wendel, Germany.

American Amy Dombroski kicked off the new year for her new Crank Brothers team with an eighth place, with Mo Bruno Roy (Bob’s Red Mill) just behind in ninth. Cyclocross Magazine contributor Christine Vardaros (Bobaco)  had a rough outing with a 14th place finish, suffering from recent crashes, and said “debilitating back pain combined with jagged pain in my hip with every pedal stroke” made racing difficult.

Full Results:

Elite Men
1Francis MOUREYFRA311:00:1540
2Steve CHAINELFRA281:02:0230
3Nicolas BAZINFRA281:03:0620
4Lubomir PETRUSCZE211:05:1515
5Tomas PAPRSTKACZE191:05:2210
6Patrick VAN LEEUWENNED261:05:318
7Dave DE CLEYNBEL231:05:376
8Vladimir KYZIVATCZE291:05:504
9Wilant VAN GILSNED321:05:562
10Joachim PARBODEN371:05:591
11David KASEKCZE291:05:59
12Peter PRESSLAUERAUT331:07:12
13Gusty BAUSCHLUX311:07:23
14Roy VAN HEESWIJKNED281:07:55
15Dany LACROIXBEL211:08:16
16Craig RICHEYCAN271:08:18
17Pascal TRIEBELLUX451:08:59
18Geert VAN DER HORSTNED211:09:46
19Jérôme JUNKERLUX36
20Irwin GRASFRA20
22Claude WOLTERLUX28
23Sascha WAGNERGER24
24Sascha WEBERGER23
25Hikaru KOSAKAJPN23
26Romain VILLAFRA26
28Adrien PASCALFRA25
29Constantino FERNANDEZLUX38
30Christian JOACHIMLUX41
32Aurelien GIZZIFRA22
34Bastian JUNGGER25
35Gilles KNEIPLUX26
Elite Women
1Marianne VOSNED2444:23:0040
2Hanka KUPFERNAGELGER3745:40:0030
3Christel FERRIER-BRUNEAUFRA3245:47:0020
4Elisabeth BRANDAUGER2646:35:0015
5Pavla HAVLIKOVACZE2846:45:0010
6Nikki HARRISGBR2546:55:008
7Gabriella DAYGBR2747:18:006
8Amy DOMBROSKIUSA2447:55:004
9Maureen BRUNO ROYUSA3649:36:002
10Ayako TOYOOKAJPN3152:55:001
11Nathalie LAMBORELLELUX2353:19:00
12Stéphanie VAXILLAIRE-DENUITFRA3255:07:00
14Christine VARDAROSUSA42
16Christine KOVELTERLUX23