Plzen World Cup #2 Preview and Live Coverage Update

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The world’s best ’crossers convene again this Sunday, October 24th, for the second round of the World Cup in Plzen, Czech Republic. Once again, we’ll be providing live coverage to keep you up on the action. The women’s race is scheduled for 13:00 local time (7:00am Eastern), the men’s for 15:35 local Czech time (9:35am Eastern).

World champ Zdenek Stybar continues his impressive early season run with six straight victories to start the year, including a dominating performance in last weekend’s World Cup in Aigle, Switzerland. The Czech rider won his World Championship in front of a home crowd in Tabor, and has to be the odds-on favorite coming into Sunday. Niels Albert recovered from a slow start to fight his way to second last week, and the Belgian looks to have finally re-found the form that he’s been looking for. For that matter, Albert’s entire Belgian team should be a factor – all eight of the Belgians finished inside the top 12 in Aigle, and Sven Nys was an early animator before eventually fading to ninth.

American Jonathan Page reported feeling good last weekend, but a crash derailed his efforts. Page will be the lone American in the men’s race.

American Katie Compton, winner in World Cup #1 in Aigle, has elected to take a weekend off from racing, which means there will be no leaders jersey present in either the World Cup or Saturday’s Derby City Cup USGP in Louisville [See our Louisville preview here]. Her compatriots will attempt to pick up the flag – Sue Butler has had a phenomenal early season, Amy Dombroski is looking for her breakthrough European result and Cyclocross Magazine regular contributors Christine Vardaros and Canadian Vicki Thomas will also be in the mix. Thanks to the reshuffling of UCI points, Butler may have a clean line towards the holeshot she seeks.

Czech Katerina Nash will look to feed off of the home crowd and improve on last week’s third place finish. Young Dutch sensation Sanne van Paassen will certainly pull out all the stops in her quest for the top spot, and perennial favorites Daphny van den Brand (second in Aigle) and Hanka Kupfernagel will also be favorites for the podium. Van den Brand may find extra motivation now that she’s set an end date for her career. Britain’s Helen Wyman had a great ride last weekend to claim sixth and will be looking to continuing moving towards the top.

If you missed this great video of last weekend’s women’s race, it’s well worth a look. And you can replay our live coverage from Aigle any time.

Men’s Start List (X denotes Alternate):

Race Nr UCI Code NAME / First Name Team
1 CZE19851211 STYBAR Zdenek TELENET – FIDEA
2 CZE19820919 KASEK David
3 CZE19870725 BAMBULA Ondrej
4 CZE19891216 POLNICKY Jiri SUNWEB – REVOR
5 CZE19830906 SIMUNEK Radomir BKCP – POWERPLUS
6 CZE19761020 DLASK Petr TELENET – FIDEA
7 CZE19820419 ZLAMALIK Martin SUNWEB – REVOR
8 CZE19820322 KYZIVAT Vladimir
9 CZE19910804 NESVADBA Jan
10 X CZE19910809 HNIK Karel TELENET – FIDEA
11 X CZE19920501 LASAK Matej
12 BEL19760617 NYS Sven LANDBOUWKREDIET
13 BEL19820519 VANTORNOUT Klaas SUNWEB – REVOR
14 BEL19840412 PAUWELS Kevin TELENET – FIDEA
15 BEL19860205 ALBERT Niels BKCP – POWERPLUS
16 BEL19850620 VANTHOURENHOUT Dieter BKCP – POWERPLUS
17 BEL19820623 AERNOUTS Bart RABOBANK-GIANT OFFROAD TEAM
18 BEL19780810 WELLENS Bart TELENET – FIDEA
19 BEL19810114 VANTHOURENHOUT Sven SUNWEB – REVOR
20 X BEL19850702 PEETERS Rob TELENET – FIDEA
21 X BEL19881107 MEEUSEN Tom TELENET – FIDEA
22 FRA19801208 MOUREY Francis FDJ
23 FRA19830609 BAZIN Nicolas
24 FRA19740928 CHEVALLIER Jérome
25 FRA19781113 COLOMBATTO Laurent
26 FRA19850427 VILLA Romain
27 SUI19750402 HEULE Christian
28 SUI19850517 WILDHABER Marcel SCOTT-SWISSPOWER MTB-RACING
29 SUI19841125 LANG Pirmin
30 ITA19820808 FRANZOI Enrico BKCP – POWERPLUS
31 ITA19821211 BIANCO Marco
32 ITA19861107 URSI Fabio
33 NED19751211 DE KNEGT Gerben RABOBANK-GIANT OFFROAD TEAM
34 NED19860718 VAN AMERONGEN Thijs
35 NED19850416 VAN LEEUWEN Patrick
36 NED19850321 VAN IJZENDOORN Eddy
37 NED19880712 HUENDERS Mitchell
38 NED19800616 AL Thijs
39 NED19920615 VAN DER POEL David
40 USA19760916 PAGE Jonathan
41 ESP19830807 MURGOITIO REKALDE Egoitz
42 ESP19870126 GARCIA IRAZOLA Xabier
43 GBR19860618 FIELD Ian
44 SVK19880115 GAVENDA Robert TELENET – FIDEA
45 SVK19730408 METLICKA Vaclav
46 SVK19861224 HARING Martin
47 SVK19740114 BARENYI Milan
48 SVK19710611 GLAJZA Robert
49 GER19871119 WALSLEBEN Philipp BKCP – POWERPLUS
50 GER19871120 PFINGSTEN Christoph VAN VLIET EBH ELSHOF
51 GER19820318 SICKMUELLER Johannes
52 GER19880223 WEBER Sascha
53 GER19910705 SCHWEIZER Michael
54 GER19830519 BIRKENFELD René
55 DEN19911007 HANSEN Kenneth
56 DEN19901114 GUDDAL Jonas Schau
57 DEN19810331 NIELSEN Tommy
58 POL19830506 GIL Mariusz
59 CAN19811024 GARRIGAN Mike

Women’s Start List:

Race Nr UCI Code NAME / First Name Team
2 NED19780406 VAN DEN BRAND Daphny
3 NED19881027 VAN PAASSEN Sanne
4 NED19901212 DE BOER Sophie
5 NED19780310 GRIMBERG Arenda
6 NED19670206 HORMES Reza
7 NED19880615 VAN RIJEN Linda
8 NED19930708 STULTIENS Sabrina
9 NED19911230 VAN NIEUWPOORT Tessa
10 FRA19870118 MANI Caroline VIENNE FUTUROSCOPE
11 FRA19790708 FERRIER-BRUNEAU Christel VIENNE FUTUROSCOPE
12 FRA19781025 TRIQUET-CLAUDE Nadia VIENNE FUTUROSCOPE
13 GER19740319 KUPFERNAGEL Hanka
14 GER19900508 SCHWEIZER Sabrina
15 USA19710912 BUTLER Susan
16 USA19870909 DOMBROSKI Amy LUNA PRO TEAM
17 USA19690719 VARDAROS Christine
18 GBR19810304 WYMAN Helen KONA
19 GBR19841201 DAY Gabriella
20 GBR19861230 HARRIS Nikki
21 CZE19771209 NASH Katerina LUNA PRO TEAM
22 CZE19830420 HAVLIKOVA Pavla
23 CZE19850615 KYPTOVA Jana
24 CZE19930813 MIKULASKOVA Martina
25 CZE19930818 PIRZKALLOVA Zuzana
26 BEL19901008 CANT Sanne
27 BEL19840826 VANDERBEKEN Joyce
28 BEL19800916 VAN LOY Ellen
29 BEL19751210 BOBER Nancy
30 BEL19751111 DE BIE – LEYTEN Nicole
31 BEL19770624 WILLEMS Gertie
32 SUI19890707 ACHERMANN Jasmin FISCHER-BMC
33 DEN19870404 HANSEN Nikoline
34 POL19750710 WARCZYK Dorota
35 CAN19720413 THOMAS Vicki

 

 

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sean

How do you even pronounce that place name?

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