Cyclocross World Cup Round One: Van Der Haar with First Pro Win, Vos Continues Domination: Report, Results, Photos

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Van der Haar racing to the win. © Thomas Van Bracht

Van der Haar racing to the win. © Thomas Van Bracht

Valkenburg, Netherlands – Lars Van Der Haar (Rabobank Development Team) proved today that his switch from U23 to the Elite field was the right move as he takes his first major win at the first round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Valkenburg, Netherlands. On the women’s side, Marianne Vos continued her winning ways.  [See our race breakdown of the 2013 Valkenburg UCI Cyclocross World Cup.]

Elite Men:

Rain fell lightly as the men’s race got underway, but the sun kept things warm, softening up some of the off-camber sections on the fast course situated around the legendary Cauberg, near the finishing climb of the Amstel Gold Race that was also featured in the 2012 UCI Road World Championships.

Phillipp Walsleben pushes up the run-up. © Thomas van Bracht

Phillipp Walsleben pushes up the run-up. © Thomas van Bracht

The sun was out but day was not without its misfortunes, as current UCI World Champion of Cyclocross Sven Nys (Crelan-Euphony) suffered both a punctured front tire mid-race and a broken chain later on, which forced him to abandon. Second place finisher Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team) also suffered shifting issues and a dropped chain in lap four but managed to hold his position.

German Cyclocross National Champion Philipp Waslsleben (BKCB-Powerplus) battled with Pauwels after catching him in the second half of the race, but was eventually gapped to finish third.

The only American male racer, Jonathan Page, post-race. © Thomas van Bracht

The only American male racer, Jonathan Page, post-race. © Thomas van Bracht

Elite Women:

Vos takes first World Cup win at Valkenburg - 20th October 2013 © Thomas Van Bracht

Vos takes first World Cup win at Valkenburg – 20th October 2013 © Thomas Van Bracht

In the women’s field Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv/giant) dominated the race, despite news of an upcoming back surgery, and she created a gap from the start and held on for the win.

By the end of the first lap, Vos had established a 17-second lead over the chase group consisting of US Cyclocross National Champion Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective), European Cyclocross Champion Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team), British Cyclocross National Champion Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) and France’s Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Faren).

Compton coming in for second place. © Thomas van Bracht

Compton coming in for second place. © Thomas van Bracht

Compton managed to separate herself from the chase group in the second lap but by that time, the gap to Vos had increased to 38 seconds. Vos refused to let up, continuing to put pressure on Compton and had increased her lead to 1:35 at the finish.

Nikki Harris on her way to third at Valkenburg World Cup. © Thomas van Bracht

Nikki Harris on her way to third at Valkenburg World Cup. © Thomas van Bracht

British riders Wyman and Harris battled it out for the third spot on the podium with Harris victorious, finishing 1:52 behind the leader. Wyman and chase group member Ferrier-Bruneau rounded out the top five spots.

Mani was psyched with her result at the World Cup Valkenburg.  Thomas van Bracht

Mani was psyched with her result at the World Cup Valkenburg. © Thomas van Bracht

Stay tuned as round two of the Cyclocross World Cup continues on October 26 in Tabor, Czech Republic.

Elite Men Results:

1VAN DER HAAR LarsRABOBANK DEVELOPMENT TEAM1:02:45
2PAUWELS KevinSUNWEB - NAPOLEON GAMES CYCLING TEAM+00:20
3WALSLEBEN PhilippBKCP - POWERPLUS+00:39
4VANTORNOUT KlaasSUNWEB - NAPOLEON GAMES CYCLING TEAM+00:48
5AERNOUTS BartAA DRINK CYCLING TEAM+01:00
6MEEUSEN TomTELENET - FIDEA+01:09
7VAN AMERONGEN ThijsAA DRINK CYCLING TEAM+01:20
8FRANZOI EnricoSELLE ITALIA GUERCIOTTI+01:31
9WELLENS BartTELENET - FIDEA+01:39
10VAN KESSEL CorneTELENET - FIDEA+01:53
1ALBERT NielsBKCP - POWERPLUS+01:57
12CANAL FabienASPTT DEFINITIVE TEC+02:01
13AL ThijsTELENET - FIDEA+02:07
14MURGOITIO REKALDE EgoitzGRUPO HIRUMET TALDEA+02:13
15PEETERS RobTELENET - FIDEA+02:22
16MEISEN MarcelKWADRO - STANNAH+02:27
17WUBBEN NielsRABOBANK DEVELOPMENT TEAM+02:29
18ZAHNER SimonEKZ RACING TEAM+02:29
19FIELD IanHARGROVES CYCLES+02:40
20VAN DEN BRAND TwanORANGE BABIES CYCLING TEAM+03:03
21GIL MariuszKWADRO - STANNAH+03:07
22HARING MartinCK BANSKA BYSTRICA+03:22
23TARAMARCAZ JulienBMC MOUNTAINBIKE RACING TEAM+03:41
24BOSMANS WietseBKCP - POWERPLUS+03:46
25PETRUS LubomirBKCP - POWERPLUS+03:50
26BAMBULA OndrejCEZ CYKLO TEAM TABOR+04:00
27PONTA MarcoCENTRO SPORTIVO ESERCITO+04:04
28WILDHABER MarcelSCOTT SWISSPOWER MTB RACING TEAM+04:17
29MOSER AndreasZAUNTEAM MITTELLAND+04:31
30PAGE JonathanFUJI - SPY - COMPETITIVE CYCLIST+04:49
31VAN LEEUWEN PatrickORANGE BABIES CYCLING TEAM-1LAP
32WEBER SaschaTEAM DIFFERDANGE - LOSCH-1LAP
33JOUFFROY ArnaudTELENET - FIDEA-1LAP
34WINTERBERG LukasMG - CYCLING TEAM-2LAP
35HANSEN KennethCANNONDALE - HADERSLEV-2LAP
36RUIZ DE LARRINAGA IBANEZ JavierLIZARTE-2LAP
37KYZIVAT VladimirJOHNSON CONTROLS AS ML. BOL.-2LAP
38DARVELL MagnusTEAM KALAS MERIDA-2LAP
39METLICKA VaclavJOHNSON CONTROLS AS ML. BOL.-2LAP
40PARBO JoachimHAMMEL CK-3LAP
41BIANCO MarcoCARRARO TEAM TRENTINO-3LAP
42GOMEZ ELORRIAGA InigoBIORACER - CARAVANOS ERANDIO-3LAP
43TAKENOUCHI YuCOLBA - SUPERANO HAM-3LAP
44GOMEZ ELORRIAGA JonBIORACER - CARAVANOS ERANDIO-3LAP
45MAYER YannickTEAM BAIER LANDSHUT-4LAP
46EDMOND Angus-4LAP
47AMBROZIAK ChristophGUNSHA RACING TEAM-5LAP

Elite Women Results:

1Marianne VOSNED37:56:00
2Katherine COMPTONUSA39:31:00
3Nikki HARRISGBR39:48:00
4Helen WYMANGBR40:00:00
5Christel FERRIER-BRUNEAUFRA40:07:00
6Pavla HAVLIKOVACZE40:16:00
7Ellen VAN LOYBEL40:25:00
8Sanne CANTBEL40:49:00
9Annefleur KALVENHAARNED41:01:00
10Caroline MANIFRA41:26:00
11Gabriella DURRINGBR41:26:00
12Lucie CHAINEL-LEFEVREFRA41:53:00
13Kaitlin ANTONNEAUUSA42:01:00
14Elena VALENTINIITA42:06:00
15Arley KEMMERERUSA42:07:00
16Marlne MOREL PETITGIRARDFRA42:25:00
17Meredith MILLERUSA42:37:00
18Githa MICHIELSBEL42:40:00
19Alice Maria ARZUFFIITA42:56:00
20Martina MIKULASKOVACZE43:18:00
21Jessica LAMBRACHTGER43:21:00
22Sophie DE BOERNED43:22:00
23Yara KASTELIJNNED43:54:00
24Nikola NOSKOVACZE44:00:00
25Lotte EIKELENBOOMNED44:07:00
26Ayako TOYOOKAJPN44:11:00
27Laura VERDONSCHOTBEL44:26:00
28Esmee OOSTERMANNED45:01:00
29Karen VERHESTRAETENBEL
30Asa Maria ERLANDSSONSWE
31Lindy VAN ANROOIJNED
32Tereza MEDVEDOVASVK
33Katrien THIJSBEL
34Stephanie DE CROOCKBEL
35Jamie BIERENSNED
36Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURGDEN
37Jolien VERSCHUERENBEL
38Hannah PAYTONGBR
39Christine VARDAROSUSA
40Abby-Mae PARKINSONGBR
41Lana VERBERNENED
42StŽphanie VAXILLAIRE-DENUITFRA

 

 

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That's a picture of Sophie de Boer, not Nikki Harris.

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