World Cup Nommay – The US Side of the Story
Logan Owen taking the U23 win. © Steve Anderson
Not all of the Americans racing in the World Championships have headed to Europe just yet, but many of them made the trip early to take part in the last World Cup race of the season in Nommay. We checked in to see where they finished up, and for full race reports, check out the women’s report here and the men’s report here.
While Marianne Vos took the win as Katie Compton dropped out of the race from an asthma attack, Kaitie Antonneau had a great ride to seventh place, another top 10 for the young racer. Meredith Miller finished just outside the top 10 in 12th, and Elle Anderson, who amazed crowds with her ride to a silver medal at Nationals, took 18th.
In the U23 race, recently profiled Belgian Wout Van Aert took the win, but it was new-to-U23 Logan Owen who took top placing for the US in 15th. Owen recently took another National title, beating out teammate Yannick Eckmann, who took 30th spot this weekend, the second best American placing. Behind him, Curtis White finished in 32nd.
In the Elite Men’s race, while Tom Meeusen took the win, the new US National Champion Jeremy Powers had one of his best races of the year, taking 15th. Behind him, Worlds teammate Jonathan Page took 23rd, while Tim Johnson took 31st and Ryan Trebon took 45th. Jeremy Durrin took 60th, while Allen Krughoff took 64th in his first European ’cross race.