Katie Compton has lost her interim sponsorship from Spike Shooter and will abandon her plans to compete at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cups in Canada. The five-time Cyclocross National Champion and Short-track National Champion has been sponsored by Spike Shooter for her cyclocross career and recently on an interim basis while she searched for a long-term sponsor for the ‘cross season, but the sponsorship ended suddenly to her surprise last week.

Compton still plans to race the U.S. Mountain Bike National Championships as they’re local to her in Colorado, but to make ends meet, she, along with her husband Mark Legg-Compton, will focus on coaching instead of pursuing a full mountain bike schedule.

It’s one step forward and two steps back for Compton, as she recently just landed a bike sponsor and is awaiting delivery for her 29er and ‘cross bikes.

Legg-Compton is baffled at their struggle to land a sponsor, and commented to Cyclocross Magazine that their “search continues while suspended road cyclist [Riccardo] Ricco received a contract [for the 2010 season]…what a sport!”