Nys takes 7th win of the season © Bart Hazen

Nys takes his seventh win of the season. © Bart Hazen

Katie Compton (Rabo-Giant) and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) took the wins in the deep sand at the 2011 Fidea Scheldecross in Antwerp, Belgium.

Compton overpowered her competition on the sand-filled course, finishing a full minute ahead of Belgian Sanne Cant, despite having been forced to run to the pit early in the race with a mechanical issue.

On the men’s side, Sven Nys overcame two Telenet-Fidea racers in Tom Meeusen and Rob Peeters, who were motivated to have a good showing for Fidea, their team and the race’s sponsor. With a five-second gap on the teammates, Nys handily soloed to his seventh victory of the season. Meeusen came in for second, but Peeters was outmatched by Dieter Vanthourenhout in the last lap, and the BKCP-Powerplus rider took the last podium spot, with Peeters rolling in for fourth place. Of his repeat victory, Nys told Belgian press: “I think it my duty to perform here.”

American rider Jonathan Page took 22nd place. Additionally, the American J.A.M. Fund rider, Jeremy Durrin, who is in his second weekend of Euro racing, improved upon his 35th spot in the World Cup in Spain last Sunday by moving up to 34th place.

Results follow the gallery

Elite Men by Bart Hazen

Elite Women by Bart Hazen

2011 Scheldecross Elite Men's Results

1Sven NYSBEL3658:03:0080
2Tom MEEUSENBEL2458:11:0060
3Dieter VANTHOURENHOUTBEL2758:17:0040
4Rob PEETERSBEL2758:25:0030
5Kevin PAUWELSBEL2858:40:0025
7Lars VAN DER HAARNED2159:13:0017
8Gerben DE KNEGTNED3759:14:0015
9Klaas VANTORNOUTBEL3059:45:0012
10Vincent BAESTAENSBEL2359:49:0010
11Thijs ALNED3259:54:008
12Martin ZLAMALIKCZE3059:58:006
13Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLEBEL241:00:014
14Wietse BOSMANSBEL211:00:072
15Mariusz GILPOL291:00:171
16Jim AERNOUTSBEL231:00:26
17Niels WUBBENNED241:00:38
18Tom VAN DEN BOSCHBEL271:00:47
19Arnaud GRANDSUI221:00:54
20Diether SWEECKBEL191:01:00
21Kevin CANTBEL241:01:08
22Jonathan PAGEUSA361:01:14
23Floris DE TIERBEL201:01:38
24Marco BIANCOITA301:01:45
25Dave DE CLEYNBEL241:01:50
26Jens ADAMSBEL201:02:01
27Sven BEELENBEL221:02:28
28Tijmen EISINGNED211:02:52
29Dries PAUWELSBEL241:02:58
30Igor SMARZAROITA211:03:18
32Dany LACROIXBEL221:04:52
33Stijn MORTELMANSBEL231:05:19
34Jeremy DURRINUSA24
35Kiernan ORANGECAN20

2011 Scheldecross Elite Women's Results, Antwerp, Belgium

1Katherine COMPTONUSA3441:13:0080
2Sanne CANTBEL2242:13:0060
3Sophie DE BOERNED2242:29:0040
4Nikki HARRISGBR2642:45:0030
5Gabriella DAYGBR2843:10:0025
6Joyce VANDERBEKENBEL2844:20:0020
7Arenda GRIMBERGNED3444:41:0017
8Hilde QUINTENSBEL4845:12:0015
9Linda VAN RIJENNED2445:46:0012
10Ellen VAN LOYBEL3245:46:0010
11Nicole DE BIE - LEYTENBEL3745:46:008
12Christine VARDAROSUSA4346:08:006
13Evy KUIJPERSNED1746:24:004
14Githa MICHIELSBEL2946:49:002
15Anne ARNOUTSBEL2347:14:001
16Nikoline HANSENDEN2547:22:00
17Katrien THIJSBEL2748:14:00
18Sarah STEWARTCAN3448:21:00
19Shana MAESBEL1749:58:00
20Marijke DE PAUWBEL22
21Caitlyn LA HAYEBEL19