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In a perfectly-timed come-from-behind effort, Sophie de Boer took the top step at the 2016 CrossVegas World Cup in a three-up sprint, besting Katerina Nash and Katie Compton.
In a six-lap race that featured deep sand, three stair sets and infamous power-sapping grass, CrossVegas took nearly three laps for a selection to form, but shortly thereafter our race podium would emerge. Catherine Pendrel set the tempo early, and was joined by Compton, Nash and de Boer. A chasing group of Amanda Miller, Rebecca Fahringer, Caroline Mani, Ellen Noble and Sanne Cant would make inroads, but were never able to shut down the leaders.
Pendrel was dispatched from the lead group on lap four, leaving the trio of Compton, Nash and de Boer to fight for the win.
With Compton setting a firm tempo, and Nash attacking on a steep climb post-stairs, De Boer faced late race difficulty, getting gapped from Nash and Compton. She was able to attach herself to the back of Compton and Nash through the course’s deep sandpit, and play her hand perfectly, leading into the final stair run up, nailing her remount and leading out the sprint for the win.
Stay tuned as we go in depth on the 2016 CrossVegas World Cup Elite Women’s race, and be sure to tune into the Elite Men’s feed (georestricted), starting at 9:30 p.m. Pacific.
2016 CrossVegas World Cup Brief Results
- Sophie de Boer
- Katerina Nash
- Katie Compton
- Amanda Miller
- Caroline Mani
- Rebecca Fahringer
- Catherine Pendrel
- Ellen Noble
- Sanne Cant
- Courtenay McFadden