photo credit @ Belga
Sanne Cant continued her dominance, after capturing the 3rd round of the elite women’s World Cup cyclocross series in Koksijde, Belgium today.
The Belgian rider once again, succeeded in riding clear of her rivals during the final lap, to take another convincing victory this season.
Meanwhile, the race became a battle for a podium position between US champion Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing), Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) and Pavla Havlikova (MRM-Avalon).
In the end, Cant took the win by 12 seconds over Harris, while Compton rounded out the podium in third at 42 seconds back.
Unfortunately for the World Cup series leader, Eva Lechner, the Team Colnago-Sudtirol rider was only able to muster a ninth place finish, at 2:47 down on Cant.
As a result, Cant now leads the World Cup series, with 145 points, while Lechner slipped into second place with 134, with Havlikova in third with 85.
Cant said it felt “really good” to win for a second consecutive year and take the World Cup leader’s jersey.
“I didn’t expect it,” she added. “I thought Lechner would be good today, but sand is not her thing, I think. I’m very happy.”
Top 20 Finishers
1 Sanne Cant (Bel) 37:56:00
2 Nikki Harris (GBr) 0:12:00
3 Katherine Compton (USA) 0:42:00
4 Pavla Havlikova (Cze) 1:00:00
5 Sophie De Boer (Ned) 1:18:00
6 Helen Wyman (GBr) 1:59:00
7 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) 2:12:00
8 Loes Sels (Bel) 2:18:00
9 Eva Lechner (Ita) 2:47:00
10 Christine Majerus (Lux) 2:48:00
11 Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) 3:04:00
12 Maud Kaptheijns (Ned) 3:05:00
13 Laura Verdonschot (Bel) 3:22:00
14 Ellen Noble (USA) 3:34:00
15 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) 3:37:00
16 Jolien Verschueren (Bel) 3:54:00
17 Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) 3:58:00
18 Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) 4:05:00
19 Jessica Lambracht (Ger) 4:18:00
20 Hannah Payton (GBr) 4:29:00
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