Compton Dominates Hoogerheide World Cup

Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 by in race

In both the Women and Elite Men’s World Cup races at Hoogerheide in the Netherlands, the winner chase down the break and soloed to the win. American Katie Compton (Planet Bike) continued her undefeated streak in the World Cup races, making it five for five.

Katie Compton (Planet Bike) soloed to another World Cup win

Katie Compton (Planet Bike) soloed to another World Cup win

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After a self-described sucky start, Compton had to chase two riders, two very strong riders as World Champion Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) and German National Champion Hanka Kupfernagel (Itera Stevens) were off together on the first two laps. Compton caught them and went to the front and hit the gas. At the same time, Kupfernagel had a “bad moment” where she hit the fence. And with that the duo could not respond to the acceleration from Compton during the third lap, and she flew away

Compton won ahead of Kupfernagel, who was able to shake off  Vos in the last lap. Sanne Van Paassen’s fourth place was enough for the Dutch rider to clinch the overall victory in the World Cup. Van Paassen won the World Cup round in Plzen (CZE) and showed consistency by finishing in the top four of all the World Cup races.

“Sanne had a good race today, she did what she had to do. You need to do all the races to win the series and unfortunately I couldn’t do that this year. I’m really happy with my season and second is still a good spot for that.” Compton said after the race.

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Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens). “I didn’t get a great start but also I think a bit of heavy legs. It’s always like that coming back, I think I took three weeks away from racing, your legs feels a little bit loaded until you get that first hard race. So I’m hoping that next week I’ll have a better start, I keep saying that but (laughs) I’m getting used to sucky starts and making it up.”

After the catch. “I sat and recovered a bit and then I did a semi-attack after that run section, I stayed on the gas and I think I got a little gap there and then I just tried to stay consistent and make sure I had a little bit left in case they catch or I make a mistake because it’s easy to make mistakes out there.”

About the course. “The running was tough, I don’t mind the running but it’s hard to clip in afterwards. I think the running was good, it was a hard course for sure, just everything, the fast sections you could really pedal, you couldn’t really recover.”

Hanka Kupfernagel (Itera-Stevens). “This was a bad moment, this race, the mud is a little more difficult. If it was a little bit more rainy, the mud would be more liquid but sometimes solid, and this was my problem. I went straight in the fence and hit Marianne I guess. There was a gap for Katie and then in the next corner, I did another mistake of course because I was nervous and I was angry at myself for the first mistake before. I tried to come back.”

Hoogerheide World Cup Women Podium: 1st Katie Compton (Planet Bike), 2nd Hanka Kupfernagel (itera-Stevens), 3rd Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit)

Hoogerheide World Cup Women Podium: 1st Katie Compton (Planet Bike), 2nd Hanka Kupfernagel (itera-Stevens), 3rd Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit)

Top 10 Results
1. Katherine Compton (USA) 0:40:59
2. Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) 0:00:18
3. Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:00:31
4. Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) 0:00:51
5. Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:01:01
6. Sanne Cant (Bel) 0:01:14
7. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) 0:01:18
8. Helen Wyman (GBr) Kona 0:01:37
9. Sophie De Boer (Ned) 0:01:51
10. Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Pro Team 0:02:02
12. Meredith Miller (USA) 0:02:10
18. Amy Dombroski (USA) 0:03:02
25. Susan Butler (USA) 0:04:26
26. Natasha Elliott (Can) st
31. Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) 0:05:15

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