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Coupe du Monde Cyclo-Cross #1 - CDM

Frankfurt, Germany, November 24, 2002

2001 Results    Results     World Cup standings    Past winners

First blood to Wellens

Bart Wellens (Bel, Spaar Select) became the first leader of the Cyclo-Cross World Cup after winning Round 1 in Frankfurt. The Belgian rode superbly to head home his compatriots Mario De Clercq and Sven Nijs, who finished 13 seconds behind. Richard Groenendaal (Ned) was the best placed foreign rider in fourth place, as the Belgians once again proved their superiority in cyclo-cross.

In clear, cool conditions, the race was held over 10 laps of a 2.65 km course that was considered technical but fast. Being one of the lower ranked Belgians, Wellens had to start in the fifth row. However, he made up most of the deficit in the first lap.

By this early stage, Sven Nijs had already taken the lead of the race together with Richard Groenendaal. On Lap 3 they were caught by Wellens and Mario De Clercq, with another Belgian, Erwin Vervecken, chasing a little further back. The next group contained Czechs Jiri Pospisil and Vaclav Jezek, French Dominique Arnould, Dutch Gerben de Knegt the other two Belgians Tom Vannoppen and Sven Vanthourenhout.

After a few attacks by Nijs, the leading group was eventually broken up by Wellens, who attacked on Lap 7. Nijs went with him while De Clercq and Groenendaal were left chasing behind. Wellens proved to be too strong for Nijs, and dropped him on the eighth lap despite a flat tyre. Wellens rode most of the lap on the flat before changing to his spare bike. Amazingly he still had a lead by the end, with two laps to go.

Wellens maintained the gap to De Clercq and Nijs, with De Clercq getting the better of Nijs in the sprint for second. Groenendaal was another 4 seconds back, with Vervecken taking 5th at 54 seconds.

"I was very good today," said Wellens. "The crucial moment in this race was a flat tyre. I thought that I had lost it. I'm lucky that I didn't fall due to the flat.

"My condition is very good and I hope to win this year a big series like the UCI Cyclo Cross World Cup."

Photography

Images by Christine Grein/www.capture-the-peloton.de.vu

Results

Men - 27.3 km
 
1 Bart Wellens (Bel)                        1.02.07
2 Mario De Clerq (Bel)                         0.13
3 Sven Nijs (Bel)
4 Richard Groenendaal (Ned)                    0.17
5 Erwin Vervecken (Bel)                        0.54
6 Jiri Pospisil (Cze)                          1.01
7 Tom Vannoppen (Bel)                          1.02
8 Vaclav Jezek (Cze)                           1.24
9 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel)                    1.29
10 Gerben De Knegt (Ned)                       1.30
11 Dominique Arnould (Fra)                     1.40
12 Petr Dlask (Cze)                            1.52
13 Tadeus Korzeniewski (Pol)                   1.53
14 Daniele Pontoni (Ita)                       1.55
15 Christian Heule (Swi)                       1.56
16 John Gadret (Fra)                           2.05
17 Christophe Morel (Fra)                      2.16
18 Kamil Ausbuher (Cze)                        2.30
19 Arnaud Labbe (Fra)                          2.32
20 Enrico Franzoi (Ita)                        2.58
21 Dav Seco-Amundarain (Spa)                   3.09
22 Pawel Cierpikowski (Pol)                    3.16
23 Thijs Verhagen (Ned)                        3.16
24 Francis Mourey (Fra)                        3.30
25 Maarten Nijland (Ned)                       3.41
26 Mariusz Gil (Pol)                           3.44
27 Martin Zlamalik (Cze)                       3.53
28 Sebastien Minard (Fra)                      4.01
29 Roger Hammond (GBr)                         4.04
30 Wilant Van Gils (Ned)                       4.05
31 Tomas Trunschka (Cze)                       4.09
32 Jonathan Page (USA)
33 Zbigniew Adamus (Pol)                       4.10
34 Marco Paludetti (Ita)                       4.12
35 Stuart Wearmouth (GBr)                      4.17
36 Jan Ramsauer (Swi)
37 Christian Wasmer (Ger)                      4.36
38 Michael Baumgartner (Swi)                   4.45
39 Robert Glajza (Svk)                         4.55
40 Marek Cichosz (Pol)
41 Thorsten Struch (Ger)                       4.57
42 Václav Metlicka (Svk)                       4.57
43 Gusty Bausch (Lux)                          5.24
44 Michael Mueller (Swi)                       5.32
45 Lorenzo Perotti (Ita)                       5.40
46 Radoslaw Czapla (Pol)                       5.45
47 Carsten Schäffer (Den)                      5.47
48 Stefano Toffoletti (Ita)                    5.50
49 Paul Oldham (GBr)                           6.12
50 Maik Müller (Ger)                           6.26
51 Kim Petersen (Den)                          6.41
52 Tommy Nielsen (Den)                         6.58
53 Pascal Triebel (Lux)                       1 lap
54 Joachim Parbo (Den)
55 Jens Reuker (Ger)
56 Camie Van Den Bergh (Ned)
DNF Thomas Frischknecht (Swi)
DNF Beat Wabel (Swi)
DNF Igor Tavella (Ita)
DNF Jens Schwedler (Ger)
DNF Jochen Uhrig (Ger)
DNF Matthew Ellis (GBr)
DNF George Richardson (GBr)
DNF Pavel Medved (Svk)
DNF Stefan Gajdosik (Svk)
DNF Lubomir Glovniak (Svk)
DNF Marián Hecl (Svk)
 
Women - 14 km
 
1 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) Barellia                               38.01
2 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Équipe Nürnberger                          0.37
3 Laurence Leboucher (Fra) Die Wielandstubb                          0.54
4 Hilde Quintens (Bel) Belgian National Team                         1.28
5 Ravebstijn Hormes (Ger) MWK Licht Verzet                           1.43
6 Anja Nobus (Bel) Belgian National Team                             1.57
7 Nicol Leijten-De Bie (Ned)                                         2.02
8 Natalie Filonzuk (Fra)                                             2.21
9 Alexandra Bähler (Swi) Swiss National Team                         2.55
10 Birgit Hollmann (Ger) BRC Zugvogel Berlin                         3.04
11 Nicole Kampeter (Ger) RC Endspurt Herford                         3.25
12 Katleen Vermeiren (Bel) Belgian National Team                     4.13
13 Samantha Nicholson (Can)                                          4.52
14 Lea Flückiger (Swi) Swiss National Team                           5.58
15 Jenny Rindt (Ger)                                                 6.10
16 Caroline Humplik (Ger) LG Stuttgart                               7.20
17 Viviane Vasse (Ger) RC Endspurt Herford                           8.23
18 Marina Feldmann (Ger) LG Stuttgart                                1 lap
19 Nicole Jersierski (Ger) SC DHfK Leipzig

Women Youth

1 Dorothée Zwick (Ger) RSC Wörth                                    36.27

Women Junior

1 Miriam Essert (Ger) RV 1898 Kirrlach                              41.53
 
U23 - 22 km
 
1 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel) Belgian National Team                 53.22
2 Tim Van Nuffel (Bel) Belgian National Team                         0.10
3 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Belgian National Team                       0.10
4 Radomir Simunek (Cze) Czech Republic National Team                 0.38
5 Jean-Baptist Beraud (Fra) French National Team                     0.40
6 Steve Chainel (Fra) French National Team                           0.49
7 Josef Soukup (Cze) Czech Republic National Team                    0.50
8 Vladimir Kyzivat (Cze) Czech Republic National Team                1.21
9 Simon Zahner (Swi) Swiss National Team                             1.32
10 Geert Wellens (Bel)                                               2.17
11 Marc Ernster (Lux) Luxembourg National Team                       2.17
12 David Kasek (Cze) Czech Republic National Team                    2.21
13 Markus Spanke (Ger) VC Frankfurt 1883 e.V.                        2.21
14 Andre Rudiger (Ger) Team Optik Nosch Ebnet                        2.33
15 Daniel Olszewski (Ger) German National Team                       2.44
16 Reto Hess (Swi) Swiss National Team                               2.47
17 Bernd Sudhoff (Ger) RV 1960 Werl                                  2.50
18 Pirmin Lang (Swi) Swiss National Team                             3.28
19 Daniel Parpan (Swi) GS Hittrau                                    3.46
20 Friedemann Schmuck (Ger) LFC Stromberg                            4.44
21 Gerben De Vries (Ned)                                             4.54
22 Bejamin Brandauer (Ger) WTB                                       5.56
23 Felix Odebrecht (Ger) Team Techem Berlin                          6.38
24 Michael Cody (USA)                                                6.54
25 Patrick Uhlig (Ger) RSG Badenia Freiburg                          1 lap
26 Tobias Häffner (Ger) RC Pfeil Neckarsulm
27 Michael Walter (Ger) Bayern
28 Marcus Schaaf (Ger) RC Kleinmachnow
29 Danny Kwiatkista (Ger) VC Frankfurt 1883 e.V.
 
National Elite, 22 km

1 Marco Keller (Ger) VC Frankfurt 1883 e.V.                         55.44
2 Bernd Kreuch (Ger) RSC Weimar-Ahnatal                              1.24
3 Oliver Corpus (Lux)                                                2.54
4 Jens Petroll (Ger) ESV Lingen                                      3.26
5 Ralph Berner (Ger) VC Frankfurt 1883 e.V.                          3.33
6 Andreas Wächter (Ger) RSG Lauf                                     3.34
7 Felix Kurth (Ger) ESV Regensburg                                   3.37
8 Kim Tofaute (Ger) Pulheimer SC                                     4.17
9 Torsten Schätzlein (Ger) RLP                                       4.35
10 Thorsten Carrier (Ger) RSC Bad Drkheim                           4.45
11 Felix I. Gniot (Ger) BRC Zugvogel Berlin                          1 lap
12 Dirk Juckwer (Ger) Pulheimer SC
13 Mirko Volk (Ger) VC Frankfurt 1883 e.V.

Juniors - 14 km
 
1 Romain Villa (Fra) French National Team                           40.39
2 Lars Boom (Ned) Netherlands National Team                          0.13
3 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) French National Team                         0.41
4 Eddy Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Netherlands National Team                0.42
5 Finn Heitmann (Ger) German National Team                           1.08
6 Pituch Slawomir (Pol) Polish National Team                         1.37
7 Benjamin Hill (Ger) RG Hamburg                                     2.14
8 Yves Corminboeuf (Swi) Swiss National Team                         2.14
9 Tom Van Den Bosch (Bel) Belgian National Team                      2.26
10 Gerald Uyttersprot (Bel) Belgian National Team                    2.31
11 Karl Schoknecht (Ger) RC Kleinmachnow                             2.36
12 Cornelius Häring (Swi) Swiss National Team                        2.38
13 Rikke Dijkxhoorn (Ned) Netherlands National Team                  2.51
14 Enrico Liebe (Ned) Netherlands National Team                      2.56
15 Konrad Opitz (Ger) Zehlendorfer Ei                                3.05
16 Daan De Jonge (Ned) HOL Regio Team                                3.23
17 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Netherlands National Team               3.29
18 Robin Schmuda (Ger) German National Team                          3.30
19 Michal Parchar (Svk) Slovakian National Team                      3.46
20 Lubos Hricak (Svk) Slovakian National Team                        4.11
21 Michi Van Der Luide (Ned) Netherlands National Team               4.17
22 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) HOL Regio Team                             4.20
23 René Lang (Swi) Swiss National Team                               4.25
24 Dominik Parpan (Swi) Swiss National Team                          4.40
25 Thomas Gröbl (Ger) RSC Komet Ludwi                                4.47
26 Lukas Keller (Ger) German National Team                           4.48
27 Rüdiger Wilhelm (Ger) Hessen                                      5.27
28 Steven Mengels (Ned) HOL Regio Team                               5.35
29 Moritz Uhric (Ger) Hessen                                         5.35
30 Tobias Riedl (Ger) RMV Concordia S                                5.48
31 Patrick Hamann (Ger) RSG Frankfurt                                5.49
32 Jan Krüger (Ger) RV Berlin                                        5.53
33 Florian Wolf (Ger) RC Kleinmachnow                                6.27
34 Marcel Barth (Ger) SSV Gera                                       6.29
35 Dusan Janduch (Svk) Slovakian National Team                       6.41
36 Dominik Schirling (Ger) RMV Concordia S                           6.54
37 Peter Ciz (Svk) Slovakian National Team                           6.56
38 Joh Insel-Wahnfried (Ger) Zehlendorfer Ei                         6.56
39 Markus Sudy (Ger) RC Kleinmachnow                                 7.36
40 Lukas Sibr (Svk) Slovakian National Team                          7.40
41 Robert Müller (Pol) Polish National Team                          7.49
42 Rick Fransen (Ned) HOL Regio Team                                 8.40
43 Peter Laubsch (Ger) RC Charlottenbu                               1 lap
44 Sven Indermark (Ger) RC Endspurt Her
45 Toni-René Sattler (Ger) RV Henninger So
46 Marcel Langer (Ger) RC Silber Pils
47 Ingo Blischke (Ger) RSC Le Loup
48 Ronny Fett (Ger) RF Homburg/Saar

World Cup standings after round 1

1 Bart Wellens (Bel)                             60 pts
2 Mario De Clerq (Bel)                           50
3 Sven Nijs (Bel)                                45
4 Richard Groenendaal (Ned)                      40
5 Erwin Vervecken (Bel)                          35
6 Jiri Pospisil (Cze)                            30
7 Tom Vannoppen (Bel)                            28
8 Vaclav Jezek (Cze)                             26
9 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel)                      24
10 Gerben De Knegt (Ned)                         22
11 Dominique Arnould (Fra)                       20
12 Petr Dlask (Cze)                              19
13 Tadeus Korzeniewski (Pol)                     18
14 Daniele Pontoni (Ita)                         17
15 Christian Heule (Swi)                         16
16 John Gadret (Fra)                             15
17 Christophe Morel (Fra)                        14
18 Kamil Ausbuher (Cze)                          13
19 Arnaud Labbe (Fra)                            12
20 Enrico Franzoi (Ita)                          11
21 Dav Seco-Amundarain (Spa)                     10
22 Pawel Cierpikowski (Pol)                       9
23 Thijs Verhagen (Ned)                           8
24 Francis Mourey (Fra)                           7
25 Maarten Nijland (Ned)                          6
26 Mariusz Gil (Pol)                              5
27 Martin Zlamalik (Cze)                          4
28 Sebastien Minard (Fra)                         3
29 Roger Hammond (GBr)                            2
30 Wilant Van Gils (Ned)                          1

Past winners

2001 Alex Mudroch (Cze) Tschechien
2000 Christian Heule (Swi) Post Swiss
 
Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com