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Cyclo-Cross World Cup #3 - CDM

Saint Wendel, Germany, November 16, 2003

Results    World Cup standings

Two from two for Nys

Belgian Sven Nys has increased his lead in the World Cup competition after taking the second round in St Wendel, Germany, in front of Jiri Pospisil (Czech Republic) and Ben Berden (Belgium). Nys crossed the line 8 seconds in front of second place, confirming his strength as one of the absolute top 'crossers in the world. He is now well on track to take his third World Cup title (after 2000 and 2002), as compatriot and rival Bart Wellens finished outside the points today.

The early pace was - as usual - set by Bart Wellens, Sven Nys and Ben Berden, with Swiss rider Christian Heule and Frenchmen Francis Mourey and John Gadret chasing hard. Richard Groenendaal (Ned) and Jiri Pospisil (Cze) were in the next group, a handful of seconds behind the leaders. Mourey and Heule had to let the front group go, but by halfway the two groups had come back together to form a bunch of eight riders.

World Champion Bart Wellens surprised everyone when he was dropped from the front group. Numb from the cold, he couldn't unclip from his pedals in time and hit a barrier. He ran without his bike for a short while, but then abandoned the race.

In front, Nys attacked and only Pospisil could follow him, staying on the Belgian's wheel while the other riders fell back. The chase group contained Petr Dlask (Cze), Ben Berden, Erwin Vervecken (Bel) and Richard Groenendaal, but there was no catching the two leaders. With two laps to go, Nys attacked and got rid of Pospisil, and was able to cruise across the line with a comfortable lead. Ben Berden took third, while John Gadret beat compatriot Francis Mourey for fourth place.

Results

Elite Men 
 
1 Sven Nys (Belgium)                  1.00.45
2 Jiri Pospisil (Czech Republic)         0.08
3 Ben Berden (Belgium)                   0.45
4 John Gadret (France)                   0.49
5 Francis Mourey (France)                0.51
6 Petr Dlask (Czech Republic)                
7 Christian Heule (Switzerland)          1.07
8 Martin Zlamalik (Czech Republic)       1.21
9 Richard Groenendaal (Netherlands)          
10 Vaclav Jezek (Czech Republic)             
11 Kamil Ausbuher (Czech Republic)           
12 Tom Vannoppen (Belgium)                   
13 Michael Baumgartner (Switzerland)         
14 Wilant Van Gils (Netherlands)             
15 David Derepas (France)                    
16 Jonathan Page (USA)                       
17 Sven Vanthourenhout (Belgium)             
18 Gerben De Knegt (Netherlands)             
19 Thomas Frischknecht (Switzerland)         
20 David Seco Amundarain (Spain)             
21 Simon Zahner (Switzerland)                
22 Arnaud Labbe (France)                     
23 Erwin Vervecken (Belgium)                 
24 Dariusz Gil (Poland)                      
25 Enrico Franzoi (Italy)                    
26 Vaclaf Metlicka (Slovakia)                
27 Robert Glajza (Slovakia)                  
28 Klaas Vantornout (Belgium)                
29 Derik Zampedri (Italy)                    
30 Reto Matt (Germany)                   3.36
31 Thorsten Struch (Germany)                 
32 Michael Müller (Switzerland)              
33 Krzysztof Kuzniak (Poland)                
34 Maros Kovac (Slovakia)                    
35 Geoffrey Clochez (France)                 
36 Maik Muller (Germany)                     
37 Alessandro Fontana (Italy)                
38 Camiel Van Den Bergh (Netherlands)        
39 David Rusch (Switzerland)                 
40 Radoslaw Czapla (Poland)                  
41 Ian Wilkinson (Great Britain)             
42 Marek Cichosz (Poland)                    
43 Kim Petersen (Denmark)                    
44 David Collins (Great Britain)             
45 Milan Barenyi (Slovakia)                  
46 Carsten Schaffer (Denmark)                
47 Joachim Parbo (Denmark)                   
48 Isaac Suarez Fernandez (Spain)            
49 Marco Bianco (Italy)                      
 
Elite Women
 
1 Hanka Kupfernagel (Germany)           35.46
2 Alison Dunlap (USA)                    0.22
3 Maryline Salvetat (France)             0.34
4 Nadia Triquet (France)                 0.55
5 Victoria Wilkinson (Great Britain)     1.06
6 Marianne Vos (Netherlands)             1.32
7 Reza Ravenstein (Netherlands)          1.37
8 Anja Nobus (Belgium)                   1.43
9 Birgit Hollmann (Germany)              1.57
10 Hilde Quintens (Belgium)                  
11 Katrin Helmcke (Germany)              1.59
12 Laurence Leboucher (France)           2.11
13 Debbie Mansveld (Netherlands)         2.19
14 Nicol Kampeter (Germany)              2.44
15 Barbora Bohata (Czech Republic)       2.52
16 Corine Dorland (Netherlands)          3.09
17 Nadine Bruhn (Denmark)                3.48
18 Francesca Cuccinello (Italy)          4.07
19 Katleen Vermeiren (Belgium)           4.23
20 Vania Rossi (Italy)                   4.34
21 Susy Godart (Luxembourg)              5.13
22 Klara Nepustilova (Czech Republic)    5.56
 
U23 Men
 
1 Radomir Simunek (Czech Republic)      50.18
2 Bart Dirkx (Netherlands)                   
3 Frantesek Kloucek (Czech Republic)         
4 Geert Wellens (Belgium)                0.10
5 Kevin Pauwels (Belgium)                0.33
6 Dieter Vanthourenhout (Belgium)        0.47
7 Pirmin Lang (Switzerland)              1.01
8 Roger Schuppli (Switzerland)           1.04
9 Christophe Niemann (Germany)           2.04
10 Eddy Van Yzendoorn (Netherlands)      2.39
11 Benjamin Hill (Germany)               4.08
12 Frank Van Grootel (Netherlands)       5.28
13 Patrick Uhlig (Germany)               6.39
14 Patrick Hamann (Germany)             1 lap     
15 Christian Meiser (Germany)                
16 Valentin Holts (Germany)                  
 
Junior Men
 
1 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Luxembourg)      38.18
2 Thijs Van Amerongen (Netherlands)          
3 Paul Vos (Germany)                         
4 Renč Lang (Switzerland)                0.37
5 Rikkie Dyhxhoorn (Netherlands)         0.42
6 Jiri Hajek (Czech Republic)                
7 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Netherlands)    0.43
8 Sascha Wagner (Germany)                    
9 Lukas Kloucek (Czech Republic)         0.44
10 Martin Nemecek (Czech Republic)           
11 Julien Taramarcaz (Switzerland)       1.17
12 Bohumil Elsnic (Czech Republic)       1.20
13 Moritz Uhrig (Germany)                    
14 Koen Van Grootel (Netherlands)        1.24
15 Christoph Pfingsten (Germany)         1.34
16 Enrico Liebe (Netherlands)            1.40
17 Robin Schmuda (Germany)               1.41
18 Jan Arnouts (Belgium)                     
19 David Bertram (Germany)               1.57
20 Jan Mikkers (Netherlands)             2.27
21 Ondrej Zelinka (Czech Republic)       2.41
22 Daniel Burkart (Germany)              2.42
23 Tim Ulbrich (Germany)                 2.43
24 Markus Sudy (Germany)                 3.00
25 Ondrej Bambula (Czech Republic)       3.01
26 Quentin Bertholet (Belgium)               
27 Tobias Schleifring (Germany)          3.29
28 Karol Gulba (Poland)                  4.02
29 Thomas Grobl (Germany)                4.36
30 Marcel Barth (Germany)                4.37
31 Fabian Dezius (Germany)               4.44
32 Pierre Witkowski (Germany)            6.48
33 Andreas Blum (Germany)                7.20
34 Julian Rammler (Germany)              7.57
35 Phillip Becker (Germany)             1 lap

World Cup standings after round 2

Elite Men 
 
1 Sven Nys (Belgium)                    120 pts
2 Ben Berden (Belgium)                   90
3 Francis Mourey (France)                65
4 John Gadret (France)                   64
5 Richard Groenendaal (Netherlands)      64
6 Christian Heule (Switzerland)          56
7 Petr Dlask (Czech Republic)            50
8 Jiri Pospisil (Czech Republic)         50
9 Bart Wellens (Belgium)                 50
10 Sven Vanthourenhout (Belgium)         49
11 Martin Zlamalik (Czech Republic)      44
12 Vaclav Jezek (Czech Republic)         38
13 Gerben De Knegt (Netherlands)         35
14 Enrico Franzoi (Italy)                32
15 Michael Baumgartner (Switzerland)     30
16 Tom Vannoppen (Belgium)               30
17 Erwin Vervecken (Belgium)             27
18 David Derepas (France)                22
19 Dariusz Gil (Poland)                  22
20 Kamil Ausbuher (Czech Republic)       20
21 Jonathan Page (USA)                   20
22 Arnaud Labbe (France)                 18
23 Alessandro Fontana (Italy)            17
24 Wilant Van Gils (Netherlands)         17
25 Simon Zahner (Switzerland)            17
26 Marco Bianco (Italy)                  14
27 Radomir Simunek (Czech Republic)      13
28 Thomas Frischknecht (Switzerland)     12
29 David Seco Amundarain (Spain)         11
30 Camiel Van Den Bergh (Netherlands)    10
31 Matthew Ellis (Great Britain)          8
32 Vaclaf Metlicka (Slovakia)             8
33 Robert Glajza (Slovakia)               4
34 Maarten Nijland (Netherlands)          4
35 Klaas Vantornout (Belgium)             3
36 David Collins (Great Britain)          2
37 Derik Zampedri (Italy)                 2
38 Marek Cichosz (Poland)                 1
39 Reto Matt (Great Britain)              1