Highlights from Katie’s win in Druivencross today. Looks like a tough hilly, muddy course that required everyone to grind it out.
Katie taking a tough win in a sandy Scheldecross: Vrouwen race today in Europe. This is a nice 4min recap of the whole race from Belgium TV. The most interesting part is the lapped traffic trying to “race” Katie and almost causing her to crash.
Katie taking a big win at the Mudfund Derby City Cup day 1 today down in Louisville on the World Champs course from last year. Crystal Anthony nabbed second after riding away from Meredith Miller for 3rd.
Katie Compton (by Meg | megmcmahon.com)
Katie opened the US cross season with a couple of days in Providence with a 3rd and 2nd. In recent interviews Katie’s mentioned a string of sickness during the summer and having to “race into shape” this season. I’ve no doubts she’ll pick it up and get stronger as the season goes on.
Katie Compton moves into 2nd (by Luke)
Luke Seeman captures the precise moment Katie ran away with the silver medal in the Elite Women’s race yesterday, as Van Passen goes down right as Katie attacked.
Katie Compton earned a solid second today at the World Championships in Louisville. Cycling Dirt caught up with her and got this great post-race interview
Katie Compton dominated in typical style today in Wisconsin, leading the field by almost a minute for most of the race. The rest of the podium was a nice surprise with Oregon’s Jake Wilcoxson getting second just ahead of Nicole Duke.
In the World Cup cyclocross event today in Rome, Italy, Katie Compton battled 1-2 with Marianne Vos for over four laps until Vos put the hammer down, pushed a gap and took the win in Rome, with Compton second. The highlight of the race was Compton’s 2nd place was enough to sew up the World Cup overall series win, even if she skips the final event in Hoogerheide, making her the first American to win a World Cup series of Cyclocross. Congrats Katie!
The US National championships in Madison, Wisconsin takes place next weekend and Katie is on track to win her 9th in a row.
Marianne Vos crashes, taking out Katie, who after another crash had to DNF. Can’t remember the last time Katie DNF’d a race, maybe a couple seasons ago?
After a bit of a slow start, Katie crawled her way through the top ten during the first lap but Vos was off from the gun and never looked back, putting 30 seconds into the field and holding that gap until by the end it was over a minute. Compton hit the deck several times on the sandy downhills around the course but fought hard for 2nd today.